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Bet Torah's Learning Program for Children and Families


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Our engaging program fosters a love of Jewish tradition and knowledge based on our vision and values.

Students in kindergarten through seventh grade enjoy age-appropriate learning through an exciting curriculum that includes in-class learning, monthly Shabbat Kulanu, and family programming. Students also experience enrichment programs such as Music, J-Quest (Electives), Social Action projects, and Class Shabbat Services. Kulanu students graduate with a sense of belonging and a strong knowledge of Hebrew as well as their Jewish heritage.

Click here for more information about our program by grade, and our Enrichment philosophy.

Contact Gina Fass, Kulanu Learning Program Director


Program Overview

Gan (Kindergarten)

Sunday, 9:00-11:00 am

Learning focuses on Jewish holidays, Jewish values, Torah stories and community. Students are introduced to Hebrew letters and blessings. Special programs include: Family "Bedtime Shema" and Shabbat programs.

Aleph (First Grade)

Sunday, 9:00-11:00 am

Learning focuses on Jewish holidays, Jewish values, Torah stories and community. Students are introduced to Hebrew letters and blessings. Special programs include: Family "What's Jewish about our Home?" and Shabbat programs.

Bet (Second Grade)

Sunday, 9:00-11:00 am and Monday, 4:00-6:00 pm
OR Sunday, 9:00-11:00 am and Tuesday, 4:00-6:00 pm

Students learn to read basic Hebrew and key vocabulary including all Hebrew letters and vowels. Jewish culture focuses on Torah stories, holiday traditions and Jewish values. Special Programs include: Family Havdalah.

Gimel (Third  Grade)

Sunday, 9:00-11:00 am and Monday, 4:00-6:00 pm  and Wednesday, 4:00-6:00 pm
OR Sunday, 9:00-11:00 am and Tuesday, 4:00-6:00 pm and Wednesday, 4:00-6:00 pm

Students strengthen reading skills and begin to chant basic prayers. Prayers learned include: holiday blessings, Mah Nishtana, Ein Keloheinu, and Adon Olam. Jewish culture focuses on: Being a Mentch, Torah stories and holiday traditions. Special programs include: weekly Tefillah ( Services) with Cantor, Hanukkah Family program, Siddur (prayer book) Ceremony and Shabbaton (student-led service).

Dalet  (Fourth Grade)

Sunday, 9:00-11:00 am and Monday, 4:00-6:00 pm  and Wednesday, 4:00-6:00 pm
OR  Sunday, 9:00-11:00 am and Tuesday, 4:00-6:00 pm and Wednesday, 4:00-6:00 pm

Students strengthen Hebrew reading skills and continue learning prayers. Hebrew prayers learned includ: Shema, V'ahavta, Friday night Kiddush, Aleinu and Hatikvah. Jewish culture focuses on: lessons from Exodus, Prophets, Jewish values, and holiday celebrations. Special programs include: weekly Tefillah (services) with Cantor, Family Blessings Hike, Tikkun Olam Program (repair the world) and Shabbaton (student-led Friday night service).

Hey (Fifth Grade)

Sunday, 9:00-11:00 am and Monday, 4:00-6:00 pm
OR Sunday, 9:00-11:00 am and Tuesday, 4:00-6:00 pm

Students continue to strengthen Hebrew reading skills, review and chant prayers. Hebrew prayers learned include: review of prayers learned in previous years, beginning of Torah Service and start of Ashrei. Jewish culture focuses on: Modern Israel, Jewish values and deeper understanding of Jewish holidays.  Special programs include: Hey (5) Shabbat retreat, monthly Shabbat Kulanu program, weekly Tefillah (services) with Cantor, Family Fair-trade Seder, and Shabbaton (student-led Friday night service).

Vav (Sixth Grade)

Sunday, 9:00-11:00 am and Monday, 4:00-6:00 pm
OR Sunday, 9:00-11:00 am and Tuesday, 4:00-6:00 pm

Students continue to review and chant prayers. Hebrew prayers learned include: review of prayers from previous years, Torah service and Ashrei. Jewish culture focuses on: Shabbat, Jewish values and connection to Torah including Lashon haRa (Evil Speech), and Ometz Lev (Courage); and traditions of Shabbat and Kashrut. Special programs include: Vav (6) Shabbat retreat, monthly Shabbat Kulanu program, weekly Tefillah (services) with Cantor, Torah Portion Family programs, and Shabbaton (student-led Friday night service).

Zayin (Seventh Grade)

Sunday, 9:00-11:00 am and Tuesday, 4:00-6:00 pm

Hebrew learning focuses on the Torah Service and preparing for reading Haftorah and Torah. Students may also learn to read Megillat Esther or modern Hebrew. Learners have weekly classes with our clergy and senior staff discussing life cycle, introduction to the Holocaust, rituals such as Tefillin and the B'nei Mitzvah journey. Special programs include: family programs on the Bnai Mitzvah journey and presentations at the BT Community Holocaust Commemoration. 6th-7th graders can also connect with friends at Kadima youth programs. 


Kulanu Enrichment

As part of the curriculum, the school provides a variety of programs designed to tailor educational requirements to an individual student’s need, to instill a love for Judaism, foster a sense of community among students, and impart a sense of responsibility to the greater community. These include:

LEARNING RESOURCE PROGRAM 

The school employs a learning specialist and has established a resource room which is available for children requiring remedial help or enrichment. The Educational Director should be advised of any student with such needs. The school also has self-contained classrooms and a Language Lab.

MUSIC

We believe that Jewish music is an integral part of the well-rounded religious school experience. Accordingly, a music program is integrated into the curriculum, and teaches holiday songs and selections from Jewish liturgy and dancing. There is an all-school Zimriah at closing exercises to complete the year’s music program.

CLASS SHABBATONIM

One of the highlights of each year is the class Shabbaton, a student-led Shabbat evening service. Each student prepares for and leads a portion of the service.

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