ONLINE RESOURCES (Click the Grade for links to online resources or check out HEBREW KARAOKE HERE)

3rd Grade - Learn All of the letter and vowels in the Aleph Bet.

4th Grade - L'sim Lev - Pay Attention Shema & Its Blessings*

5th Grade - What do you Stand For? - Amidah*

6th Grade - Torah & Concluding Blessings


  • Monday: students attend on the weekend and Monday from 4:00-5:30 pm.
  • Wednesday Tefillah Tech Crew: Students attend on the weekend and Wednesday from 4:00-5:30 pm. This program is designed to function similarly to a tech crew; working together to create large scale projects (like games, art walks, technology and more. Perfect for students who prefer working in small groups, with hands on learning, and creative expression. This program covers the traditional Hebrew curriculum in a fun non-traditional way.*
  • Parent Child Hebrew: students and parent/s attend Hebrew for one hour during Shabbaton or TRS. This option is for families who want to learn together and spend 30-45 minutes on homework during the week. There is an additional $35 fee.
  • Skype Hebrew: students learn Hebrew for one hour during Shabbaton or TRS. This option includes a 20 minute online private Skype lesson midweek and 30-45 minutes of homework. We have space for 40 students. There is an additional $125 fee. Those who participated in the pilot program will be able to select tutoring times starting Monday, July 18th. New participants will select starting July 20th.


Students in third through sixth grade intensify their exposure to Hebrew language and allow their learning to accelerate as their study of prayers and ritual Hebrew intensifies. Building on the solid foundation, our students continue with Hebrew Through Movement and begin to decode during Third Grade.

Hebrew Flash Mob: a specially trained team of madrichim (teen assistants) that will work with small groups of 3rd & 4th Grade students to boost their Hebrew decoding through hands on activities or computer games. You will learn Hebrew in a flash! *

For questions regarding our Hebrew programs, please contact Gloria Grischkan, Assistant Director of Learning at (216) 831-3233 ext. 122.


We are proud that our Hebrew program begins in Kindergarten! Our students participate in the innovative and highly successful Hebrew Through Movement Program* - a language acquisition strategy in which students learn Hebrew by hearing and responding to Hebrew commands. It is an adaptation of James J. Asher's Total Physical Response (TPR).[1] It starts with a foundation in modern, spoken Hebrew but has as its goal making the prayers, as well as synagogue and Jewish vocabulary, more easily accessible to those with limited learning time.

This Hebrew Through Movement program was developed by faculty at Siegal College of Judaic Studies through courses and community workshops. It introduces Hebrew in a playful and meaningful way, creating a positive first link between children and Hebrew. This program 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:

They learn by moving about and doing.
They learn in an environment of positive emotional support.
They learn when they feel safe from the embarrassment of not knowing.
They learn when they can move forward at their own pace.
They learn best when learning is joyful and playful.
They learn through songs, chants and rhythmic activities.

(Please note, this description is adapted from the Hebrew Through Movement Website. Please click here to read more and see samples from classroom settings. )




* Please note that all items with asterisks are projects of the JECC supported by the Fund for The Jewish Future of The Jewish Federation of Cleveland

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Rabbi Stacy Schlein

Director of Education

(216) 831-3233, x133


Jack and Lilyan Mandel Building

26000 Shaker Boulevard

Beachwood, Ohio 44122-7199


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