the underpinnings of our curriculum

Sukkot Lesson - Hebrew School 2017 5778

Goals of our program

Preparing Your Child for Life

We believe that lessons must incorporate hands-on activities (cooking, crafts, song), discussions, and texts. They must have practical relevance to the student’s lives, with provocations to inspire them to look beyond themselves. We are 100% committed to creating an environment for our students and their families to flourish and to connect. We look forward to a wonderful year together, partnering with you to fashion our children’s Judaic experience.

Curriculum topics

A fun and interactive curriculum geared to engage and teach young children how to perform various Mitzvot using the different parts of their bodies.

Each topic is brought to a child’s relatable level complete with songs, stories, art and activities

“In the beginning, G-d created the world” and filled it with people. But, oh, the journey was not so smooth. Meet the personalities of the 1st Book of the Torah, the Book of

Learn their stories and think about the choices we would make in their situation. We make a creative scrapbook to go along.

I am a free American kid. Why should I care about the slavery and exodus? Once we explore the full story, I can find myself right in the text! How’d the Jews get to Egypt?

What was life like for them? What was the pathway towards freedom, all has what to teach us in our lives today!

The Aseret Hadibrot (Ten Utterances of creation) are often translated as the 10 Commandments. But these ten are really so much more; they are a framework for all Judaism. All mitzvot and Jewish values are derived from these ten.

During this year, through engaging minds-on, hands-on, souls-on lessons, the children will explore the Aseret Hadibrot, how they frame Judaism and how they are a guide for meaningful living today.

Our Hebrew School uses the highly motivational Aleph Champ program to teach Hebrew reading. Modeled after the Karate Martial Arts system of motivational colored levels, Aleph Champ breaks up the Hebrew reading process into bite sized motivational levels which makes it more kid friendly and exciting.

For those with more advanced Hebrew skills, Morah Samra Nissan provides specialized instruction.

Marvelous Midot and Manner explores a selection of interpersonal middot through engaging mediums such as drama and art. Students may assume that the Torah only addresses ritual aspects of life, like Shabbat and Mezuzah. This course conveys the idea that Judaism is a total lifestyle – a holy way of life.

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