Gesher Club Curriculum

This program is for 3-4 year olds and is gently taught through: music, drama, arts and crafts and creative play.

Holidays:

Basic Knowledge of: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Hannukah, Tu B’Shvat, Purim, Pesach, Lag Ba’Omer, Shavuot, Yom Yerushalayim and Yom Ha’Atzmaut.

The children will enjoy celebrating holidays; learning synagogue and home rituals, having fun with class friends singing and dancing.

Foods are symbols: why we eat the foods we do.

Each Holiday is taught through the lens of the ethical values of: Honouring animals and friendship.                   

Shabbat:

The erev Shabbat (Friday night) home ritual of blessings and song for Shabbat including “Shabbat Shalom.”

Torah:

Creation, Noah, Joseph, Baby Moses, the Ten Commandments

Hebrew Language:

Vocabulary related to holidays, colors, family, places in the school, synagogue, the seasons, colors.

Identifying letters of the aleph bet and the phonetics.

Tzedakah:

Understanding the importance and meaning of tzedakah.

Israel:

Focus on the Beaches in Israel: the Mediterranean Sea, the Dead Sea, the Kinneret, and the Red Sea.