Beit Sefer Curriculum
- Chai Curriculum: We have adopted the Union for Reform Judaism’s Chai curriculum, which includes the study of Torah, worship and Gemilut Chasadim - the performance of good deeds. This very inclusive curriculum includes creative lessons based on overarching ideas and enduring understandings, with detailed activities and evaluative tools to help teachers reach curriculum goals. Each grade will concentrate on different areas of Torah, prayer and Jewish values with the intention of building a basic literacy quotient as well as a strong sense of community, both at Beth Emet and with Klal Yisrael - the Jewish people.
In addition to the three components of the CHAI curriculum, Israel, aspects of Jewish History and Jewish holidays are integrated throughout the school year in a stimulating and developmentally appropriate manner.
- Hebrew Curriculum: Our Hebrew curriculum concentrates on prayer literacy—decoding of the Hebrew language, fluency in reading and familiarity with the meaning of the prayers as well as an understanding of the structure of the prayer service. The students are introduced to Modern Hebrew vocabulary and basic Hebrew grammar, especially as it relates to prayers.
- T’filah: T’filah is an important component of our curriculum. Each Sunday, students join together with the Cantor in the Sanctuary to practice and extend classroom learning about prayer while actively engaged in age-appropriate services. Parents are always welcome to participate in t’filah.
- Family Programs: In the course of the year, there are several family programs at each grade level centered around Shabbat and holiday observances and subjects integral to your child’s curriculum. The goal of these programs is to provide opportunities for adult learning as well as parent/child interaction. Your participation with your child is very important. Babysitting for siblings younger than kindergarten can be arranged when requested in advance.
- Lifelong Learners: At Beth Emet, we are all learners. We encourage parents to participate in our Adult Ed courses, in family activities, in Kahal (Shabbat morning services and children’s classes), and to explore our Resource Library in room 103 - help yourself and take out a book of Jewish interest.