TERS Curriculum

PRE KINDERGARTEN

Myself – My Family – My Home – My Shabbat

KINDERGARTEN

Jewish Holidays – Holiday Symbols – Using our Senses

1ST GRADE

Jewish Identity – Life Cycles – Introduction to Hebrew LettersConsecration 

2ND GRADE 

The First Part of the Hebrew Bible: The Torah – The Ten CommandmentsHebrew Words We Say and Recognize 

3RD GRADE 

The Second and Third Parts of the Hebrew Bible: Prophets & Writings.God and Personal Spirituality. Hebrew Letters, Sounds, Names and Words 

4TH GRADE 

L'dor Va'dor (From Generation to Generation): Exploring Torah and the Cycles of Jewish Life – Primer & Hineini, Level 1 (Mid-week Begins)10 Shabbat services 

5TH GRADE
Kol Yisrael Areivim Zeh LaZeh (Jews Anywhere Are Responsible for Jews Everywhere): Ethics, Comparative Judaism, and IsraelHineini, Levels 2 & 310 Shabbat services 

6TH GRADE
Teshuvah, Tefillah, Tzedakah: Personal Refinement, Prayer, and Doing Good In The World –Bar/Bat Mitzvah Seminars beginHebrew prayers and blessingsRosh Hodesh & Boys Program begin18 Shabbat services in year before Bar/Bat Mitzvah 

7TH & 8TH GRADES
Alternating years:
1) Deepening our ties to Israel; The Jewish Tradition of Social Justice– Shabbaton
2) Shoah; Relations between Jews and neighboring religious communi-ties – trip to DCEach year: Mitzvah work in the community, Rosh Hodesh & Boys Pro-gramBar/Bat Mitzvah 

9-12TH GRADES
Madrichim, High School workshops, Youth Group involvementSignificant Jewish experiences: L’Taken, New Orleans, March of the Liv-ing (11th or 12th Grade), encouragement to attend Israel programs includ-ing the Alexander Muss High School in Israel12th Grade Confirmation