Religious School Curriculum
Kindergarten
First Grade

Hebrew

Identify all letters

Write all letters

Prayer & Song

Recite the blessings over candles, bread and wine

Blessings for Chanukah candles, Osey Shalom

Passover songs

Holidays

Rosh Hashana: Jewish New Year, apples and honey

Yom Kippur: Acknowledging mistakes with an apology, tzedakah

Sukkot: Four species, welcoming guests

Chanukah: Dreidl (and letters), Candles (counting), Maccabees

Tu B'Shvat: blessing over fruit and vegetables

Purim: Story characters

Pesach: Story of Exodus, ten plagues

Jewish Studies

Bible Stories

Creation (review)

Adam and Eve / Cain and Abel

Noah and the Ark

The Tower of Babel

Abraham, Sarah, Ishmael, Isaac, Rebecca

Jacob and Esau

Jacob and his dreams

Yosef and his brothers

Israel

The Jewish State

Compare and contrast the Israeli and American flags

Second Grade

Hebrew

Read Hebrew words with the Kamatz vowel (Ha sound)

Prayer & Song

Mi Chamocha

Blessings for Chanukah candles, Osey Shalom

Recite the blessings over candles, bread and wine

Chanukah, Purim, Tu B'shvat and Passover songs

Holidays

Rosh Hashana: Jewish New Year, apples and honey, Jewish calendar

Yom Kippur: Acknowledging mistakes with an apology, tzedakah, Shabbat Shabbatot, Kol Nidre

Sukkot: Four species, welcoming guests

Chanukah: Dreidl (and letters), Candles (counting), Maccabees, freedom of religion

Tu B'Shvat: blessing over fruit and vegetables

Purim: Story characters

Pesach: Story of Exodus, ten plagues, Four Questions, elements of Hagadah

Jewish Studies

Bible Stories

Creation (review)

Adam and Eve / Cain and Abel

Noah and the Ark

The Tower of Babel

Abraham, Sarah, Ishmael, Isaac, Rebecca

Jacob and Esau

Jacob and his dreams

Yosef and his brothers

Moses

King David

Israel

Israel is a country where Jews live, built on Jewish laws, customs and celebrations

Hebrew

Recognize letters

Copy Hebrew name

Prayer & Song

Blessings over candles, bread and wine

Chanukah and Purim songs

Holidays

Rosh Hashana: Jewish New Year, apples and honey

Yom Kippur: Acknowledging mistakes with an apology

Sukkot: Four species

Chanukah: Dreidl (and letters), Candles (counting)

Tu B'Shvat: blessing over fruit and vegetables

Purim: Story characters

Pesach: Story of Exodus

Jewish Studies

Bible Stories

Creation (review)

Adam and Eve / Cain and Abel

Noah and the Ark

The Tower of Babel

Abraham, Sarah, Ishmael, Isaac, Rebecca

Jacob and Esau

Israel

Israel, the Jewish state, the Israeli flag

Third Grade

Hebrew

Identify all Hebrew letters and vowels

Read Hebrew words

Prayer & Song

Blessings over food, candles, bread and wine

Mi Chamocha

Shema

Oseh Shalom

Rosh Hashana, Sukkot, Chanukah, Purim, Tu B'shvat, and Passover songs

Holidays

Rosh Hashana: Jewish New Year, apples and honey, acts of kindness, Jewish calendar

Yom Kippur: Acknowledging mistakes with an apology, tzedakah, Shabbat Shabbatot, Kol Nidre

Sukkot: Four species, welcoming guests, a "Kosher" Sukkah

Simchat Torah: Conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, beginning a new cycle

Chanukah: Dreidl (and letters), Candles (counting), Maccabees, freedom of religion

Tu B'Shvat: blessing over fruit and vegetables

Purim: Story characters

Pesach: Story of Exodus, ten plagues, Four Questions, elements of Hagadah

Jewish Studies

Mitzvot

Introduction to Mitzvah

Tzedakah

Derech Eretz

Shabbat

Bal Tashchit

Bikkur Cholim

Hachnasat Orchim

Kibud Zkenim

Lashon Hara

Lo Tachmod

Lo Tignov

Tza'ar Ba'alay Chayim

Israel

Israeli culture

Hatikvah

Fourth Grade

Hebrew

Read Hebrew fluently

Prayer & Song

Blessings over food, candles, bread and wine

Mi Chamocha

Shema

Oseh Shalom

Rosh Hashana, Sukkot, Chanukah, Purim, Tu B'shvat, and Passover songs

V'ahavta, blessing before and after Torah reading, blessing for the Havdalah spices

