The curriculum for each grade has been carefully designed to engage children at their age-appropriate level. Teaching methods vary to meet the needs of all children, with the understanding that each child is an individual with a unique set of strengths and interests.
Our program is divided by grade units: K-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-7th, and 8th-12th.
- Our Kindergarten through 2nd grade students are introduced to the holidays, Torah and Jewish ethics/values through games, art, music and all manner of creative projects.
- In our 3rd-5th and 6th-7th grade units, students take courses in Jewish ethics/values, holidays, Jewish history, God, Torah and Israel. These students also have the opportunity to take a wide variety of electives, including courses on Judaism and social action, Jewish food, current events through a Jewish lens, bibliodrama, music and art.
- The 8th-12th graders get the chance to study with Rabbi Eitan and Rabbi Seeg and explore topics ranging from Judaism through nature, to practical Judaism, to “hot topics.”
Our Hebrew Program
- Students are organized by skill level. This enables students to learn and progress at a pace and in an environment that is most conducive to their specific learning needs.
- The goal of the program is not simply to teach decoding skills but to ensure that students understand the meanings of the prayers.
- Resources are made available to parents that can enable them to help their child practice and support the learning that happens on Sundays.
- Our Hebrew Lab is designed to help students who need extra, one-on-one instruction.
- Parents hire a Hebrew tutor about a year prior to the bar/bat mitzvah date. The tutor helps the student learn his or her Torah and Haftorah portion.