Wednesday Lower School Classes:2nd-7th grades
Snack:            4:00 pm
Class:             4:30 pm
Dismissal:       6:30 pm

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures:
Students gather in Stein Hall for snack beginning at 4:00 pm.  If you want your children to have a snack please arrive before 4:30 pm.  Please meet your child/ren inside the main doors at 6:30 pm for pick-up.

Shabbat School:2nd-4th grades
Class:               9:00 am
Dismissal:         11:30 am

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures:
Students will meet their teachers at the front door of the synagogue. If you arrive past 9:10 am please bring your child to their assigned classroom.  You are welcome to join us in the Main Sanctuary or participate in adult education programming during classes if your child is in 2nd-4th grade.  Everyone is invited to join us each Shabbat for a FREE lunch.

Sunday Lower School Classes:5th-7th grades
Class:             9:00 am
Dismissal:      12:00 pm

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures:
Students report directly to their assigned classroom. Students in will be dismissed to the main doors of the synagogue for pickup by parent/authorized adults at 12:00 pm.

Curriculum Outlook for Grades 2nd-7th

2nd Grade

This grade begins their formal study of Hebrew and Judaic education. Children now begin to participate twice a week in our program in preparation for understanding more in looking toward becoming a B’nai Mitzvah. Students continue to build upon the prayers (tefillot) from previous years.  Our overall objective is to begin providing students with an appreciation of the Siddur, Hebrew language, Tanach, Israel, Jewish ritual and a basic understanding of God. Students continue an in-depth exploration of holidays, a look at Jewish symbols and the core concepts of Mitzvot. These students will be part of a new 1st-4th grade program called “HUT”. Students will be part of a Holidays Happenings, Ulpan Irvi (Hebrew), and Torah Tidbits rotation each week. Students will also participate in the main sanctuary services. On Wednesdays our 2nd-7th graders will be focusing on reading and writing Hebrew. We will providing students in all these grades with experiential programming together as well. 2nd grade meets on Saturdays except the weeks mentioned previously on Sunday and each Wednesday. Please check the calendars on our website for updated information

3rd Grade

Students continue the study of prayer (tefillot). They continue learning key Siddur vocabulary and gain a further understanding of the content and rituals associated with these tefillot.  They continue to work on writing Hebrew and continue learning how to chant the service to participate in Shabbat services. The curriculum continues to explore the Tanach and more emphasis is placed on learning about Israel’s history, politics, commercial and cultural life. These students will be part of a new 1st-4th grade program called “HUT”. Students will be part of a Holidays Happenings, Ulpan Irvi (Hebrew), and Torah Tidbits rotation each week. Students will also participate in the main sanctuary services. On Wednesdays our 2nd-7th graders will be focusing on reading and writing Hebrew. We will continue to have for students in all these grades to do some experiential programming together as well. 3rd grade meets on Saturdays except the weeks mentioned previously on Sunday and each Wednesday. Please check the calendars on our website for updated information.

4th Grade

Students in Fourth/Fifth grade continue the study of prayer (tefillot). Hebrew classes are designed to complement Siddur Hebrew through challenging students to think critically about prayer meaning and discovering how to find personal meaning through prayer. They continue to work on writing Hebrew and continue learning how to chant the service to participate in Shabbat services. These students will be part of a new 1st-4th grade program called “HUT”. Students will be part of a Holidays Happenings, Ulpan Irvi (Hebrew), and Torah Tidbits rotation each week. Students will also participate in the main sanctuary services. On Wednesdays our 2nd-7th graders will be focusing on reading and writing Hebrew. We will continue having students in all these grades do experiential programming together. 4th grade meets on Saturdays except the weeks mentioned previously on Sunday and each Wednesday. Please check the calendars on our website for updated information.

5th Grade

Students continue their preparation to become a B’nai Mitzvah. The Hebrew curriculum emphasizes the Shabbat morning service. Hebrew proficiency is mastered through key prayers in the service & additional prayers in the Musaf service; emphasis is also on understanding the meaning of these prayers and the traditions followed when davening. Proficiency in Jewish Studies is rewarded with the honor of a Silver Kepah at the end of the school year. On Wednesdays our 2nd-7th graders will be focusing on reading and writing Hebrew. We will continue having students in all these grades do some experiential programming together. 5th/6th grade meets on Sundays and each Wednesday. Please check the calendars on our website for updated information.

6th/7th Grade

Students continue their preparation to become a B’nai Mitzvah. The Hebrew curriculum emphasizes the Shabbat Torah service and preparing students to understand the lessons to be learned in both the weekly Torah and Haftarah parshiot. Hebrew proficiency is mastered through key prayers in the Torah service & additional prayers in the Shabbat Musaf service; emphasis is also on understanding the meaning of these prayers and the traditions followed when davening.  Proficiency in Jewish Studies is rewarded with the honor of a Greenie Beanie at the end of the school year. On Wednesdays our 2nd-7th graders will be focusing on reading and writing Hebrew. We will continue having students in all these grades do experiential programming together. 6th/7th graders meets on Sundays and each Wednesday. Please check the calendars on our website for updated information