Our curriculum strives to give students and families multiple access points to Jewish learning, from Hebrew and prayer to history and holidays. Below is an overview of our curriculum by grade level. For more information on our Hebrew curriculum and plans for 2020-2021, scroll down or use the links above to jump below.
Hebrew at PSJC focuses on building foundational decoding and siddur skills and comfort with Hebrew Life Vocabulary and central Modern Hebrew terms and phrases. In our younger classes, students are introduced to the Aleph-Bet through letters and sounds. We begin decoding in third grade, through a self-paced curriculum.
As we look towards in 5781 (2020-2021), there is nothing we would want more than for us all to be able to gather at PSJC for Hebrew School classes and family programs. Given the realities of Covid-19 safety and the logistics of DOE scheduling and procedures, this seems unlikely*. With these challenges, comes a chance to dream and imagine new models of learning and connecting. Check out some of the exciting things we are planning for hybrid learning through at least the February break. Want to learn more details? Sign up for a coffee chat with Aileen this summer or email to schedule a individual zoom meeting or phone call. For information on the weekly schedule, visit the registration page.
*Decisions regarding building use and safety protocols will be determined in conjunction with the PSJC Covid Advisory Committee, Hebrew School Committee, and guidelines from the DOE/HHS/NYS.