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Comment by David Linsenberg on December 26, 2011 at 10:44am

Just posted Kitah Hay Hanukkah party photos. Check it out on the TBA website.

Comment by Ellen Kollangi on December 20, 2011 at 11:19am

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,

A huge TODAH RABAH to the Linsenbergs for hosting a wonderful Hanukah party for our class!  Everything from the delicious latkes (kudos to Mrs. Linsenberg's mom) to the game and crafts to the wonderful story at the end was great and just enhanced our holiday spirit!  As I left their home I saw the lights on trees in the neighborhood.  I smiled and felt that the Linsenbergs' warmth and hospitality added a spiritual light inside of me and hopefully everyone else that was there! Again many thanks!

Today, our class is going to participate in a mystery-court scenerio based on the story of Hanukah.  I have a lot of future lawyers in my class.  It should be fun! A reminder that the homework of chanting the Avot prayer is due on the SUNDAY , January 8th. 

                                 Happy Hanukah to All!

                                       Mrs. K




Comment by Rabbi David on December 14, 2011 at 1:12pm

Thank you so much, Linsenbergs, for hosting.  I hope you all have an amazing time!!!  Chag Urim Sameiach - May you all have a happy festival of lights!

Comment by Jill Linsenberg on December 14, 2011 at 12:00pm

Hello everyone. We are looking forward to hosting Kitah Hay at our home for the Hanukah party this Sunday at 3:30. We will be serving home made latkes, lighting candles (feel free to bring your own menorah and candles too!), reading a Hanukah story, singing songs and of course having a grab bag for the kids. Each child should bring a gift card up to $10 in value for the grab. Keep it non-gender specific so all will be happy! :) Our address is 115 Thoreau Rd in Canton and please email or call to RSVP so we can plan on how many children and parents will be attending. Our phone is 178-821-9055 or email

See you on Sunday!

Jill and David Linsenberg

Comment by Ellen Kollangi on December 12, 2011 at 12:07pm

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Kitah Hay class has been very busy learning the meaning and the Hebrew of the Avot prayer which is part of the Shabbat Morning Amidah. We have begun to chant it and it will be assigned as homework, due on the Sunday after we get back from vacation.  We have also been looking at the weekly portions of the Torah and the importance of the life lessons that they teach us. Preparing for our unit on Zionism,   Kitah Hay had a very good discussion on the question: What is a homeland? What does it mean to you?  Which country or countries do you consider YOUR homeland and why?  Finally, Kitah Hay will be learning about Hanukah through different yet interesting ways.  We will begin part 1 of our holiday studies tomorrow.  Talking about Hanukah, the class has been invited for a fun filled Hanukah party at the home of Josh Linsenberg and his parents.  Food, games, a grab bag and perhaps some keroke will surely make this event memorable.  It all takes place on this Sunday, December 18th, 3:30pm until around 5:30.  I would suggest that you RVSP to the Linsenbergs whether you will attend or not attend. I am very impressed that Kitah Hay and the parents are forming this lovely Hevrah or group.  I am looking forward to seeing everyone at our Hanukah celebration!!!

One last note: I have noticed that there have been an increase in absences on Sundays.  It is very important that we try to attend as many classes as possible. If there is a unique situation, Melissa needs to be informed so arrangements can b e made to keep your child up to date with his or her learning.  We are doing such great things in class, I would hate to see a student fall behind.


                                           Mrs. K.





Comment by Ellen Kollangi on November 13, 2011 at 4:52pm

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Kitah Hay has begun chanting the Morning Blessings.  We have also reviewed the reading of the Avot and Emahot from the Shabbat Morning Amidah.  The class has homework DUE on Sunday, November 20th.  It is to be able to read the Avot and Emahot.  I was very impressed how the students read today's assginment out loud.  Keep up the good work!


We also had a quick review of Israel's timeline.  Next week, we will begin our unit on Herzl and Zionism.  The question: What is a homeland?  What does it mean to you as a Jew and as an American? will be the topic of discussion next Sunday. 


