Our Religious School curriculum is progressive, meaning that it builds upon itself as a child moves up a grade each year. We incorporate art, music, technology, and games to stimulate and challenge all learners. Please visit our individual curriculum pages for details and supply lists.
Grades K-2 provide an introduction to our rich cultural heritage. Students are introduced to Hebrew through reading readiness, songs, simple vocabulary, and familiar phrases. They will begin to learn Torah through stories and mitzvot. Holiday traditions are taught, including music, food, and rituals. Our clergy visits often to provide a safe and comfortable spiritual home to even our youngest students.
Grades 3, 4 and 5 are the core of the curriculum. Our students become fluent in Hebrew reading and prayers. They study Jewish calendar, Life Cycle events, ethics and modern Israel. They revisit their Bible stories through a historical lens and are acquainted with our sacred texts. Hebrew studies are self-paced and individualized to fit the needs of each child.
Our grades 6 & 7 have now completed immersion in Project Etgar (“Challenge”), a cohesive curriculum developed especially for middle-school students by Melton Research Center at the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS). The goal of the Etgar program is to teach Jewish adolescent moral, social, and emotional values as well as Bar and Bat Mitzvah preparation. We continue with individualized Hebrew instruction as students prepare to become Bar and Bat Mitzvah.