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Tips and Research
Lots about school,
Now including a special
For a good look at
festivals and events around the Jewish year,
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...and you must try this great
Writing a Chumash Curriculum?
Points to Ponder
Teaching Avinu Malkeinu?
Vayeitze Verbs Flashcards
Reading Crash Course
Rashi Words Flashcards
Rashi Script Tutorial Video
of the week!
Now you can teach texts like you never have before!
Vayeitze Emphatext - new
Give some Rashi Reading Practice.
Navigating around the Chumash
Method of learning the Pesukim
Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP
hosted a reception in Downing Street
to mark Chanukah 2014
his speech here...
H A B
B A T
U K 2014
CLICK ON PICTURE FOR VIDEO
happened, and it was amazing!
thoughts for today, and every day
The Tefilla of
the SheLaH HaKadosh
that parents recite on Erev Rosh Chodesh Sivan
..and any other time
great video for Yom Yerushalayim
thanks to Bnei Akiva Italia & Yaakov Shwekey.
...and I just love this one!
Baruch Levine: Vezakeini
Our brothers of the whole house of
who are in distress and captivity,
on sea or land, may the All-present have compassion on them,
and lead them from distress to relief, from darkness to light,
from oppression to freedom, now, swiftly, and soon.
And let us say: Amen.
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a shiur to prepare for Pesach:
Reb Yerachmiel Goldman on The Seder Night
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Vashem UK Seminar 2015
Lessons: Tips and Research
TUTORIALS on ALEF BEIS, vowels,
and beginning Hebrew reading,
BA'AL HATURIM on CHUMASH,
PRIORITY in BROCHOS,
and LOTS MORE . . .
Click here for "Montage" of Tutorials - a taster
Questions for Tefilloh Discussions
these for short discussions before you daven with your pupils,
and their davening will soar Heavenward, IYH!
Torah Poem ~ "Hakoras
Hatov" ~ please read and enjoy
Rashi of the Week ~
The Animated Talmud
A beautiful resource for
introducing students to Torah SheBe'al Peh ~
Breathtaking clarity, simplicity; exceptional quality; rich
delightful to watch, unique resource and learning tool.
Read an article about The
Leibowitz: Personal Reflections by
Rabbi Ian Shaffer
Find an hour to listen to this, or listen to it in bits - it's
Go here for more details, and
scroll down a little.
Chinuch training videos from Rabbi Jonathan Rietti
audio-visual! ~ The Torah ~
- a short Aish film for Yom Kippur
New Stories in Story Time! - for
material - see new
Reading Assessment 1
Reading Assessment 2
4 J.L.P. General Knowledge Study and Review booklet
5 J.L.P. General Knowledge Study and Review booklet
Jewish Literacy Programme
Shiurim on Hilchot Berachot,
on the Berachot
by Dayan Yonason Abraham, shlita
(London Beth Din,
UK; Rav of Kehillas Toras Chaim)
Yr. 6 Core General Knowledge
Q&A Study & Review
Yr. 6 Core General Knowledge
Q&A - Tests
39 Melachot Test
Judaism in Focus:
Yr. 6 Discussion and
6 Special Study Pack
Aid for Tefilla Summaries
6 Chumash and Mishna Revision Notes
Chumash Vocabulary Flashcards
Vocab. with phrases
transliterations in: Israeli
Chayei Sarah ~ Shorashim (roots) ~
Bereshit 24: 10-22 ~
Audio Pesukim Page
Google Torah Toldot
HaTorah / Leining samples
Powerpoint Presentation for
National J.S. Conference, February, 2007
Parasha Sheets -
more coming soon
A Pen Pal in the Past
Loads of new links on
the Links page
The TorahSchool Berachot Workbook
Torah and Middot Brainstorms
Mitzva Tokens (pdf)
Two Readings of Matan Torah
(from Vayeishev until Shelach Lecha, 5765,
but lots of ideas for sample questions nonetheless!)
