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Fourth Grade

Fourth graders deepen their understanding of God and Jewish customs.
  • To introduce the customs and rituals associated with the Jewish life cycles
  • To give students a safe space to explore their questions about God
  • To help students understand and master basic Hebrew Blessings
Subjects Covered:
  • Life Cycles: Fourth grade learners begin their studies of the Jewish stages or landmarks of life. During the year, students explore traditional practices, as well as modern observances of these milestones. Lessons focus on the stories, blessings, music, Hebrew terms of these celebrations and the role community plays in each life cycle event.
  • God: Part of the fourth-grade curriculum is designed to help students talk about the difficult issues of understanding God. Middle-elementary learners want to talk about God and they have lots of questions. This class provides opportunities for students to have the conversations that they are seeking.
  • Hebrew Studies: Learners continue their Hebrew studies in our midweek program. See more information.
Additional Specialties and Programs:
  • A shul-in (an overnight social and learning experience at the temple)
  • Mock wedding
  • First-session classes have visits to specialists like Hebrew Through Movement, cooking, music, art and more!
  • Second-session students choose a year-long elective like cooking. See a complete listing.
  • Mitzvah project focusing on helping people and/or the environment
  • Experiential and active all-school programming like Chanukah Maccabiah, Passover Seder Games, etc.
  • Visits from the Temple Beth Shalom clergy
  • NFTY/Greene Year Round events like Fall Camp and Spring Camp
Tue, August 20 2019 19 Av 5779