BET 1/BET 2
Two year cycle
Hebrew: Learn Hebrew letters–recognition and sounds– with the goal of knowing all the letters and vowels (sounds) by the end of the level, and of being able to read.
Holidays: Deepen understanding of holidays with more explanation of the ideas behind the holidays (e.g., Rosh Hashana not just the New Year but a time of reflection on what one has done during the year, etc…).
Projects that reflect the basic meaning of each holiday.
Shabbat: Introducing knowledge of, and becoming very familiar with, Shabbat–what is Shabbat and why do we observe it.
All prayers relating to Friday night at home are reviewed, as well as Friday night rituals (how to light candles, do the kiddoush, etc…) with Shabbat box and other projects (different projects each year to avoid repeating) to reinforce learning.
Torah (1st year): Creation story and the Ten Commandments—leading to learning of Mitzvah and Tikkoun Olam
Biblical stories (2nd year):Studying all the major stories (and their connection to Holidays whenever appropriate) Kings and Prophets
Songs: Evenu Shalom Alechem, David Melech Israel, (review), Mayim, Hinei Ma Tov.
Liturgy: Shema, Bim Bam/Shabbat Shalom (review), Ein K’Eloheinu, Yismehou,
Textbook for Hebrew: Shalom Uvracha (English), Yael Azoulay (French)