Hebrew for Religious and Cultural Literacy:
Learning Hebrew enables students to participate fully in services, holiday celebrations, religious rituals, community life in our synagogue and in the larger Jewish community.
T’filah (prayer) and Spirituality:
The curriculum emphasizes the meaning and spiritual message of prayer as well as teaches skills to enable students to feel comfortable and competent in synagogue. We model and encourage an atmosphere that supports questions and exploration.
Developmentally appropriate youth Shabbat services we seek to cultivate a sense of awe and connections with community. Families are warmly invited to participate in their child’s experiences through a number of rituals including group aliyot, reading and personalized T’filah (prayer).
Values and Ethics:
Students practice approaching ethical issues and dilemmas through the concept of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world). This learning connects to a middot (character) curriculum focused on deepening awareness of personal values and of understanding their potential to make change in themselves and in the world.
Students participate in a community-wide celebration of Jewish peoplehood, connecting with Jews - past, present, and future - at home and throughout the world.
(revised August 2018)