Hebrew: Practice and strengthening reading Hebrew in order to acquire fluency and speed. Practice writing.
Learn basic dialogues for modern Hebrew.
Work on Hebrew through prayer.
- Be comfortable in reading and writing (in cursive) Hebrew.
- Have a strong vocabulary of words used in prayer and services.
- Be able to carry on a basic conversation
Torah: Learning the prayers for Shabbat services, and strengthening the Hebrew vocabulary for prayer.
The Torah’s structure, basic content (the Biblical stories).
Vocabulary necessary to BM (parashat, haftarah, etc…).
Order of services and customs (when to bow etc…)
Jewish Identity: Personal timeline with research into family’s history/legacy/acquistion of their Judaism. Brief overview of major life cycle events (Brit, marriage, etc…)
Holocaust unit: History/historical context.
Reference in literature.
Remembrance (how to continue the education).
Songs: Traditional songs – Yiddish, Ladino, Judeo-Arabic (introduction to Music from other traditions)
Liturgy: Vishamru, Aleinu, Nikadesh, Lecha Dodi, Amidah, Ma Tovu
Textbook: Hineni – Hebrew through prayer (next level)