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Kindergarten to Second Grade: Jewish Beginnings
Grades K-2 are lead by a group of early childhood specialist trained in our Shababa approach to intergenerational Jewish life, which uses play, spontaneity, music, puppetry and awareness to awaken children’s imagination and connection to Jewish words, ideas and holidays. Once a month, families will be invited to attend the last 20 minutes of class for a special project or song session.
Third to Fifth Grade: The Jewish Experience
Third through fifth graders are assigned a “homeroom” class based on their grade, where they will begin and end their after-school session, learning about a variety of Jewish topics. Children will choose one of three electives through which they can explore these topics from another perspective. The electives last six to ten weeks, and each child will attend three electives during the school year. Electives include classes like dance, drama, STEM, coding and cooking. After their 45-minute elective, students will return to their homeroom class to share what they learned with their classmates.
Sixth Grade: The Year of Torah
Grade 6 students will engage in an interactive, multimedia study of Torah to connect to the history, traditions, rituals and values of the Jewish People. Our students' experience will be further enriched by visits to the Jewish Museum and other institutions of Jewish interest.
Seventh Grade and Up: The Jewish New Yorker
Our oldest students will explore what it means to be Jewish in New York City by visiting local shelters, historical landmarks and synagogues while uncovering their own Jewish identities through informal learning, discussion and hands-on experiences.