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Beit Noar Program for Grades K-5

Our Beit Noar (House of Youth) curriculum is designed to make Judaism accessible, exciting, meaningful, and fun.

The core components of our Beit Noar curriculum include Jewish text (Bible stories), Jewish values, G'milut Chasidim (Acts of Loving Kindness), sacred time (lifecycle and holidays, rituals, and mitzvot), the land of Israel, God, and Hebrew as the language of our people and our prayers. Students begin Hebrew School in the third grade.

We draw from multiple curricular sources including Shalom Learning, Bim Bam, and much more. 

Our Sunday morning program is described below. See links at the bottom of this page for other aspects of this program, including the Hebrew program, youth engagement activities, and opportunities for music and t'filah (prayer).

 

Sunday Morning Program

Our Sunday School curriculum is spiraled, meaning students will see the same topics throughout their school career, with each encounter increasing in complexity and reinforcing previous learning. See how the topics spiral below:

 

Image of the K-10 curriculum spiral. For alternative text, please contact Temple Beth Shalom.

To learn more about what your child is learning this year, select their grade level below:

Structure

Religious School happens on Sunday and is split into 1st session and 2nd session:
• 1st session is from 9:00-11:30 a.m.
• 2nd session is 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
 
Our 1st and 2nd sessions are structured differently from one another:
• 1st session is a time spent in grade-specific classrooms with teachers and madrichim (teenage teacher assistants) and a weekly music lesson.
 
• Second session is divided into two courses: a multi-age track and a grade-specific core. After school-wide t'filah ends at 11:30 a.m., students in 2nd session spend the first hour (11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) in their grade-specific core class. Students spend the remaining hour (12:30-1:30 p.m.) in multi-grade track classes. Instead of a dedicated weekly music lesson, music is integrated into the curriculum throughout the school year.
 

See the Religious School Schedule and also the comprehensive
Youth Programming Calendar for 5779
(2018-2019 school year).

 

Also for students in K-5th grade:

Wed, June 26 2019 23 Sivan 5779