                          Mrs. K


Comment by Ellen Kollangi on November 11, 2011 at 10:23am

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Hope everyone is having a pleasant Veteran's Day while taking this day to remember those who have fought for our freedom and safety as Americans. 

This is a reminder that the HOMEWORK is due this SUNDAY, Nov. 13th. It was to be able to read the Morning Blessings. 

Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 13th!

                           Mrs. K.




Comment by Ellen Kollangi on October 24, 2011 at 10:00am

Dear Parents and Guardians,

On Sunday, we elected Nathan Achildiyev for the Class President for November!  In September, Boaz Alkalay did a wonderful job being president!  The students also reviewed the reading of the Morning Blessings.  There is HOMEWORK due on Sunday, Nov. 6th.  The assignment is to be able to READ the Morning Blessings.  They were given a copy of the blessings to take home and study. 

We also studied the location of Israel, her borders, etc.  Next up will be a general over view of Israel and then we will look at the meaning of the word, "Homeland". From there we will begin our studies about Zionism and then in January, we will be looking at the different groups that make up the population of Israel. 

Before I end, I would like to thank the students of Kitah Hay and their parents for making this SUKKOT a beautiful and memorable holiday for me.  From the building of the Sukkah to our program of "Entertainment Under the Stars", it was a wonderful experience, I hope, for everyone involved.  Looking forward to our nexr celebration together!

                                  Mrs. Kollangi

Comment by Ellen Kollangi on October 10, 2011 at 10:08pm

Shalom to Parents and Guardians of Kitah Hay!

Yesterday was a great day for the Kitah Hay class and their families!  They built and decorated the most beautiful sukkah this year!  But even more than that, there was such a wonderful sense of community and sharing among all those that were there. I want to thank all those that participated in this mitzvah and a special thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Jay Wolf and Noah for their hospitality!  I could not believe how FAST Jay put up the extra lattice!  He is a whiz with the screwdriver!

Please remember that we are all meeting (barring weather problems) at our sukkah this Wednesday at 7pm to "sit", shake lulav, and have a little nosh.  It should not last more than an hour.  Then our Kitah Hay Talent Show, Entertainment Under the Stars, will be taking place on Tuesday, October 18th, at 7pm.  Again a very short program is planned.  Looking forward to seeing you all!

 Also, I have changed my email address.  It is  Please make a note of this to contact me regarding questions, comments, suggestions, or concerns.  I will get back to you as soon as possible. 


                            Mrs. Kollangi


Comment by Ellen Kollangi on October 4, 2011 at 5:57pm

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Kitah Hay and their families are going to have a memorable Succot this year!

It begins THIS Sunday, October 9th. You are invited to come and help "a professional" build the Kitah Hay Sukkah at the home of Noah Wolf, 85 Spring Lane in Canton.  The students who have been very busy choosing and planning around their theme of "ENTERTAINMENT" will be decorating their Sukkah at the same time.  Everyone is asked to bring a decoration with them with that theme in mind.  The fun begins at 10:30am and should not take more than two hours.  A light snack will be served. 


Then two weeks from tonight, October 18th, after Hebrew School and eating supper, everyone is again asked to return to our Sukkah to shake the Lulav and watch Kitah Hay's talent show entitled, "ENTERTAINMENT WITH THE STARS!".  The excitement will begin at 7pm. 


Our class has been very busy exploring Rosh HaShanah and recently Yom Kippur. Today we did our own version of Kaparot (ask your child what that is...hint: a chicken) and then we learned a little about the holiday of Succot. I say a little because after reading about some of this holiday's themes the class got into some deep discussions about how they feel about being a Jew in this country.  It was an eye opening experience for me.  I am planning to devote a session in the future to continue the dialogue.  We are also continuing our learning the Hebrew of the Morning Blessings and will soon begin the Avot/Emahot prayer of the Amidah Service.


Please note that I have changed my email address.  It is  If there are any questions or concerns over our outings please call the School or email me. 


G'Mar Hatimah Tovah!  May you be inscribed in the Book of Life!  Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!



                                     Mrs. Kollangi


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