Third Grade -- Sippurim (Stories): Third graders begin a lifelong journey of discovery of the stories of our people. Using key foundational moments found in the Biblical narrative, these students will work to begin discovering the messages found in Torah, how they have changed over time and the role they play in shaping contemporary Jewish life.
Fourth Grade -- Becoming American Jews: The fourth grade community studies the remarkable story of American Judaism and its impact on Jewish tradition and practice over the last 350+ years. Students will be given an opportunity to find themselves within the unfolding narrative of Judaism as they encounter their personal family history and their family’s unique and important Jewish journey.
Fifth Grade -- Am Yisrael (Jewish Peoplehood): The fifth grade community focuses its learning on the idea of Jewish peoplehood by studying Jewish people around the world, with a particular focus on Israel and its impact on modern Judaism. The year will be filled with an exploration of the similarities and differences found in the history, traditions, and customs as found in the remarkable diversity of world Jewish communities both past and present.
Sixth Grade -- Tzedek (Justice): As they begin the journey towards B’nei Mitzvah, our sixth graders focus on the ideas of social justice, tzedakah, and the Jewish imperative of tikkun olam (repairing the world). As they explore these ideas throughout Jewish history, these students will learn to see how the lens of social justice can help them find Jewish relevance and meaning. Students will be challenged to consider how they might individually and communally bring the light of Jewish justice into their world today.
Hebrew (Grades 3rd through 6th): Our Hebrew program incorporates a whole language based approach that builds cultural literacy alongside liturgy (prayer) and Torah-centric Hebrew skills. Students use an interactive curriculum which focuses on foundational Jewish prayers while giving students an opportunity to become basic Hebrew readers, build a prayer vocabulary, engage in prayer meaning and work towards prayer fluency.
When Do They Attend School?
Sundays mornings - 9 to 10:45 am or 11 to 12:45 pm (Judaic Studies)
AND Monday or Tuesday - 4:30 pm to 6 pm (Hebrew)