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ALEF (1st Grade)

ALEF (1st Grade)


2 DAYS A WEEK/TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS -- 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Teacher: Morah Sonia Levin


The Program: 

In Kitah Alef, students will begin to approach the material as scholars. By using some in-depth methods of Torah study, students will delve into the narratives of Genesis from Creation to the Joseph stories. There will be greater emphasis on mastering Hebrew decoding skills, as well as building a vocabulary of useful words. Students will begin a deeper exploration of the meaning of God in our lives; learn about Israel with the goal of making a personal connection; understand general concepts of prayer and its place in our living world and how Tzedakah(righteous Giving) and Tikkun Olam (making the world a better place) are connected to our Torah.

Key Competencies: 

Bible: The Book of Genesis

Holidays: Rituals, customs and Blessings, Biblical Figures, Israel

Prayers: Ashrei, Modeh Ani, Ma Tovu, Shabbat Service

Hebrew: reinforcement of decoding and development of an active vocabulary of 80 words; learning about basic Hebrew Grammar reading rules, the vowels and the final letters.

Learning Materials: 

Hebrew: "Shalom Uvracha"- The New Hebrew Primer

Torah: "The Explorer's Bible" vol. 1 + Personal Journal

Holidays: "My Jewish Year"

Israel: "The Great Israel Scavenger Hunt"

Jewish Values: "A Kid's Mensch Handbook"

Special Activities: 

~Parent's Orientation 

~The Learning Center Family Museum Day 

~LC Seder Tu B'shvat with Parents 

~Purim-Megillah Reading, Carnival and Seudah 

~Alef Class Family Siddur Program 

~Passover Model Seder with Parents 

~Alef Siddur Assembly 

~Yom Ha'atzmaut Celebration with Parents

For More Information, please do not hesitate to contact: Ana Turkienicz, PJC Education Director, @

Wed, June 23 2021 13 Tammuz 5781