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Kindergarten/1st Grade

  • Become consecrated on Simchat Torah and introduced to the concept of One God as they recite the Shema.
  • Learn about the Jewish holidays and their relationship to the seasons of the year.
  • Become familiar with holiday and food Brachot (blessings) and introduced to religious service prayers.
  • Begin to think about God's role in the world. (God is everywhere: in nature, animals, and people.)
  • Learn about the symbols inside the synagogue and appreciate the sanctuary as a special place.
  • Discover what fulfilling mitzvot (obligations) entails.
  • Begin to develop a connection to Hebrew through holiday vocabulary and classroom phrases.
  • Introduction to Jewish history and the Torah.
  • Introduction to the Hebrew alphabet.
  • Learn about the holiness of the Torah. Expand their knowledge of essential holiday objects, rituals and Hebrew vocabulary.
  • Introduction to moral and ethical lessons from the Torah.
  • Begin to understand the concepts stated in Pirket Avot, Torah, worship, and Acts of Loving-Kindness.
Wed, February 1 2023 10 Shevat 5783