During 3th through 6th grade, your child will acquire the skills and knowledge that will provide a foundation of reading and decoding Hebrew. By the end of 3rd grade our students are decoding Hebrew, blending basic words, and reading a few prayers. Once they have a basis of the Hebrew letters and vowels they move to a twice a week program in 4th-6th grades. In our twice a week program Hebrew and Judaics are both part and parcel of the program.
Our Judaics curriculum continues its spiral from Bagels and Blocks through the years. In 3rd grade children are exposed deeper to the "god" conversation, bible stories, and mitzvot. In 4th grade our children dive into lifecycle events and learning the ins and outs of each holiday. 5th grade brings them back around to learning more about the modern State of Israel, mitzvot, and more bible stories. 6th grade has an introduction to the Holocaust as well as a deep conversation on Immigration.
Our program at this age is designed to encorporate all of their senses through relevent interactions and experiences. Our program is designed to prepare your student to take his or her place in the world as an informed, committed Reform Jew. Because we believe that joyful learning is the best path toward understanding, our teachers employ a wide variety of techniques and approaches to engage your child in Hebrew, prayers, and the stories and traditions of our people.
3rd Grade Classes are held weekly on Sundays from 9:30 am - noon.
4th-6th Grade Classes are held twice weekly: Sundays from 9:30 am - noon, and Wednesday afternoons from 4 pm - 6 pm.