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Hebrew language classes are required for 4th - 6th Graders in religious school. Students will be assessed at the beginning of the year to determine the appropriate class level for them.
- Objectives for Hebrew classes include:
- Mastering prayer book Hebrew to the extent that our students can participate comfortably in any service in the Jewish world
- Increasing Jewish cultural literacy and sense of Jewish identity and community
- Mastery of decoding (Hebrew reading) skills
- Familiarity, fluency and conceptual understanding of prayer
- Study of holiday blessings and Hebrew vocabulary
- Acquisition of some modern Hebrew language skills
Nevei Kodesh Hebrew teachers are trained in Hebrew Through Movement, a language acquisition strategy in which students learn Hebrew by hearing and responding to Hebrew commands. It introduces Hebrew in a playful and meaningful way, creating a positive first link between children and Hebrew. Hebrew Through Movement is supported by the latest brain research on learning, providing an aural foundation for Hebrew that opens the door to more facile Hebrew decoding and reading.
Hebrew Through Movement is based on ways that children learn naturally:
- Moving about and doing
- Being in an environment of positive emotional support
- Feeling safe
- Moving forward at their own pace
- Learning in a joyful, playful environment
- Through songs, chants and rhythmic activities
Parents can learn along with their children using the free videos and other materials available at: hebrewthroughmovement.org.
Students who are unable to enroll in Hebrew Classes must have permission from the school director to fulfill the requirement by studying with a tutor.
Thu, 23 March 2017
25 Adar 5777
Thursday, Mar 23rd 7:00p to 9:00p
4-session class, taught by Walter Katz. March 23, April 6, April 20, May 4. Free and open to the public; donations gratefully accepted.
Shabbat, Mar 25th 4:00p to 5:30p
No prior learning is necessary to engage in Nevei Kodeh’s Torah study. This includes knowing Hebrew or Jewish history. We will meet you exactly where you are! Torah Study is free of charge and open to the public (donations gratefully accepted.)
Wednesday, Mar 29th 6:00p to 7:00p
Building on work with Rabbi Shefa Gold, Ziva Moyal will lead a chant circle. RSVP requested.
Shabbat, Apr 1st 9:30a to 11:00a
For 0-5year-olds, their parents and families.
Friday, Apr 7th 7:00p to 9:00p
Followed by Oneg Shabbat, lovingly sponsored by Michelle Wolf, and by Lolly Gold, in memory of her mother Lillian Gold on the occasion of her yahrzeit.
Tuesday, Apr 11th 5:00p to 10:30p
Join us for 2nd Night Seder! Vegetarian/diary potluck meal; ritual foods included. $18 members; $30 guests; $10 children 5-18; no charge for children under 5. This event always sells out, as space is limited - Register today!