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Third Grade

Your third-grade student will begin our formal Hebrew program, in addition to his or her regular religious-school studies.
  • To introduce students to the stories and lessons of the Torah
  • To offer students opportunities to rehearse the actual celebrations of Jewish holidays.
  • To teach fluency in Hebrew reading
Subjects Covered:
  • Hebrew Bible: In third grade, learners delve into the world of Torah as they explore the Jewish values embedded in our history and tradition. Third graders start with the story of Adam and Eve and journey through the Five Books of Moses learning stories like the Exodus, the Holiness Code, the Spies and Mah Tovu all the way to the Death of Moses. Learners take with them the lessons these stories teach us and how to make them relevant in their daily lives.
  • Jewish Holidays: In third grade, students don't just learn about the Jewish holidays, they celebrate and rehearse the observation of the holidays. This is an active, experiential approach to Jewish holidays that fuses actual celebrations with role play, cooking, eating, shaking, sounding, and many other activities.
  • Hebrew Reading: Third grade is the beginning of our formal Hebrew program. See more information about our Hebrew program.
Additional Specialties and Programs:
  • First-session classes have visits to specialists like Hebrew Through Movement, cooking, teva (nature), art and more!
  • Second-session students choose a year-long elective like cooking. See a complete listing.
  • Regular visits with the music specialist
  • Mitzvah Project focusing on helping animals 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