Sunday’s main focus is Hebrew/Prayer and Jewish studies. We have incorporated Tefillah (prayer) services into Sunday’s curriculum as well as once a month on Wednesdays. This will allow for more time within the sanctuary, learning prayer meaning & choreography, bima skills and prayer repetition. (Sundays 9:30 am-12:30 pm)
7th graders attend Religious School on Sundays only to allow preparation time for their B’nai Mitzvah. The Sunday curriculum for these students is a hybrid program in conjunction with the Hebrew High School. These students participate in monthly mystery classes and or field trips with the Hebrew High students. By allowing the 7th graders to be included in the High School, it will give them a taste of what next year will look like and it allows new friendships and relationships to be formed through this collaboration.
W.O.W (Working On improving my World) Wednesdays- Includes interactive centers that allow our students to explore their inner and outer self while participating in Tikkun Olam projects, Hebrew/Prayers through energetic, physical movement and Jewish Mindfulness/Yoga. (Wednesdays- 4:30 pm-6:00 pm)
Director of Pupil Services- We are so lucky to have Helaine Brill on staff as our Director of Pupil Services this year. Helaine is on site every Sunday to assist students with social/emotional/academic challenges, and coordinate with families and teachers to implement appropriate accommodations for them within the classroom.
Group Snack- Each Sunday and Wednesday the students will have a 10 min. snack time in which they can socialize with peers in other classes and create more community. At the beginning of snack, we will all say a Bracha (blessing) before digging in. We are always looking for families to bring in extra snack for those children that forget to bring. Reminder-all snacks need to be NUT-FREE and have a hechsher symbol to assure it is Kosher.
Shabbaton- This is a fantastic addition to our curriculum in which students attend Saturday morning services and are buddied up with regular Shabbat service goers. These “Bima Buddies” will be mentors for each student and help them maneuver through the service and siddur. All Shabbatonim (plural of Shabbaton) are geared towards families/students and are held in the main sanctuary. As an added bonus, all students will have the following day OFF from school! These Shabbatonim will count as a regular class day so all students are expected to be in attendance. Parents are HIGHLY encouraged to attend with their children to create a sense of unity and togetherness. Being a part of your child’s Jewish education is a crucial piece to their enjoyment and success.