& Biur Chametz (pdf)
Seder Q&A Cards (pdf)
Seder, Programme and Guide (pdf)
Pesach Revision Quiz
Megillat Esther - Full text with alternate Hamans highlighted! (pdf)
teaching "Mishenichnas Adar..." (pdf)
Megillat Esther Study Sheet (incl. pdf)
Esther - The Play! (pdf)
Listening to Megillat Esther (pdf)
Hashana Workbook! (pdf)
Avinu Malkeinu - Our
Father, Our King
Script written exercises (pdf)
don't forget the Rashi Reading Crash Course!
in Rashi of the week: Miketz
Knowledge Curriculum for Key Stage 1 (Infants) (pdf file)
Knowledge Curriculum for Key Stage 2 (Juniors) (pdf file)
Shemoneh Esrei Project
examples of Shemonei Esrei Project work from 2004/5764
Chumash Curriculum? - Points to Ponder
Year 5 Discussion of
Our Method (One of our
methods of learning Chumash)
Shemot Texts ('Emphatexts')
Links (Great links to other Torah and
Jewish interest web sites)
Some of what you'll find in
These pages give
pupils tools they need
to help them to learn, both at school and at
If you look at Question of
the Lesson you will see
not only great questions but also full discussions
of the texts and commentaries from our lessons!
Read about our projects and see our work!
Are you saying your 100 daily Berachot?
After visiting this section you'll be well equipped to do so!
Here you can enjoy some original stories,
with morals relating to the weekly Parashah.
to other sites of Jewish interest.
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Rosh Hashana Workbook in pdf!
Berachot book now in pdf format!
Year 5 Discussion of
Test yourself on Vayeitze
Rashi Reading Crash
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how will you do?
Rashi Words Flashcards -
try these, too!
BETWEEN SEFARDI / ISRAELI
AND ASHKENAZI TRANSLITERATIONS ~
THIS IS DUE TO MOVING
FROM A SCHOOL WHICH
USES THE FORMER TO ONE WHICH USES THE LATTER
Please enjoy viewing
some of my drawings.
(full size A4)
The Chofetz Chaim ztz"l
- Rabbi Yisroel Meir Kagan -
Author of 21 seforim, including Sefer Chofetz Chaim (an organised and
clear presentation of the laws regarding harmful speech), Sefer Shemiras
Haloshon (guidance on guarding one's tongue, based on teachings of our
Sages), and the Mishnah Berurah (his commentary on the Orach Chaim
section of the Shulchan Aruch, which deals with daily laws for a Jew;
the Mishnah Berurah became a standard source of Halochoh for
Rabbi Aryeh Levin ztz"l
Known as the
"The Tzaddik of Jerusalem" and
"Father of Prisoners"
because of his visits to prisoners and work on behalf of the poor and
The Shem MiShmuel ztz"l
- Rabbi Shmuel Bornsztain -
The second Sochatchover Rebbe
He was know as the Shem Mishmuel because this was the title of his
nine-volume work of chassidic thought on the Torah (vols.1-8)
and Haggodoh (vol.9).
Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak
HaCohen Kook ztz"l
First Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi
in pre-State Land of Israel
Great Torah scholar, thinker,
Kabbalist and poet.
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef ztz"l was one of the greatest Torah leaders of
the generation. He wrote many seforim of halachic responsa.
Maran Hacham Ovadia held a number of leadership positions, including
Dayan on the Jerusalem Bet Din, member of the Supreme Rabbinical Court
of Appeals in Jerusalem, Sefardic Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv and Sefardic
Chief Rabbi of Israel. He set himself a life mission of restoring
the primacy of Halachah among Sefardic communities, a goal that he
achieved with great success.
Isaac (Issy) Simons a"h.
Issy Simons was my wife's
He was the Shamas of Sheffield's Wilson Road Synagogue for many years,
and ran the Chevra Kadisha. Issy also supervised shechita in the
abattoir. I never met him, but I can tell from the memories I have
heard that he was a lovely, popular man and a great character, who was
devoted to family and community.
written notes on Hilchos STAM (Sefer Torah, Tefillin and Mezuzoh)
based on shiurim with Rav Natan Siegel shlito,
5749 / 1989
(mainly covering: sections of Gemoro, Mishnah
Berurah 36, Mishnas Sofrim, Mishnah Berurah 32)
Three thoughts for
and every day:
Make the most of your
... so, don't
just count the minutes,
minutes count !
It's not enough
to just speak sparingly;
use the gift of speech to
i n s p i r e and
c h a n g e l i v e s ~
... so, don't
just count your words,
make your words count
appreciating all that Hashem has given you -
your health, your
brain, your family, your
then go out and jolly well make the most of them all
... so, don't
just count your blessings,
blessings count !