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CLAL Curriculum


Sunday Schedule and Curriculum

Students in Torah Tots- 7th grade meet on Sundays from 9:30-12:00.  Our Sundays begin with an all school assembly called, Z’man CLAL.  The assembly is very “campy” and includes Havdallah, Hatikvah, Shira (singing), a weekly Israel fun fact, monthly birthday celebrations, and announcements. CLAL Sunday sessions are divided by grade. 

After Z’man CLAL, students go to their classrooms.  Class time for Torah Tots- 3rd grade includes (depending on the week) experiential learning through games, stories, art, dance, music, Hebrew through Movement, outside recess time, and snack. We also celebrate holidays as they occur throughout the year.

Weekday Schedule and Curriculum

Weekday Curriculum

For our weekday sessions, families have the option for their students to come either Monday or Tuesday and Wednesday or Thursday (depending on if they come once or twice a week). Our Monday and Tuesday programs are the same and our Wednesday and Thursday programs are the same. Mondays/Tuesdays include individualized Hebrew programs, Hafsakah (recess), snack, and our experiential Tarbut (culture) program. Wednesday/Thursdays include individualized Hebrew programs, Hafsakah (recess), snack, and an interactive journey through the Torah. 

Our Hebrew program is a tefillah (prayer) based Hebrew program that is self-paced. Students work with their teacher to build their reading and prayer skills. Hebrew is for students in Kitah Bet (2nd grade) through Kitah Vav (6th grade). We also have conversational Hebrew groups for those students who have completed the curriculum.

Tarbut, which means culture, is one of CLAL’s most popular programs. The purpose of this program is for students to learn about different edot (communities) in Judaism around the world through a variety of activities.  Activities can include omanoot (art), musica (music), bishul (cooking), architectura (building), drama (drama) and tikshoret (journalism).  This year we will be learning about communities in three Israeli cities: Tzfat, Eilat and Haifa. 

Illustrated Torah
This year, we will create an illustrated Torah of the first three books of the Torah.  Each week, students will learn about a Torah portion and then add their own interpretation to the illustrated Torah.

7th Grade Schedule and Curriculum

Classes for Kitah Zayin (7th grade) will take place on Sunday mornings from 9:30-12:00pm and on Wednesday afternoons from 4:00pm-6:00pm. 

Sunday Mornings
We feel that Sunday mornings is when the school is most alive and we want our Kitah Zayin students to continue to be part of that. Our Sunday morning theme for Kitah Zayin will be "Torah, Avodah, G'milut Chasadim." One of our goals for this program change is to strengthen our student's facility with tefilliot and increase their comfort with prayer service and Jewish ritual. To that end, following Z'man CLAL, students will participate in morning tefillah with Ami Berlin and Cantor Jaffe. Sunday curriculum will also include interactive study of Torah, G'milut Chasadim (acts of loving kindness) and hadracha (leadership). Students will also enjoy a weekly bagel brunch.

Wednesday Afternoons
The curriculum for Wednesday afternoons will include the Holocaust and the history of Israel. 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. 


Tue, May 30 2023 10 Sivan 5783