Kindergarten

SHORESHIM
Sundays 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Kindergarten/ Gan Yeladim

This enriching and nurturing program gently explores Jewish Identity through Songs, Storytelling, Arts and Crafts, Games, and Creative Play.


Hebrew Language
Recognition of the shapes and sounds of the Aleph Bet.
Students will be able to sing the Aleph Bet song and count in Hebrew from 1 to 10. Vocabulary learned includes: boker tov, shalom morah, shalom yeladim, etc
Key holiday symbols through dialogue, songs, and games

Resource
Sam the Detective Aleph-Bet Primer

Holidays
Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Hanukah, Tu B'Shvat, Purim, Pesach, Yom Ha'Shoa, Yom Ha'Atzmaut, Lag B'Omer, Shavuot

Each holiday is taught addressing the ethical values of honoring parents, sacred time, sacred space, and friendship.

The children will have fun celebrating holidays, learning about what happens in the synagogue and at home, and traditional foods eaten.  The opportunity to celebrate with class friends while singing, dancing, and eating is highlighted.

Shabbat Seder
Imaginary trip in time... Imagine yourself on a Friday night... close ¥our eyes... sacred space... sacred time...
Friday night ritual and blessings for wine, candles, and challah.

Blessings: for a Rainbow (Keshet), Shehecheyanu, different categories of foods
Songs: Shabbat Shalom, Tom Rishon Avodah, Mi Ohev et Ha'Shabbat, and many more

Core Ethical Values
Honoring animals, sacred space, sacred time, friendship

Torah
Stories from Bereshit taight reflecting the ethical values of Creation, the Garden of Eden, Cain and Abel, Noach Brit, Tower of Babel, Avraham, and Sarah

Tfillah
Shma, Modeh Ani, Ma Tovu, Oseh Shalom

History and Israel
The Post-Pesach unit on Israel will focus on 10 fun places for kids in Israel