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Grade 4


Sunday April 19 - May 17, 10:40 am:  Jewish at Home, a five-week series on small daily ways students can make Jewish things happen at home.

Mondays, April 20 - May 11 at 7 pm:  Jamie Lief will read the middle grades novel “Bridge to America: Based on a True Story” by Linda Glaser, a chapter or two each week, stopping to discuss with Grades 4 and 5.

Synopsis of the book:  The year is 1920 and the setting is a shtetl, a small village in northern Poland, where Fivel and his family live in fear of the ruthless Cossacks and unpredictable pogroms. As he and his mother, brother, and sisters struggle to stay alive, nine-year-old Fivel is hungry, is cold, is a rascal, is goodhearted, longs for his father, and is afraid for their lives. Will the money from America ever come? Has their father forgotten about them, perhaps even found another family? When will the next horrific Cossack raid come?  Here is an absorbing, ultimately hopeful novel that creates an unforgettable portrait of a family, a time, and the bridging of two worlds.

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Thu, June 4 2020 12 Sivan 5780