the underpinnings of our curriculum
“Education’s first stages determine a person’s future life.”
This means that we, parents and teachers, are affecting eternity. The education we provide our children today affects them forever. What an awesome responsibility we are carrying!
What constitutes a quality education? Surely, in this age of information, a good education is not only about building knowledge or honing skills (though that is surely important too.) The ever important goal is to build the child’s identity, the child’s sense of self. For it is with our fundamental sense of self that we approach every aspect of our lives. For Jewish children, their sense of self is intrinsically bound to their Jewish identity. It stands to reason: If a child needs a positive self-image, a Jewish child needs a positive Judaic image.
''To transmit the beauty of judaism, connecting the child to their heritage"
Goals of our program
We believe that lessons must incorporate hands-on activities (cooking, crafts, song), discussions, and texts. They must have practical relevance to the student’s lives, with provocations to inspire them to look beyond themselves. We are 100% committed to creating an environment for our students and their families to flourish and to connect. We look forward to a wonderful year together, partnering with you to fashion our children’s Judaic experience.
Kindergarden: Mitzvos I can do
A fun and interactive curriculum geared to engage and teach young children how to perform various Mitzvot using the different parts of their bodies. Each topic is brought to a child’s relatable level complete with songs, stories, art and activities
“In the beginning, Gd created the world” and filled it with people. But, oh, the journey was not so smooth. Meet the personalities of the 1st Book of the Torah, the Book of Genesis. Learn their stories and think about the choices we would make in their situation. We make a creative scrapbook to go along.
I am a free American kid. Why should I care about the slavery and exodus? Once we explore the full story, I can find myself right in the text! How’d the Jews get to Egypt? What was life like for them? What was the pathway towards freedom, all has what to teach us in our lives today!
My Jewish Home
My Jewish Home is designed to discuss the mitzvot involved in creating a Jewish home, such as Kosher, hospitality, Mezuzah, etc. The students grasp that this is the center of Jewish life - ‘home is where the soul is’.
With engaging activities, projects, and worksheets per hero, the Jewish Heroes curriculum provides students with the opportunity to become Jewish Hero pros as they learn about the many heroes in Jewish history beginning with the first Jew Avraham until the present day.
This fun course imagines that we are building a Jewish Town. We have a synagogue, a kosher restaurant, a Judaica shop, etc. We then explore the many mitzvot that surround these spaces.