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Hebrew School

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

SukkahThis is our core philosophy. We value each student as an individual. Hebrew is an important part of our program, but the success of each child is not based on Hebrew alone, nor should Jewish identity be founded on a student’s ability to read or speak Hebrew.  Our programs are designed to bring the richness of our Jewish heritage to our student through the study of Torah, avodah and g’milut chasidim.

Hebrew school meets on Sundays from 10-noon for grades PreK-7, and on Tuesdays from 4-5:30 pm for grades 4-7.  Third grade students who are developmentally ready to join in on Tuesday afternoons are welcomed.  We also serve an after school snack of bagels, cream cheese, and water starting at 3:15 pm on Tuesdays.  Come early and schmooze, nosh, play games, and do homework with fellow Jews.  Jew Crew, our teen program, meets from 6-7:30 pm on alternate Tuesdays.  We have a supper option (pizza, salad, etc.) from 5:30 to 6 pm for those who wish to stay after Tuesday Hebrew school or come early to Jew Crew.

Jew Crew (post B’nai Mitzvah program) Registration Form

Hebrew School Registration Form

Hebrew School Registration Form for RETURNING STUDENTS

The Hebrew School calendar is now embedded in the Kol Ha’Emek community  Calendar.

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. Teachers write emails to parents after each class describing what took place, proposing a discussion question, posting the homework, and providing videos and other resources which the students should study. 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’nai mitzvah calendar for the current year.

Post B’nai Mitzvah

IMG_0675We work hard to ensure that your teen’s journey in Judaism does not end with the b’nai mitzvah celebration.  This engaging program consists of two components:

The first component is a youth group led by Rabbi Mark Melamut, Education Director Melissa Herman, and selected Dartmouth students.  The youth group will meet twice a month, on Tuesday evenings, and do group mitzvah projects, Jewish social outings, intellectual discussions, Torah and Talmud study, and other enriching activities.

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 and assists the classroom teacher in order to gain exposure to teaching techniques related to Hebrew acquisition and Judaic studies.

For more information regarding the program, please contact school@uvjc.org.

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