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BET (2nd Grade -- Age 7)

2 Days a Week/Tuesdays & Thursdays -- 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Teacher: Morah Penny Linden


The Program 

In Kitah Bet, students will continue to acquire Hebrew reading, with the goal of being able to decode all Hebrew letters and vowels, blending them into syllables and words.  Hebrew phrases will be used for class routines, immersing students in the Hebrew-language learning experience.  Students will deepen their knowledge of Jewish texts and make connections to modern life, learning the stories of our ancestral fathers and mothers -- and their families -- from the Book of Genesis.  Students will master specific Tefillot (prayers) from the Kabbalat Shabbat and Shabbat morning liturgies, learning both their meaning and how to recite them.  Students will develop a relationship with Israel by learning its history and recognizing Israel's centrality to Jewish life.  Students will also explore their Jewish Identity by exploring their own families' Jewish narratives.  Our goal is that our learning will empower families as full partners in their children's Jewish Education, as the class comes together as a sacred community.

Key Competencies 

Bible: Become familiar with the narratives of the Book of Genesis and learn to approach the text critically by asking questions and finding creative answers.  Students will know the main characters, places and events in the stories of B'resheet (Genesis).

Holidays: Understand Jewish holidays and customs, know the origins, symbols, traditions and ritual foods associated with each holiday.  Students will grasp how Jewish holidays make us feel connected to our families and to the traditions of Jews all over the world.

PrayersOsseh Shalom, Sh'mah and V'ahavata, Ein K'Eloheinu, Ma Tovu, Aleinu, Kiddush for Shabbat evening, Hatikvah, Lecha Dodi 

Hebrew: Acquire all Hebrew letters and vowels, blending them into syllables and ultimately reading words from the Prayer Book.  Acquire a functional vocabulary of daily routine actions, as well as Hebrew expressions connected to Jewish holidays and Shabbat.

Israel: Locate Israel on a map, its main cities and borders.  Locate biblical places on the map of Israel.  Identify main characters in the creation of the State of Israel.  Differentiate between the Land and State of Israel.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Ana Turkienicz, Education Director, at:

Thu, January 20 2022 18 Shevat 5782