Students review the Hebrew alphabet and add vowel sounds to build reading skills. Hebrew vocabulary is developed and Israeli life is experienced through music, crafts and games, drama and discussion. The Hebrew language program is theme based and units include Jewish holidays, family, seasons, clothing ,food, time ,nature, animals, feelings and Israeli culture.
Jewish values and Tikun Olam (making our world a better place ) is explored and experienced throughout the school year by participating in community events and collecting Tzedakah (charity) for various organizations. Students visit Hillel Lodge (Seniors residence adjacent to SJCC)) several times a year , performing Chessed (acts of loving kindness).
Early history and cultural development of Jewish ancestry are introduced to students through Bible stories. These stories of Matriarchs and Patriarchs focus on lessons students can relate to and apply to their modern and diverse Jewish identity. Students experience traditions of the Jewish holidays in class. Through games, music, crafts and stories, students learn about symbols associated with Jewish holidays.
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