Welcome to the Lee and Frank Goldberg Family Religious School
Below you will find descriptions of our offerings in the Lee and Frank Goldberg Family Religious School. Please read through the grade(s) that are applicable to your family to learn about our plans for the year, which combine familiar topics with reimagined approaches to teaching that encourage students to actively participate in their learning process. Parents of students in grades 3-6 should take a close look at our Hebrew program, which will meet each student where they are in their Hebrew learning and help them to achieve attainable goals to raise confidence in their language acquisition abilities.
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Pre-K and Kindergarten
Pre-K and Kindergarten classes will be focused on learning about holidays, ritual objects, basic prayers, and Jewish traditions. Their classes will meet with clergy, a song leader, and our library specialist to supplement their classroom learning.
1st and 2nd Grade
1st and 2nd grades will have classroom home-bases like our younger students, but will be focused on learning about Torah stories and Jewish Heroes like our older students. They will meet with our ShinShin for Hebrew Through Movement and exposure to Israeli culture, sing Hebrew songs with our song leader, learn about Israel through stories with our library specialist, and meet with our clergy, in addition to their classroom learning.
3rd-6th Grade Judaica
Our 3rd through 6th grade students will spend the year learning about a
specific theme. They will meet with specialists to explore:
- Science and Technology
Each year our school’s theme changes. We rotate through the following
- Jewish Values, Community, and Social Justice
- Israel and Israeli Culture
- Torah Stories and Jewish Heroes – Modern and Historical
- A Deep Dive into Holidays and Traditions
3rd-6th Grade Hebrew
Sundays 9:00-11:30am and Wednesdays OR Thursdays (online) 4:30-5:10pm
Our 3rd through 6th grade Hebrew is taught through a proficiency-based Hebrew program, that our education team has custom created for our community at Beth Israel.
Hebrew learners will participate in multi-grade, content-based learning that has concrete milestones to accomplish in order to transition from group to group. From mastery of the Aleph Bet (Hebrew alphabet) through introductions to Torah troupe, every learner’s needs and unique pace will be met.
Students will progress at their own pace through learning the Hebrew alphabet and showing mastery of the letters and sounds and then through the prayers needed to lead a shabbat service. As students demonstrate proficiency and understanding of either the alphabet or set groupings of prayers, they will move to new groups.
7th grade will start off with snack and social time and then move into an hour of class, followed by a 20 minute tefillah experience. They will spend one semester focused on social justice and service projects that can be used as inspiration for mitzvah projects and one doing a deep dive into Jewish artists and creative representations of their bar/bat/bnai mitzvah torah portions.
Madrichim in Training (8th grade and up)
This program trains our teens to become teaching assistants in our Religious School program and provides basic job skills. Students must complete this class prior to working in the Religious School.
We will start with 30 minutes of dinner, followed by an hour of class. Below are our courses, which are each a semester unless otherwise noted:
8th Grade – Holocaust Studies, Comparative Religion
9th Grade – Answering Modern Questions Jewishly, Trying on Traditions
10th Grade – Confirmation with the Clergy – all year
11th Grade – Israeli History and Culture, My Relationship with Israel
12th Grade – Developing and Taking Pride in My Unique Jewish Identity in College and Beyond – all year
If you have any questions about our programming for the school year, please reach out to Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A limited amount of Religious School scholarship funding is available by request. Please contact email@example.com for information and applications.