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Curriculum

This year, Sundays will be in-person, Mondays and Thursdays will feature full-length virtual classes.  To find a schedule that works for your child, please email Kayla Reisman.

 

On-line Resources

This website created by our own Morah Wilma Poyser is full of resources used by our teachers and students alike.  Here you can find Annay Milim literally clouds of Hebrew words that teachers and staff will be using during the year.  You can also find the project about Hope that the 2019/2020 Grade 4/5 students created last year that Morah Wilma put in video form.

“Snap Shot” of Mercaz Aliyah Curriculum by Grade

Kindergarten:  Gesher

Teacher: Judi Cohen
Judaics Highlights: Shabbat, Havdalah, Jewish Singing, Jewish Holidays and Values Hebrew Highlights: Israel Geography, Hebrew Aleph-Bet, Hebrew Through Movement
Special Events: Shabbat Ritual Workshop and Shema Pillowcase Workshop with Ben Einsidler, Shabbat Educator 

Grade 1/2:  Kitah Aleph/Bet

Teacher: Rina Holtzman
Judaics Highlights: Shabbat, Havdalah, Jewish Calendar, Jewish Holidays Around the World 
Hebrew Highlights: Hebrew Aleph-Bet, the Hatikvah, Conversational Hebrew Basics and Key Vocabulary

Special Events: Siddur Ceremony with Rabbi Perkins and Cantor Gloth

Grade 3:  Kitah Gimel

Teachers: Elli-Ann Oskar, Wilma Poyser
Judaics Highlights: Shabbat Prayers (Friday Night and Saturday Morning), Bible Stories, Jewish Holidays, Family Roots Project 
Hebrew Highlights: Hebrew Reading, Writing and Conversation, History of Establishment of the State of Israel

Special Events: Siddur Ceremony with Rabbi Perkins and Cantor Gloth, Friday Night Service and Dinner

Grade 4/5:  Kitah Dalet/Hey

Teachers: Wilma Poyser, Elli-Ann Oskar
Judaics Highlights: Friday Night and Saturday Morning Shabbat Services, Bible stories, Jewish American History and Peoplehood, and Jewish Holidays
Hebrew Highlights: Hebrew Reading, Writing and Conversation, the establishment of the State of Israel
Special Events: Friday Night Service and Dinner and Saturday Morning Shabbat Service

Grade 6:  Kitah Vov

Trope/Thresholds Teacher: Cantor Jamie Gloth
Trope Highlights: Students prepare for their B’nei Mitzvahs by learning Trope and becoming familiar with the books of the Torah, Neviim (Prophets) and Ketuvim (Writing)
Threshold Highlights: Life cycle events (birth, bnei mitzvah, conversion, marriage/divorce, death) and Life of a Jew Project
Special Events: Bar and Bat Mitzvah Institute and Shabbat Dinner
Advanced Hebrew Teacher: Rina Holtzman
Advanced Hebrew Highlights: Conversational Hebrew and Israel in the News
Holocaust Teacher: Wilma Poyser
Holocaust Class Highlights: Jewish identity, group hate, and the impact of the Holocaust today 
Mitzvah Class Teacher: Eitan Bloostein
Mitzvah Class Highlights: What is a mitzvah, positive and negative, ritual and ethical mitzvot, and a group Mitzvah project

Grade 7:  Kitah Zayin

Jewish Heroes and Values Teachers: Eitan Bloostein and Julia Spiegel
Jewish Heroes and Values Highlights: Learning about famous Jewish figures 
What is Jewish Prayer Teachers: Eitan Bloostein and Julia Spiegel
Advanced Hebrew Highlights: Conversational Hebrew and Israel in the News
Holocaust Teacher: Wilma Poyser
Holocaust Class Highlights: Jewish identity, group hate, and the impact of the Holocaust today 
Advanced Hebrew Teacher: Rina Holtzman
Advanced Hebrew Highlights: Conversational Hebrew and Israel in the News
Jews Around the World Teacher: Julia Spiegel
Jews Around the World Highlights: Jewish world history, Jews around the world today 
Project: pick another country and study their Jewish culture

Saturday, November 28 2020 12 Kislev 5781