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Our Torah school curriculum prepares children to be active participants in the community.

 

Kindergarten – Grade 2
Our youngest students explore Jewish life through the five senses, learning through stories, music, crafts, cooking, Shabbat and Holiday rituals. They learn the Hebrew alphabet, through vocabulary, prayer, games, stories, art, music, reading and writing. These exercises help familiarize them to the sights and sounds of the Hebrew language. During our Torah School weekly Tefilah, they have the
opportunity to hear and learn to chant the prayers that they learned in class.

 

Grades 3-7
Our Hebrew program is taught with an emphasis on Jewish Prayer—learning phonics, learning how to read, writing, grammar and vocabulary. All grades work toward mastering portions of our Shabbat Liturgy. Our Students learn about Mitzvot, Jewish theology, how to read and chant as well as learn the meaning of our prayers. It is our goal to enable our students, so when the time comes, they will be able to lead our congregation in the service at their Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebrations.

All of our Students have the opportunity to explore Jewish culture from around the globe. They will look at Jewish life throughout the centuries. Classes include Mitzvot, Jewish History, Israel, the Jewish Calendar, role models of the synagogue, Menschlichkeit, introduction to Jewish arts, customs, recipes, foods, music, Jewish stories from around the world and multi-generational programming. Our Students enter into an interactive exploration of Torah stories learning how to see the text through the lens of their own experiences as children, siblings, and global citizens. Each week, they explore the Parasha Hashavuah introducing the meaningful content of the weekly Torah portion, context, values, and vocabulary of these significant stories. They will also learn the prayers from the Shabbat liturgy that will help them in their B’nai Mitzvah experience.

 

Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation 

Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation is conscious, though personal preparations are done with private tutors rather than in class. Students learn to take a leadership role in the Family Friday services.

Tue, November 24 2020 8 Kislev 5781