Today's lesson included singing the Shema as well as teaching some tone matching to the youngest classes. In the older classes, we explored the Divine Name in detail - Yod-Heh-Vav-Heh; where in the song we sing Adonai = Lord. But the divine name can be written - and we wrote it
יהוהthen we wrote Adonai
and we talked a bit about the differences, about vowels and consonants, and about practices including the name (Hashem) as a substitute. And in line with this morning's leaflet, we talked a little about Israel and how the nations have been gathered into the promises that are given to Israel, creating the oneness that we celebrate. (All this at roughly 5 minutes a class).
The children remember all the words of the song and their usual English glosses. Here are singers, and translators for the future ... I expect the older children could learn another song too - maybe next time...