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Hebrew School

יש מקום לכול אחד פה
There is a place for everyone here.

SukkahThis is our core philosophy. Each student is valued as an individual. Hebrew fluency is an integral part of our program, but the success of each child is not based on Hebrew alone, nor should their Jewish identity be founded on their ability to read or speak Hebrew.

Our programs are designed to bring the richness of our Jewish heritage to your child, through the study of Torah, avodah and g’milut chasidim.

Register for Hebrew School 2016-2017 here.

Download the 5777 Hebrew School Calendar here.

Curriculum

604Our Hebrew School Curriculum is divided into two core sections of study each Sunday.

For grades 1-6, the Judaic piece of our learning is taught from the Chai Curriculum which was designed and authored by the Union for Reform Judasim. We use the version adapted for the Conservative Movement. We invite you to stop into the school and request a copy of our teaching materials for review.

Photo on 2-17-16 at 3.09 PM #2Prayerbook Hebrew is taught from the Behrman House select series, which integrates use of the computer for homework in a child friendly platform we call the OLC (Online Learning Center.) This extra tool for our children allows them a third day of Hebrew school by participating in games and lessons online that support what was learned in the classroom. Teachers post the homework as well as videos and other resources the students learn from. We also apply the practical application of what they are learning by using the siddur used by our synagogue, Siddur Chadash.

Bar and Bat Mitzvah

Having a bar or bat mitzvah is a tremendous milestone in a young person’s life. If you have a child who is nearing bar or bat mitzvah age, mazel tov to both of you! Congregants wishing to attend the bar and bat mitzvahs of students in the religious school are encouraged to review the b’nei mitzvah calendar for the current year.

The Hebrew High School of Jewish Studies

IMG_0675We at the UVJC are working hard at making sure that your teen does not believe that his or her journey in Judaism ends with the bar or bat mitzvah celebration.

This engaging program consists of two components.

The first component is study led by Rabbi Boraz and visiting faculty. This program features five units of study each year, available to first year post b’nei mitzvah students though High School age. The five units for this year include Being Jewish in America, Jewish Literature , The Shoah, Zionism and Modern Israel.

The second component to our teen programming is working as part of the madrechim staff, where each student is assigned to a classroom at the Hebrew school. The teen then shadows the classroom teacher in order to gain exposure to teaching techniques related to Hebrew acquisition and Judaic studies.

For more information regarding the high school, please contact rabbi@dartmouth.edu.

For the safety of your children, the doors are locked during school hours. Directions for entry during school hours appears on the entry doors. Children will not be dismissed to the parking lot.

We gratefully acknowledgement of Jewish Federation of New Hampshire’s support of our school