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  • 15
    Dec

    Week of  December 15 - 19, 2014  (23 - 27 Kislev 5775) 

  • 22
    Dec

    Week of  December 22 - 26, 2014  (30 Kislev - 4 Tevet 5775) 

  • 29
    Dec

    Week of  December 29, 2014 -  January 2, 2015  (7 - 11 Tevet 5775) 

  • 20
    Dec

    December 20, 2014 ~ 28 Kislev 5775

  • 21
    Dec

    December 21, 2014 ~ 29 Kislev 5775

Curriculum

Classes

Gan (Kindergarten)

Sunday from 9:00am - 12:00pm

Children are introduced to the concept of community and Hebrew language skills through letter recognition. They amass a classroom Hebrew vocabulary and enjoy learning about Bible Stories and the Jewish Holidays through hands-on, fun activities.

Aleph (1st Grade)

Sunday from 9:00am - 12:00pm

The first grader continues on the theme of the previous year, learning more about the synagogue and its central role in our daily lives. Hebrew letters are reinforced; Bible, culture and holidays continue to be introduced.

Bet (2nd Grade)

Sunday from 9:00am - 12:00pm & Tuesday or Wednesday 4:15pm - 6:15pm

The second grader begins learning phonetic decoding skills and many prayers and blessings. S/he explores being Jewish with continued enrichment of Bible and holidays' education. Bet End-of-the -Year Concert is a lovely, song- filled program in May showcasing the children's achievements during the year.

Gimmel (3rd Grade)

Sunday from 9:00am - 12:00pm & Tuesday or Wednesday from 4:15pm - 6:15pm

The focus of the Gimmel year is to prepare the students to take their rightful places in K'lal Yisrael (the community of Israel) by formally introducing the students to the Shabbat morning and Friday evening service,. They prepare to receive their first Siddurim, (prayer books) in a special ceremony called Chag HaSiddur and Consecration Service.

Daled (4th Grade)

Sunday from 9:00am - 12:00pm & Tuesday or Wednesday from 4:15pm - 6:15pm

Fourth Graders learn what it means to live as a Jew in partnership with God. Working on recognition of prayer constructs, they build their skills in the Shabbat morning service. Israel, Bible and Holiday studies round off the year.

Hey (5th Grade)

Sunday from 9:00am - 12:00pm & Tuesday or Wednesday from 4:15pm - 6:15pm

Fifth Graders gain a deeper understanding into the Jewish people's covenantal relationship with God. They discover how we add to life's holiness through the performance of mitzvot, (Commandments). Concentrating on the Torah Service, Hey students work on strengthening their vocabulary and Torah skills.

Vav (6th Grade)

Sunday from 9:00am - 12:00pm & Tuesday or Wednesday from 4:15pm - 6:15pm

This pre-Bar and Bat Mitzvah year hones in on a deeper level of t'fillah (prayer), and in-depth study of Israel and Prophets. Students gain a deeper under-standing of G-d, Bible, Jewish holidays and mitzvot. At the end of the Vav year, a Graduation ceremony, Chag HaSiyyum (Elementary Graduation, takes place with a Shabbat dinner and student-led Kabbalat Shabbat Service, to celebrate the transition from Elementary to Hebrew High School.

Music

Music is an important component of the curriculum for all our students and is offered weekly. The children learn a variety of Hebrew, English and liturgical songs and nigunim or melodies that are related to Shabbat, the holidays, the siddur and the State of Israel.

Enhancements

Sunday Chugim (Clubs)

This is a seven-week session where children can choose from a variety of fun-filled enrichment workshops such as Children's Choir, Israeli Dancing, Hebrew Ulpan, Drama, Jewish Yoga, Teva (Nature) and many more during Hebrew School hours.