Eighth Grade – כיתה ח

Welcome to Eighth Grade!

Weekly Newsletter for the week of 6/7/2023

Judaic Studies

Advanced Middle School Judaics

In our Mishnah Class we have been learning Megillat Ruth and finished the $ Chapters thus week. As posted, I scheduled an Exam for next Friday, June 14th, the day after Shavuot for Megillat Ruth. Please encourage your child to study over this week and be prepared. 

In our Chumash class, we are finishing the story of Biraishit and will be celebrating on June 18th at Holy Schnitzel for lunch. Please do not send in a lunch for that day. It is a great accomplishment that we have basically done and learned the entire Sefer Biraishit and worthy of this celebration. I am very proud of the class and hope they remember all that we learned.

Rabbi Dr. Richard Ehrlich

Middle School Judaics


Bamidbar-The Jewish people are now in the midbar .

In this week’s parsha we learn howmuch Hashem loves each and every Jew , that he keeps on counting them/us.

Men alone,ages 20-60 numbered 603,550! That is extremely incredible especially considering that there were also males ages 0-20 years and 60 and above, and as many females. This number 2as accumulated  in only 210 years after a humble beginning of only 70 individuals who originally entered Egypt.

We learned about the encampment in the desert/wilderness and the order of travel.

Eac camp had their own unique flag with colors and animals depicted on it. I heard from my son who heard from his Rebbie-Rabbi that the flag was there to remind all of them of their unique talents. We should all recognize our own talents and use them effectively to live a life of a proper Jew serving Hashem.


Thank you to Jacob Michaelov for creating an exciting game for all of us with which to review the Parasha


We began an in depth study in the parasha of Naso and the unique laws of a Sota.

We learned about the terrible sin of a Jewsih married woman to be alone with another man and all the lwas and punishment


Thank you to Jeremiah Akiva for creating a wonderful game with which to study, enjoy and review.


We have reached a culmination of our study and review of laws and customs of Shavuot.

Each child should have brought home a few packets that were studied.Please read and enjoy.

We began a study of Rut.

Shabbat Party

Rabbi Kuritsky brought in; bagels, egg salad, avocado salad, tomato and onion salad and delicious danishes for all to enjoy, wash properly and say the proper brachos. and of course to enjoy!



Secular Studies

What a great week for the 8th grade! We finished our last academic matters, took our iReady, and had a great senior trip. Everyone is looking forward to graduation!