Students will review the books of Beresheet, Shemot, and Vayikra, and then will focus on the leaders in the book of Bamidbar. Kitah Dallet will explore these guiding questions: What are the qualities of a strong leader and a weak leader? What types of leaders are in the Torah? How do they solve conflicts? Why were they chosen to lead? Lessons will include Moses, Aaron, Miriam, Levites, Joshua, Caleb & the Spies, Korach, Balak, Nadab & Abihu. With each leader they explore, students will study and practice reading Hebrew verses of Torah and learn Hebrew vocabulary.
Chagim/Holidays and Shabbat:
Through engaging, experiential, and age-appropriate activities, students will explore the meaning of the Jewish holidays, including their rituals, mitzvot, and the way they're celebrated in Israel. Students' holiday experiences outside of class will enrich their understanding of and personal connection to each holiday.
Spirituality and Tefillah/Prayer:
Students' siddurim, Sarah and David Friday Night Hebrew Book
Students will meet with Rabbi Fredda Cohen on Wednesdays to study the meaning of and practice the Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat Service in addition to participating in our whole school tefillah on Sunday mornings. Students will lead prayers and prepare in class to read Torah in Junior Congregation on 12/15/12 and 5/11/13 and participate in a Grades 4-6 Family Shabbat Dinner on 3/8/13.
Click here to listen to Shabbat and holiday prayers and songs.
Kitah Gimmel and Kitah Dallet will participate in music class twice a month led by Kitah Dallet Teacher Eti Rozen. The music curriculum includes holiday songs, Israeli songs, and traditional Jewish songs.
Gemilut Chasadim/Acts of Loving Kindness:
As part of our school wide Gemilut Chasadim program, Kitah Dallet will explore the Jewish value of Bikkur Cholim, caring for those are ill. They will send cards to injured Israeli soldiers during the chagim, make cards for BAS members who are ill, and create activity bags for the local children’s hospital.