CAMP POMEGRANATE -
“You shall teach these words to your children”
In the beginning of each class session, our entire school community gathers for a short Shacharit (morning) service. This helps facilitate students’ familiarity and comfort with prayer and with Hebrew. It also helps to foster their sense of community and gives them time to interact with younger and older students. We pray, we sing, and we explore the prayers in fun and relevant ways. Students learn the English meanings of the prayers, and they gain an understanding of the history behind the prayers as well as the physical choreography used during the service.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Students in these grades study Torah, the holidays, and the Jewish Life Cycle. New students participate in our Consecration service, during which their commitment to a formal Jewish education is recognized and celebrated.
2nd through 6th Grades
During the 2012-13 school year, our 2nd and 3rd graders are exploring what God means to them. Our 4th, 5th, and 6th graders are studying Jewish history from antiquity to modern times. Our teachers encourage questions and conversation, and they always find new ways to make learning fun.
Students in this class study Jewish values by focusing on ancient and contemporary texts. Students in this class also continue their study of the prayers used in our worship service. Most of our students also prepare during this time for bar/bat mitzvah.