Five students were recognized by the Commission of Jewish Education of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford for their “uniquely effective” work at their respective West Hartford synagogues. The teens received awards at the Federation’s 70th annual meeting, held recently at Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford. Shown here with Judy Schlossberg, chair emeritus of the Federation board, are award winners: (l to r) Ellen Schenk, Stephanie Rosenthal and Jacob Graber-Lipperman, all of The Emanuel Synagogue, and Leah Goldman of Beth El Temple. Not shown: Miriam Katz of Beth El Temple.
Nancy Fichman and Robin Rosenthal won an Innovative Program award from the Commission on Jewish Education and Leadership of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford for The Passover Skeptic. The goal was for participating students and their families in Grades K-7 to learn additional facts about Passover.
This program involved the learning between the students and their peers, students of inter-grades, siblings and even families (parents and guardians) by progressing through a game board of questions. The students and other participants were able to learn where the questions for the game were created and learned their answers to progress through the game. The learning sources came from the Torah texts, commentaries and the Haggadah.
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