The Hebrew School Curriculum
Tamid’s Hebrew school curriculum is created with a child’s curiosity at its center. We expect each child to be free to wonder, question, and explore Judaism. Our curriculum is dynamic, constantly changing to stay fresh and vital for our students.
Kindergarden-2nd Grade: Hiney Mah Tov! This is our custom made Jewish music, arts and story time curriculum for children that offers a fun introduction to Judaism. Students sing shabbat and holiday songs, hear stories about Jewish values and history, innovate with art and cooking, and begin to learn the joy of Judaism.
3rd-5th Grade: A “Mini-Seminar” curriculum. Students engage in mini-seminars throughout the year with holiday focused sessions at Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Hanukah, Purim, and Passover. Each session includes Judaica, Hebrew, and prayer learning.
6th Grade: Pre-Mitzvah Class focused on Jewish Prayer
Our Pre-Mitzvah program focuses prayer learning and the music of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony as students begin the intensive learning process towards their ceremony. Pre-requisite is knowing how to identify and sound out the Hebrew letters.
7th Grade: Bar/Bat/B. Mitzvah Program focused on Jewish Ethics
Students meet once per week for advanced training in the Mitzvah and Ethics Curriculum, are asked to complete the Mitzvah Checklist, and do their individual Mitzvah Project. Pre-requisite is having earned the Tefila Pin (knowledge of the content of the 6th Grade curriculum or the equivalent). Read More . .
8th – 12th Mitzvah Corps (in person only)
Hebrew High for post B’nai Mitzvah students meets for dinner and elective study/discussion with Rabbi Scott. Students discuss topics which are focused on community service, issues facing society, and the evolving Jewish teen.
All Teen-Agers: Downtown Hunger Action Project
DHAP – The Downtown Hunger Action Project meets one Saturday night each month for dinner, study/discussion of Jewish ethics with a focus on “Jewish values through community service.” Following dinner and discussion with peers, students prepare and deliver food to the homeless. Read more . . .