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
Wednesday: children attend on the weekend and Wednesday from 4:00-5:30 pm. This includes Tefillah Tech where children work together to create large scale projects (like games, art walks, movies and more.)
Parent Child Hebrew: children and parent/s attend Hebrew during Shabbaton or Sunday. This option is for families who want to learn together and spend 30-45 minutes at home during the week. There is an additional $35 fee.
Skype Hebrew: children learn Hebrew during Shabbaton or on Sunday. This also includes a private 20 minute Skype lesson midweek and 30 minutes of practice independently at home. Past participants may select Skype times starting on July 17th and new participants starting on July 24th. There is an additional $125 fee.
HEBREW LANGUAGE PROGRAM
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). 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. http://www.hebrewthroughmovement.org/ )
OVERVIEW OF OUR HEBREW LANGUAGE PROGRAM GRADES 3-6
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.
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* 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