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Hebrew and Judaic Studies

Shalom School students experience many aspects of Jewish life each day. Each classroom integrates developmentally appropriate teachings of the Jewish holidays, customs, mitzvot (good deeds), Shabbat practices, brachot (blessings), and universal Jewish values. All classes recite blessings before snack and lunch in Hebrew, celebrate Shabbat, and participate in Shabbat music.

To develop their Hebrew language, students are introduced to basic Hebrew words throughout the week that relate to the weekly classroom theme. Teachers also integrate vocabulary related to colors, shapes, food, family, days of the week, and numbers. Exposure to counting in Hebrew and the Hebrew alphabet is a consistent aspect of the curriculum. Second language learning at a young age offers numerous benefits for students, enhancing cognitive development and boosting problem-solving skills, creativity, and multitasking abilities.

 

Fri, July 12 2024 6 Tammuz 5784