Grades 1/2 Curriculum

Hebrew Language:

The class works in reading groups according to their level of proficiency.


  • Sam the Detective – Behrman House
  • Shalom U’Vracha – Behrman House


Stories from Genesis and Exodus:

  • Before the first Jew, beginnings, the garden, Cain and Abel, Noah, the Tower of Babel, stories of Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, Jacob, Rachel and Leah, Joseph to the Exodus.


  • Teach Me Torah Volume 1 – Behrman House


  • Rosh Hashanah
  • Yom Kippur
  • Sukkot:
  • Simchat Torah
  • Hannukah
  • Tu B’Shvat
  • Purim
  • Pesach
  • Yom Ha’Atzmaut
  • Lag Ba’Omer
  • Shavuot

The holidays are taught with a companion text.  As the students travel through time and space they encounter people and places as old as the Bible and as new as modern Israel.


  • Alef Celebrations – Torah Aura
Continuing from Kindergarten, the Israel unit begins with major cities and sites and continues with diversity of people and culture, Biblical and modern ties to the homeland, and the geography of Israel.
Jewish values for pursuing peace and love of Israel are linked to the chapter content.
  • The Great Israel Scavenger Hunt – Behrman House