Thank you everyone for a wonderful first day of BRIJ! We met today at the the Islamic School of Rhode Island for an afternoon of fun and learning. We were truly impressed with the enthusiasm, curiosity and knowledge that each student brought the session today! We cannot wait to get to know you all better over the semester.
Week 2 of BRIJ! Today, we explored connections between the Shema and the Shahada, and began working on our community puzzle.
Reflections from our students...
"Today I learned about the 5 pillars of Islam. The 5 pillars are like the mitzvot in Judaism."
"I learned about Yom Kippur and about a bar mitzvah. I also learned that muslims have a very similar connection to Judaism. I learned that Jewish people fast like muslim people."
"I learnd in the Muslim community they also have a fasting day! I think its so cool that there are so many conections beetween Islam and Judaism"
"I learned that Jewish people have similare holidays like Muslims. They also do things the same but also a little bit different"