This program beckons our youngest learners to explore Judaism through all their senses. Sessions are filled with art, dance, song and even modern Hebrew taught through interactive games. The sessions start withT’fila (prayer) and “God Talk” for the children and their parents, led by Rabbi Terry Bookman, every Sunday from 9:00–9:30 am in the sanctuary.
Pre-Kindergarten is a new program offered by Religious School this year. Students get acquainted with Judaism through interactive games and enrichments. Jewish holiday observances and customs are integrated throughout our curriculum. Students must be 4 years old before September 1 and toilet trained.
Kindergarten students get acquainted with Jewish symbols seen in the temple and their homes. They learn about the special people and places in the synagogue. They are formally introduced to the concepts of mitzvot and tzedakah and they enjoy specially selected Torah narratives.
First Graders enjoy two new areas of study, Bible and Israel. They are exploring themes related to heroes, prophets and kings. Students are also introduced to life in modern Israel. Both subjects are taught through engaging stories, interactive games and art projects.
In Second Grade, the emphasis is on Hebrew reading readiness and Jewish values. Students learn the names of the Hebrew letters in the context of important holiday and value words. Teachers use innovative ways and tools to bring the letters and values to life.