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Darchei Noam Hebrew School at a Glance:

Darchei Noam’s Hebrew School, for students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6, offers a comprehensive experience centered on Jewish life. Our school helps students develop their Jewish identity through creativity and imagination, encourages the building of strong bonds with other children, and provides a welcoming environment to learn about Judaism.

  • Classes are held Sunday mornings, 9:30am-12:30pm, September through May.
  • The Hebrew School has close ties with Darchei Noam’s services and celebrations. In addition to their studies, students enjoy social events, music, art projects, field trips, and fun activities on Shabbat and holidays.
  • We are proud to employ an Experiential Learning teaching method where students learn through art and performance. Our dynamic teachers use interactive learning and activities, and combine lessons with hands-on experiences with the Rabbi.
  • Our curriculum blends Jewish principles and traditions with contemporary values, and reflects our congregation’s priorities of tzedakah and tikkun olam.

Our new triannual curriculum is based on the notion that the world stands on three pillars: Torah, Avodah (work) and Gemilut Chassadim (good deeds). The curriculum was developed by Congregation Darchei Noam’s Rabbi Tina Grimberg and Education Director Ariel Zaltzman, and it covers a wide range of engaging and exciting Jewish learning. The program begins with an introduction to Jewish life for kindergarten-age children. Then, in the first full year (for grade 1 and 2 students), students learn about Torah narratives, their characters, and their contribution to the Jewish world. The second year (for grade 3 and 4 students) covers the rituals and celebrations of Jewish holidays and the Jewish lifecycle, and grounds these practices in the Torah. The third year of the program (for grade 5 and 6 students) teaches about ethics and the good deeds of both past and present. In every year, students will learn about the Jewish holidays, Jewish and universal values and Torah Stories from different perspectives. Throughout each year, students will learn Hebrew, blessings and some prayers, as well as our Jewish experiential classes for grades 3 to 6, which include robotics, cooking and woodworking.

 

Our Hebrew School is an inclusive environment that welcomes Jewish children from all types of families. We strive to accommodate the learning style and needs of every child. To speak to someone about your child, please contact us.

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