Tefillah: Prayer In the 'busy-ness' of everyday life, prayer gives us the opportunity for introspection. Our goal is for our students to attain a familiarity with both the mechanics and deeper messages of the prayers.
Kriah: Hebrew Reading Attaining the skill of Hebrew reading allows our students to connect to their Jewish identity through the Torah's original language.
Chagim: Holidays Each holiday celebrates a unique story, a distinct message, along with special practices and rituals that bring the holiday alive. Our holiday curriculum synthesizes these three elements (story, deeper message, rituals/practices), bringing a relevance and joy to the Holiday.
Mitzvot: Jewish Practice The Torah is full of rituals and values to help guide us in living meaningful and productive lives - even (or perhaps, especially) in contemporary times. This class will teach basic Mitzvot to the younger grades and provide insightful meaning of more complex Mitzvot to the older grades.
Our Story: History The history of the Jewish nation is really the story of every individual Jew. Beginning from the Six Days of Creation and moving through time, the children explore the incredible journey of the Jewish people, and in effect, of themselves. Lessons are interactive, fascinating and relevant; children meet biblical and historical personalities and learn their stories —their challenges, their triumphs and their contributions. Children are inspired to add their link to the chain of Jewish history.
All classes begin their day with Tefilla, adding more prayers each year. Classes will also take a break from their general curriculum around the time of the holidays to delve into the meaning of the holidays and appreciate their beauty.