Hebrew School Updates for 2017-18

We have updated our Tuesday Hebrew School program in order to offer a more personalized, efficient experience for our Hebrew School students along with shared Hebrew enrichment through engaging applications while maintaining the community experience our students enjoy.  

ALL HEBREW STUDENTS (GRADES 3-7)
  • Weekly classes on Tuesdays from 4:15-6:00 p.m.
  • Weekly worship service as one community           
  • New this year:  4 all-school, cultural Hebrew Programs
3RD AND 4TH GRADES
  • Emphasis on fun and engaging implementation
  • New this year: Grade-specific learning pods of 4-5 students per teacher
5TH AND 6TH GRADES
New this year:
  • Tutoring-based model for instruction:
    35 minutes of individualized instructional/practice time in pods of 2-3 students
  • 35 minutes of weekly Hebrew enrichment by grade, taught by our Senior Staff, with an emphasis on community-building and fun
7TH GRADE
We will continue with our updated program from last year that now includes:
  • Torah Study with Rabbi Elder
  • Ritual study and Hebrew reinforcement with Sara Goodman
  • For students who have not yet become b'nai mitzvah: one-on-one time with Rabbi Elder to provide individual support with bar/bat mitzvah prep
  • Hebrew Graduation: Students will lead a Hebrew School service and graduate from our program.  The service will be followed by a special celebration.
CURRICULUM
  • 3rd Grade: The students will learn all the letters/vowels of the aleph-bet and become proficient Hebrew reader.
  • 4th Grade: The students will develop their reading and vocabulary, learning to identify Hebrew roots, building sample sentence, and understanding the text of familiar prayers.
  • 5th and 6th Grades: The students will focus on reading proficiency and prayer mastery during individualized instruction and will practice and extend their skills through group enrichment activities.
  • 7th Grade: The students will engage in Torah study, practice and apply Hebrew reading skills, explore new rituals, and meet with Rabbi Elder for individual bar/bat mitzvah preparation.