Gozaleem (young birds) is the name for our combined younger grades. The classroom teacher will work with both the older and younger students in a more creative and individualized way. The younger students in this class will study the following:
- Hebrew: We will re-enforce the Hebrew reading from last year; and teach various Hebrew blessings and designated Hebrew prayers
- Jewish Holidays:Students will travel with Daniel and his Israeli cousin Rivkah to witness the Haunukkah miracle of the oil, cross the Sea of Reeds with the Israelites on Passover and learn legends and stories about each holiday.
III. Jewish Values: On their specific level, students will address core values of Torah, Avodah (service to God and to ourselves) and G’milut Hasadim(responsibility to help make the world a better and holier place). Our students will explore the meaning of K’dushah: Understanding and observing how Judaism can make our lives more special and will help make the world a better, holier place.
- Bible Stories: We will explore biblical stories from Creation to the Exodus: Including themes such as My Brother’s/Sister’s Keeper, Rebecca’s Kindness, Jacob’s Struggle and Freedom and the Future.