3rd through 6th Grades
Rabbi Jennifer Clayman, Director
Students attend class one day per week:
3rd - 6th Grades, Wednesdays or Thursdays, 4 - 6 p.m.
6th Grade Only, Saturdays, 3:30 - 6 p.m. or Sundays, 9 - 11:30 a.m.
3rd graders learn how to decode Hebrew letters and vowels; 4th and 5th graders mix learning of modern Hebrew and traditional prayers; and 6th graders focus on prayer. All students participate in regular T’filah (worship), and 5th graders lead a Junior Congregation service.
Goals for Hebrew Education
- By studying Modern Hebrew, students will experience Hebrew as a living language.
- Students will get a positive “taste” of the Hebrew language that will encourage them to pursue further Hebrew studies in high school and college.
- Provide students with basic Hebrew skills that they will be able to use when they travel to Israel (and encourage such travel).
- Students will emerge from Hebrew program ready to begin preparation for B’nei Mitzvah.
Individual and Group Hebrew Tutoring
In Individual Tutoring, students work one-on-one with a Beth Am tutor who is also a teacher in our programs. Group Tutoring offers small groups of 2-4 students. Students in both options follow the regular Hebrew curriculum, and students are expected to meet with their tutors weekly, twenty-four times during the school year. Tutoring and Small Groups may be done at Beth Am or at students’ homes, and sessions will be (for Tutoring) forty-five minutes or (for Small Groups) one hour long.
Note: Unfortunately, due to the high cost of providing personal tutoring, we will not be able to offer scholarships for students in this program.