3rd-5th Grade Home Unit
CSZ Religious School’s 3rd-5th Grade Home Unit
V’ahavta L’reiacha Kamocha
Love Your Neighbor as Yourself
In our first video, Molly Levy, Director of Youth and Family Education, shares a story about how we can think about loving our neighbors. How can you be a “lamplighter?” Watch the video to find out!
Questions for your family:
Family Scavenger Hunt
Join us on Goosechase for a family scavenger hunt all about how we can “love your neighbor as you love yourself.” Goosechase is a free app where we have added challenges and fun ideas for you to complete as a family. All of the challenges will offer opportunities to laugh, learn, and discuss this topic with each other. Follow other families as they go on the same journey and maybe win a few prizes!
How to join:
The hunt is open until January 31st! We will see you on Goosechase and cannot wait to play with you!
“Love Your Neighbor” Spotify Playlist
Check out this playlist of songs about helping, being kind, and making the world a better place. Listen to the songs as you are driving, out of a walk, or around the house. Which songs to you connect with the most? What songs would you add?
Kindness Tokens (link to Art Project here)
We have mailed this craft kit to all of our 3rd-5th grade students. When you receive the kit, you can create a key chain, necklace, or token to remind you how you want to show love for your community.
You can take a look at the directions, here: Art Project (link goes here)
Thank you for being a part of this community and sharing your light with us. We look forward to seeing what you create, talk about, and share in the weeks ahead. Please contact us with any questions or ideas!
The Philosopher Martin Buber talks about how we find God when we truly love another – not because of what we may gain from him/her but just for the purpose of loving. This, for Buber, is called an I-Thou relationship. The following article challenges us to think about how loving our children goes beyond the love we feel for anyone else and can be an expression of the way in which we love God. If you enjoy the article, you may want to consider reading Nurture the Wow: Finding Spirituality in the Frustration, Boredom, Tears, Poop, Desperation, Wonder, and Radical Amazement of Parenting by Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg. Rabbi Simon and Lindsey will be leading discussions based on the book in the Spring.