Educational Program

Our Jewish educational program provides an environment in which all children are welcomed as part of a community. Through this community, students:

  • Connect to their Jewish heritage as they begin to decode Hebrew prayers, learn about the meanings of the prayers, and practice the prayers within the context of a worship service.
  • Become familiar with the stories and traditions of our people
  • Discover a personal connection to the land and people of Israel
  • Find meaning in tradition through an exploration of Jewish values

Our program integrates camp-inspired learning as a way to engage learners. Scavenger hunts, iPads, and yoga are some of the methodologies that are used. Family learning activities complement our school curriculum.

Our Curriculum and Class Schedule:

IMG_3631Grades K-2: Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:45 pm

Grade 3: Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:45 pm

Grade 4: Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:45 pm

Grade 5: Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:45 pm AND 30 minutes per week of small group Hebrew instruction, Wednesdays 3:30 – 4:00 pm or 5:45 – 6:15 pm.*

 

Grade 6: Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:45 pm AND 30 minutes per week of small group Hebrew instruction, Wednesdays 3:30 – 4:00 pm or 5:45 – 6:15 pm. *

* Hebrew instruction can be scheduled another day mid-week.

Students in grades 3 – 6 will participate in our innovative Journeys program. In addition to the weekly class session and the additional Hebrew instruction for grades 5 & 6, all students are expected to attend at least one family program per month. A minimum of 2 family programs will be scheduled each month to allow for flexibility for families. Programs will be designed around Shabbat experiences, Jewish holiday celebrations, and/or social action programs.

IMG_4260Grade 7: Wednesdays 6:45 – 8:00 pm

Grades 8-12: Please click here for more information about our Community Chai School

 

Prayers & Blessings Guidelines

 

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We invite you to visit our school in session and see what the Temple Judea community can offer for you and your family. Please contact our Director, Lauren Resnikoff, RJE at 516-621-8212 to arrange a visit.