GIMMEL 1/GIMMEL 2
Two year cycle
Hebrew: Review of Hebrew letters for first month, then emphasis on basic reading skills.
Work focusing on distinguishing similar letters, plurals, prefixes (prepositions).
Learn basic conversational words.
Introduce script writing with the goal of acquiring basic reading skills, and of writing letters.
Holidays: Deeper understanding of historical context, how they are celebrated throughout the world; why we still celebrate; their importance to us in our lives as Jews.
Writings and projects underlying more philosophical meaning of each holiday.
Israel (1st year): History of Israel and Israel today (role and meaning of Israel in our modern life as Jews in the Diaspora)
Jewish History (2nd year): Develop a timeline for important Jewish historical movements and events (for France and the U.S., for the last millenium) with a focus on particular moments, and on the development of movements.
Songs: Ritual Holiday songs (important passages in the Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippour services, Hannukah, Passover seder…)
Liturgy: Oseh Shalom, Adon Olam, Shalom Rav, Shalom Aleichem
Textbook for Hebrew: Hineni – Hebrew through prayer, Yael Azouly (next level, soon to be released)
Other materials: books already available on Israel, Judaism, Torah (both in English and French)