Hebrew School begins on Wednesday, August 21st for our 4th through 6th graders. Snacks and hanging out in the Youth Lounge until school starts at 4:15pm.
Midrasha begins on Wednesday, August 21st for our 7th and 8th graders, and on Wednesday, August 28th for all 7th-12th graders. Check your email for more info!
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Students in Nursery through 6th grade attend on Sunday mornings from 9:30AM to 12:00PM, late August through May. We use the Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) Curriculum, which is built on ten content areas:
- Culture & Symbols
- Hebrew & Prayer
- TaNaCh (Torah Prophets and Writings)
- Jewish History
- Jewish Holidays
- Jewish Lifecycle Events
- Mitzvot & Jewish Values
Our Mid-Week Hebrew Program begins in 4th grade. Students in 4th, 5th and 6th grades, attend school Wednesday afternoons, 4:15-5:30. These students also have one hour of Hebrew as a part of the Sunday morning program. Our Hebrew program focuses on Jewish liturgy and is designed to enable our students to become literate, functional members of our community who are familiar with and at ease participating in Jewish ritual and study. Cantor Siegel-Eglash works indivudally with students several months prior to the B’nai Mitzvah experience. In order to supplement the classroom time, students and their families are invited to choose at least one experiential track in order to help them practice what they are learning. The experiential track options include:
- Participate in Junior Choir
- Help lead TGIS! Shabbat Services
- Participate in an all-school Shabbat retreat
- Design your own tefilah (prayer) practice experience
Our Religious School program also provides students with experiences in art, library, cooking. Additionally, each week the students meet with the Rabbis and Cantor for a short prayer service. A narrative progress report is sent home at the conclusion of each semester. Regular attendance and class participation are emphasized.
Students in 7th through 12th graders are welcome to become Madrichim (literally meaning, guides), Teachers’Assistants.
For more information, please contact Jenn Lorch.