Upcoming events

Shalom JK families!

We had such a lovely time yesterday with all of our special visitors yesterday morning for generations day, we hope they come back and visit soon!

We have a busy schedule over the next two weeks so here are some important dates and reminders:

  • In honour of Shavuot, OJCS is compiling a recipe book. JK is responsible for desserts so please send in/email your family’s most favourite dairy or pareve desserts! Cite your source if it’s from a website or cookbook!
  • Friday, May 19: Dress down day! JK has decided to have a PJ day, so wear your cozy pjs, bring a stuffy (as long as it fits in your backpack), and some friends even want to wear their slippers as indoor shoes!
  • Monday, May 22: NO SCHOOL Victoria Day
  • Thursday, May 25: DAIRY DAY in honour of Shavuot we are having an assembly with a special dairy treat! We are also collecting donations of food items for the Ottawa Kosher Food Bank. Please see flyer below for more details.
  • Friday, May 26: NO SCHOOL Shavuot

Please remember to send your child dressed appropriately for the weather, which includes a light jacket or sweatshirt, rain gear if needed, a sun hat, and please consider applying sunscreen in the morning. You can also send in sunscreen for your child to reapply before we go out later in the day.

Challah Time!

Today in JK we re-launch our OJCS pre-covid tradition of having a Shabbat Ima and Abba! In honour of this very special celebration, we made our very own delicious challot this morning! We learned the Hebrew words ‘sukar’ (sugar), ‘kemach’ (flour), ‘melach’ (salt), ‘shemen’ (oil), ‘mayim’ (water), and ‘shmarim’ (yeast). We fed some sugar to the yeast and watched it get all bubbly while we sang “I’ve got that Shabbat feeling”, checked our eggs for blood spots and shells (none! woohoo!), and then mixed all of the ingredients together. We kneaded, shaped, and let our dough rise. Morah Susan added some sprinkles as a surprise and baked our challot. Enjoy!

As part of our weekly classroom jobs, we have a Chazan or Chazanit Hashavuah who helps lead the tefillot and our Kabbalat Shabbat. We will be asking that each child bring a challah on their assigned Friday to share with their friends. You will receive an email from Morah Susan on the Monday before your child’s designated Shabbat. In order to follow the school’s kashrut policy, the challah must be kosher, sealed with a hechsher, and nut-free. We recommend the challot from Loblaws College Square, Metro on Greenbank, or any Farmboy location. Ordering from A Dashing Pinch or Creative Kosher are also welcomed options. As always, if you have any questions, you know how to reach us!

Shabbat Shalom!