3RD GRADE TEACHER
My name is Ora Tarashandegan and this is my third year as a 3rd grade Religious School Teacher at Sinai Temple. The date that is special to me is June 27, 2003 (27th of Sivan 5763) , which is first time I was blessed to become a mother. The special moment when a child is placed in the arms of a mother is one that cannot be surpassed in power or emotional bliss. New babies are pure magic, sparkling hope, fresh beginnings and sweet surprises. The face of a baby is an open book, yet to be written. My daughter made me see the world in a different eye. She showed me what love really meant. Judaism views childhood as a period of purity, joy, and beauty to be valued and cherished. The Talmud states that “childhood is a garland of roses” and that “the very breath of children is free of sin”. Children are regarded as the hope of the future in every society, yet among the Jewish people this concept is enhanced by the view that children are a Divine trust and guarantors of the furture. I truly enjoy working with children, and hope that I can share my connection to Israel with them. I feel that all students should be familiar with the history of the land and people and show some comfort level with the language of modern Hebrew. Looking forward to a great year ahead.