Hebrew School 2012-2013 HEBREW SCHOOL CALENDAR
Hebrew school program is at the heart of our Jewish Family Life and Learning
(JFLL) programs. We invite children from
K-7th Grade to become actively involved in learning about the wisdom
of Jewish tradition through play, art, music and the Hebrew language.
spirituality and the hands-on exploration of our 3,000-year-old tradition are
at the heart of our educational philosophy.
child is treasured, and we consider their individual learning needs and
strengths as essential parts of our child-centered educational program. We also develop individual educational plans
for each child.
year we have a different educational focus.
Holidays one year, Bible Stories another. This year (2012-13) we will be focusing on Mussar, or character development. Each grade level will approach a different
character trait (Loving-kindness, Strength and Justice, for example) in ways
appropriate for their developmental stage and deeply rooted in Jewish
experiences are integral to our Hebrew School and the synagogue. One Friday a month we invite families to join
us for a Shabbat potluck dinner. Each
holiday you will enjoy a special celebration together and, several times a year,
we create transformative learning programs which will focus on Shabbat
celebration and tikkun olam (or
social justice) projects. These
transformative learning programs are guided by our participation in a grant
given to us by the Express Innovation Initiatives of the Jewish Education
Project in NY.
families are drawn from all backgrounds and family constellations. We welcome interfaith families who have made
the decision to raise their children as Jews.
you and your child come and visit our school you will find the following set of
Communal meal time: Each Hebrew school day begins with a
communal meal. Through blessings, songs
and conversation we are introduced to the theme of the day.
Tefilah (Prayer time):
Each student is invited into the sacred space of the synagogue to
connect with our Prayer Book and to reflect on its meaning for us today.
Hebrew Time: We
have a new program this year where we learn Hebrew through Total Physical
Response (TPR, using gross motor skills to engage students in language
project: We wind down
the day with several electives (cooking, art, music and book group are some
favorites), which further engages the children with the themes of the day.
Parents are invited to arrive at 5:25 PM to learn about what we did
during the day, and participate in a short closing circle as the children
prepare to return home.
HEBREW SCHOOL REGISTRATION PACKET 2012-2013
Please contact Hebrew
School Director, Leah Oppenheimerfor more information: loppenhe@optonline, or 631-848-7043