Rimon Curriculum “At-a Glance”


 

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Bonim (Kindergarten & 1st Grade)

CONTENT AREAS

Community, Torah, God & Spirituality, Am Yisrael, Jewish Holidays, Jewish Values, Mitzvot, Hebrew

BIG IDEAS

  1. Torah is the story of our people and their stories help us to live our lives
  2. There are many types of holy places and holy spaces
  3. Kids in Israel are just like me
  4. Jewish holidays help me to connect to my Jewish identity
  5. Hebrew is the language of our people
  6. I am part of my Bonim community

 

Chaverim (2nd Grade & 3rd Grade)

CONTENT AREAS

Community, Torah, God & Spirituality, Am Yisrael, Jewish Holidays, Jewish Values, Mitzvot, Hebrew

BIG IDEAS

  1. Torah is MY story
  2. The story of the Exodus connects me to my people and to Torah
  3. Just as a sanctuary is holy, I, too, am holy
  4. Israel and the places in Israel are m home
  5. The Jewish holidays are celebrated with joy
  6. I am part of my synagogue community
  7. I can understand Hebrew (2nd gr.) 
  8. I can learn how to read Hebrew (3rd gr.)

 

Olim (4th Grade & 5th Grade)

CONTENT AREAS

Community, Torah, God & Spirituality, Am Yisrael, Jewish Holidays, Jewish Values, Mitzvot, Hebrew

BIG IDEAS

  1. I am part of the ongoing story of Torah
  2. Creating my own holy place and holy space
  3. Connecting to the Israel of my ancestors and the Israel of today
  4. Encountering the keva and kavanah of prayer
  5. The origin and history of Jewish holidays explain the values associated with them
  6. I am part of the community of Am Yisrael

 

Gesherim (6th Grade Families)

CONTENT AREAS

Torah, Spirituality, Journeys, B’nai Mitzvah, Hebrew

BIG IDEAS

  1. Torah is to be wrestled with to be understood
  2. There are many ways to find connections to Judaism
  3. B’nai Mitzvah is part of a family journey
  4. Adolescence is a journey
  5. We have much to learn from our American journey
  6. B’nai Mitzvah is one step in the Jewish life-cycle journey