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3rd – 6th Grade Program

3rd-6th Grade Program: Bringing Judaism to Life in 3-D

Starting in 3rd grade, we move in a new direction.

One of our guiding principles is to be flexible and to meet students where they are as often as possible. We know that our lives are busy and that we share the same goal: to prepare our children to lead well-rounded lives as people and as Jews. We want their religious education to be deep and meaningful in content, as well as a realistic, thoughtful commitment of your time and energy.

In the 2019-2020 school year, our 3rd-6th Grade Program will have three tracks for learning. You have the opportunity to choose the one that makes the most sense for you. All the information is provided below for you to review. Two important points to note:

  • To meet our educational goals, our standard expectation for all 3rd-6th Graders is that they meet twice a week, with a focus on community building time, deep study of Hebrew prayer, and the opportunity to explore a variety of Jewish content themes through interactive, rich learning experiences.
  • We invite you to consider your options now as you plan for the next school year. Discuss them with your child, think about your other activities and commitments, and explore the possibilities. We are here to help if you have further questions. We’ll talk more in our parent meetings about this too.

On Sundays, learners begin a deeper study of Hebrew centered on the prayers of our prayerbook. They also focus on a curricular theme for the year that helps them explore new Jewish ideas and stories, including Israel, history, Torah texts, and the holidays. Families are invited to join us throughout the year to learn alongside their children and participate in programs together.

During our Midweek sessions, we draw on the most exciting elements of experiential education to integrate even more rich content and reinforce what they are learning on Sundays. Our students learn Hebrew in smaller groups based on their needs and abilities and participate in a t’filah prayer experience with our clergy and songleaders. The Judaic curriculum is taught through immersive experiences based on different Jewish themes in different modalities including art, music, cooking, play, and more!

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