- Kitah Gan (Kindergarten) & Kital Alef (1st Grade)
- Kitahs Bet, Gimel, Dalet, Hay, and Vav (2nd-6th Grade)
Students meet twice per week Sundays, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Students in Kitah Bet, Gimel, Dalet, Hay, and Vav classes begin to build their Jewish vocabulary both intellectually and spiritually. The wide range of learning engages students in the importance of Jewish values, mitzvot, and ritual and tradition. The curriculum in these classes assures that students look at Judaism through the lens of their personal relationships, a relationship with the Jewish community, and a connection to the Jewish world.
The JLC teaches both liturgical (siddur) based and conversational Hebrew in each grade level. The Hebrew and Tefillah curriculum is specific to each grade level and combines both Hebrew language acquisition and practice for fluency in the weekday and Shabbat Tefillot. Tefillah is incorporated throughout the curriculum of each grade level within the JLC.
Students learn to read, write, and speak Hebrew, through acquiring proficiency in both the Friday night and Saturday morning services, practicing basic conversational Hebrew, and participating in the Hebrew Through Movement (HTM) program.
JLC learning labs provide experiential learning opportunities for 2nd-6th grade students to learn and investigate Judaism through a variety of different modalities. The labs are created to meet the students at their interests with relevant and meaningful activities that are easily transferable to real life experience. What’s more is that students choose which lab they want to be in!
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JLC Family Programming days are designed to take students outside of the classroom setting and provide unique opportunities for learning with their families. Parents/guardians must accompany their children for a day of learning, community , and authentic connection to various Jewish holidays and themes in Judaism. These days give adults and children a chance to participate in a variety of hands on activities created to help JLC families learn organically by doing Judaism.
There are approximately 2 to 3 planned JLC family programs per year. Family programs often take place during JLC hours and sometimes in collaboration with Temple Beth Am’s programming department.