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Curriculum

Curriculum

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MITZVOT & JEWISH ETHICS:  
What is the reason for affixing a mezuzah on the door? What makes an animal Kosher? Why is Shabbat a special day in the week? This class will teach basic mitzvot to the younger grades and provide insightful meaning of more complex mitzvot to the older grades 

JEWISH HOLIDAYS:  
Children will learn to appreciate the special quality and holiness of our Holidays. They will become familiar with the historical background, customs, and observances of each festival through interactive workshops, activities and projects. 

JEWISH HISTORY: 
Children will be taught our beautiful and insightful history, and will glean morals and ethics from the heroes highlighted in the Torah. They will be given an overview of Jewish history, starting with creation, continuing with the giving of the Torah, and finishing with a glimpse at modern day Israel.  

PRE BAR MITZVAH TORAH TRAINING: 
Specialized program for boys 8-13 with Rabbi Vigler! 
Why wait until the last minute in order to teach your son's to read Torah? Under Rabbi Vigler's individual guidance, your son's will soon be able to read Maftir in Shul long before their Bar Mitzvah. The goal of this track is to teach the boys the skills to read Torah on the bimah effortlessly for the rest of their lives!

ADVANCED TRACK
Separate track offered for those students attending Jewish Day Schools that would like to further their Jewish learning, knowledge and Experience.

HEBREW LANGUAGE / ALEF BET: 
Our Hebrew reading curriculum is based on the internationally acclaimed Aleph ChampionTM Reading Program. This highly motivational system provides excitement and inspiration, leading the students into a winning cycle of learning. Hebrew vocabulary is a basic part of our program - children will learn Hebrew words related to current themes. 

dXrJ539770.jpgAleph Champ, modeled after the Karate Martial Arts system of motivational colored levels, breaks up the Hebrew reading process into bite sized motivational levels which makes it more kid friendly and exciting.

 

 

 

Students start as a white Aleph Champ learning half of the aleph bet.  They work their way through the different "belts" until they become a black Aleph Champ with the ability to read fluently from the Siddur (prayerbook).

Each Aleph Champ level has a color coded book, flashcards, workbooks and a medallion which is awarded once a level is passed.  All of these work together to create the motivation needed to progress in their own way. 

Reading groups are divided by color instead of age group, thereby allowing conscientious students to surpass the pace of their class and advance in reading on their own. This program ensures that students do not go on to a new level until they have truly mastered all that their current level expects them to know. This avoids the common problem of children learning to read without fully mastering a letter, vowel or concept in reading.

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For more information on the curriculum contact
Sara at 718-91308213 or email
Office@JewishGardens.com

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