Affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
For children ages six to eight. Your child will receive the basic building blocks required for his/her further Jewish education. The curriculum includes music, arts and crafts, holiday activities, and more. This class focuses on stories found in Genesis and Exodus. By the end of the year your child will know, in addition to the aleph-bet, a vocabulary of Hebrew words and songs, and major themes of Jewish worship and observance, and that being Jewish includes living an honest, respectful, and moral life.
For children ages nine to twelve. These studies focus more on learning the liturgy, not only how to read the prayers in Hebrew, but also on the meanings of each prayer. The Hebrew vocabulary expands during these years -just as the students' immersion in the study of Jewish holidays, Biblical/Rabbinic stories, and lessons for conducting a good and noble Jewish life continue. Students alternate between biblical stories and Jewish Values/Beliefs using the text "Partners with G-d". By the end of his or her Hebrew School years, a student will be well prepared for his or her Bar or Bat Mitzvah.
B'NAI MITZVOT TRAINING
Our students are taught that a bar or bat mitzvah isn't something one "has." Instead, it is what they become upon waking up on their thirteenth birthday (or twelvth for girls). Any ceremony they choose to have symbolizes their acceptance of having the rights and responsibilities of Judaism conferred upon them. Every student's program is individualized to the student and family's wishes, customs, and preferences.
818-788-4664 BnaiHayim@yahoo.com 4302 Van Nuys Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
photos by Brigitte Benchimol copyright 2013
Religious School Curriculum
Now Enrolling for Fall 2017
Our religious school starts in September on Sundays from 9:30AM to 12:00PM and lasts through May. We focus on finding joy in learning and discovery. Students in each age group are encouraged to learn as many prayers and blessings as possible throughout the school year with individualized goals and incentives. We explore Torah stories, lessons in values, prayer, and life/cycle/holiday events through games, art, music, and discussion. Reb Jason and Rabbi Flom visits the class periodically for a special lesson and/or music.