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CLAL Curriculum

All programming is currently taking place virtually. 

Sunday Curriculum

CLAL Sunday sessions begin with a school wide assembly for all grades. Classes are then divided by grade and also include tefillah (prayer)/shira (singing)

This year, our Sunday curriculum is La Briut. La Briut is an exciting new values-based curriculum designed for learners in kindergarten through sixth grade. Via four values-based  modules, each five weeks long, learners experience synchronous learning in a weekly mifgash ("gathering") by grade. Students delve into module-related content and concepts - lower elementary age children explore them through a curated box of hands-on activities, while upper elementary age children receive engaging weekly challenges. Learning is anchored in Jewish texts and talks of our past, offering rich understandings of Jewish values that build resiliency and guide personal and communal health and wellness: 

  • sukkat shalom (a shelter of peace)
  • g'vurah (courage)
  • k'hillah (community)
  • hesed (loving kindness, tying into hope)

While developed with minimal at-home responsibility for learning, resources are offered to encourage informal family conversations.

Parent Communication: Parent communication will be an important part of this program. A letter will go out (went out) introducing the program. Communication will go out introducing the new theme as we start each new theme. Sunday communication will go out after class time every Sunday. 

Weekday Curriculum

Our weekday curriculum includes Hebrew, Tarbut, and Jewish Literacy.

Hebrew
While we are virtual, Hebrew is taught through individualized one on one appointments with our teachers. Hebrew is for students in Kitah Bet (2nd grade) through Kitah Vav (6th grade)

Tarbut
Tarbut means “culture” in Hebrew. This year we are going to be learning about the different communities within Judaism. The Jewish community is often categorized into three major groups: Ashkenazim, Sephardim, and Mizrahim. We will learn about these cultures through Shira (Song), Architectura (Building),  Omanoot (Art), and Bishul (Cooking).

While CLAL is happening virtually, we will be uploading videos to this page with different learning opportunities and activities. These videos have been created by our Madrichim to teach you all about the different Jewish cultures, customs, and traditions. If you complete some of the activities, please feel free to send us photos or videos of your creations so we can showcase them. 

Intro to Sephardim

Sephardim: Shira (Song)

CLICK HERE to view some Sephardic Music Examples

 

Sephardim: Bishul (Cooking)

CLICK HERE for the Recipe for Sephardic Bunuelos

 

Sephardim: Architectura (Building)

CLICK HERE to view some Sephardic Architectura Examples

 

Sephardim: Bishul (Cooking)

CLICK HERE for the Recipe for Sephardic Charoset

 

More Activity Videos Coming Soon...

7th Grade Curriculum

Our 7th grade class takes place twice a week, on Sundays and one weekday. Throughout the year we focus on three main topics: Tikkun Olam, the Holocaust, and the History of Israel. Our Sunday class focuses on Tikkun Olam and how it relates to Judaism and the world around us. 7th graders learn what Tikkun Olam is, why it is important, and different ways to make change in our world. Our weekday class focuses on the Holocaust for the first half of the year and Israel for the second half. Our students study the history of the Holocaust and its impact on the Jewish people and the world around us,  and learn about the events that led to the up to the establishment of Israel and the events that occurred in Israel's history between then and today. 

Sat, December 5 2020 19 Kislev 5781