Holidays

Rosh Hashana: Jewish New Year, apples and honey, acts of kindness, Jewish calendar

Yom Kippur: Acknowledging mistakes with an apology, tzedakah, Shabbat Shabbatot, Kol Nidre

Sukkot: Four species, welcoming guests, a "Kosher" Sukkah

Simchat Torah: Conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, beginning a new cycle

Chanukah: Dreidl (and letters), Candles (counting), Maccabees, freedom of religion

Tu B'Shvat: blessing over fruit and vegetables

Purim: Story characters

Pesach: Story of Exodus, ten plagues, Four Questions, elements of Hagadah

Yom Hahatzmahut

Jewish Studies

Mitzvot

Introduction to Mitzvah

Tzedakah

Derech Eretz

Shabbat

Bal Tashchit

Bikkur Cholim

Hachnasat Orchim

Kibud Zkenim

Lashon Hara

Lo Tachmod

Lo Tignov

Tza'ar Ba'alay Chayim

Mezuzah

The Shema

Israel

Israel's neighbors

Study the people of Israel

Fifth Grade

Hebrew

Read Hebrew fluently

Prayer & Song

Blessings over food, candles, bread and wine

Mi Chamocha

Shema

Oseh Shalom

Rosh Hashana, Sukkot, Chanukah, Purim, Tu B'shvat, and Passover songs

V'ahavta, blessing before and after Torah reading, blessing for the Havdalah spices

Kiddush

Holidays

Rosh Hashana: Jewish New Year, apples and honey, acts of kindness, Jewish calendar

Yom Kippur: Acknowledging mistakes with an apology, tzedakah, Shabbat Shabbatot, Kol Nidre

Sukkot: Four species, welcoming guests, a "Kosher" Sukkah

Simchat Torah: Conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, beginning a new cycle

Chanukah: Dreidl (and letters), Candles (counting), Maccabees, freedom of religion

Tu B'Shvat: blessing over fruit and vegetables

Purim: Story characters

Pesach: Story of Exodus, ten plagues, Four Questions, elements of Hagadah

Yom Hahatzmahut

Jewish Studies

Jewish Life Cycle

Introduction to Life Cycle

Brit Milah

Baby Naming

Bar / Bat MItzvah

Wedding

Israel

Defining Zionism

Understanding Israel as a Democracy

Sixth Grade

Hebrew

Read Hebrew fluently

Prayer & Song

Blessings over food, candles, bread and wine

Mi Chamocha

Shema

Oseh Shalom

Rosh Hashana, Sukkot, Chanukah, Purim, Tu B'shvat, and Passover songs

V'ahavta, blessing before and after Torah reading, blessing for the Havdalah spices

Kiddush

L'dor Vador

Morning Blessings

Baruch She'amar

Avot & G'vurot

Holidays

Rosh Hashana: Jewish New Year, apples and honey, acts of kindness, Jewish calendar

Yom Kippur: Acknowledging mistakes with an apology, tzedakah, Shabbat Shabbatot, Kol Nidre

Sukkot: Four species, welcoming guests, a "Kosher" Sukkah

Simchat Torah: Conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, beginning a new cycle

Chanukah: Dreidl (and letters), Candles (counting), Maccabees, freedom of religion

Tu B'Shvat: blessing over fruit and vegetables

Purim: Story characters

Pesach: Story of Exodus, ten plagues, Four Questions, elements of Hagadah

Yom Hahatzmahut

Jewish Studies

Torah Portions

 

Bereishit

Noach

Lech Lecha

Vayeira

Chayei Sarah

Shmot

Beshalach

Kedoshim

Bamidbar

Devarim

Shoftim

V'zot HaBracha

Israel

Major figures in Israel's early history, including Theodore Herzl, Golda Meir, David Ben Gurion, and Yitzhak Rabin

Compare and contrast daily life in Israel with that of America

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