North Shore Temple Emanuel
a Progressive Jewish Congregation
The Year 2 students begin formal Hebrew study with the Hebrew reading programme called Zman Likroh (A Time to read) from Behrman House in USA. This has two readers and one workbook, as well as a teacher’s manual with ready-made lesson plans and assessment suggestions. This continues into Year 3, and the children are taught at their own pace. With teacher input, students can move along in the program and progress as far as they can on a week-to-week basis.
This is an interactive program and has a brilliant outcome.
Using the BPJE curriculum guidelines, Year 2 and 3 children begin to work formally on their Jewish Studies. We have built upon the BPJE curriculum to expose the children to a study of God, spirituality, the synagogue, Jewish festivals, and how the values of Torah and Tzedakah (charity) affect us in our community.
In our “Time to Read Hebrew” program, the children are encouraged to practise reading Hebrew out loud at school and at home. They have Meah branded satchels to keep their books in while they travel to home and back to the classroom each week.
For more information, please contact Edana Chilchik.