Welcome to Rabbi Josh's 

Kitah Hey!

Dear Kitah Hay (5th grade) families,


May God look over us in these troubled times. May she send a healing of mind, body and spirit to all suffering with regard to Covid 19 and may we find strength through the PSJC community we share. Amen.


Before I continue, it would be a mitzvah for you AND YOUR CHILDREN, to make phone calls, send e-mails and text messages to anyone you know in quarantine, anyone living alone, and particularly to people (gevalt, now I’m one of them) who is older or living with a chronic medical condition.


When your children are b’nei mitzvah, they will be expected to lead the community in prayer. Fifth grade teaches them many of the prayers they are expected to lead. We are committed to ensuring your children are prepared for the day when our community will begin to rely on them to participate with, and if necessary, lead the congregation in prayer. We will be sending home lessons to help keep them on schedule to be ready. This is an age, when sitzfleish (ability to sit still) is in short supply. I urge you to work with them, possibly breaking down the lesson to shorter pieces. I am always available to answer questions at rabbijosh0@gmail.com.

Rabbi Josh

Lesson | 5.20.20

  • Video Review of Prayer

  • Favorite parts of class Least favorite part of class.

  • Dress up as a prayer

  • Favorite part of class

  • Least favorite part of class.

  • Suggestions.

Various Blessings Below: 

• After washing hands 

• Blessings for smells 

• Blessings prior to eating foods 

• Blessings for special occasions 

• Blessings for sights and sounds