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		                                    Noar (Youth) Learning		                                </span>

(Kindergarten through 6th Grade)

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Sundays, 9:30 am-12:15 pm 
Noar Sunday, Temple Sinai’s innovative Sunday learning experience for kindergarten through 6th grade, provides opportunities for growth and learning! All Noar programs are based on these 4 principles:

• Authentic Jewish content
• Personal Choice
• Community Building
• Hands-on learning

Noar Sunday is broken up into four eidot (units), each with its’ own curricular focus.  Our entire program also spends each session focused on mensch middot, Jewish values on how to be a mensch.  All students spend half their day in bayit (home base community), their core Jewish experiential learning environment.

The other half is spent in chugim (electives) that they choose for a semester, allowing for personal choice and authentic Jewish content in a way that is relevant to them. Our chugim also take place within the learners’ eidot, meaning they get to know other children their age in other bayit classes. Chugim follow their own learning plan, and connect it to their Bayit learning.

If you have a child ages 2 through Pre-K, click here to learn more about our Noar Tots and Noar Jr. programs!

Read below to learn more about the experience for each eidah!
Kindergarten & 1st Grade: Shoreshim

2nd & 3rd Grade: Chaverim
4th & 5th Grade: Orim
6th Grade: Zehut

Also take a look at NOAR Hebrew below! 


Kindergarten & 1st Grade: Shoreshim (Roots)
• Connect to your Jewish roots by planting some of your own! This unit will focus on holidays, synagogue, Torah, and middot as they start their Noar journey.
• Kindergarteners will explore Shabbat with a Shabbat Box unit while first graders will engage in a Havdalah unit.
• Learn about “how you learn” by engaging in different learning modalities during chugim rotations, preparing for Chaverim where you choose your chug!

Check out SCRAPPY, Temple Sinai’s youth group for kindergarten and 1st graders.

2nd & 3rd Grade: Chaverim (Friends)
Journey through the three things that world stands on “Al Shlosha D’varim”.
     - Torah: Students will explore the books of Genesis and Exodus through acting, art, and STEM activities!
     - Avodah: Students will choose a stuffed animal that follows them through the Jewish lifecycle, exploring the rituals and prayers.
     - Gemilut Hasadim: Students will continue to explore Jewish values by focusing on the value of “ahava”.

Kids in this age group can also join Club 23, Temple Sinai’s youth group for 2nd and 3rd graders. 

4th & 5th Grade: Orim (Lights)
• Develop your “Mensch Handbook” with Jewish values (Middot) education, explore your own spirituality and relationship with God, and engage in Jewish holiday celebrations around the world!
• Spiral through the Jewish lifecycle rituals as we deepen our learning.

Learn more about Club 45, Temple Sinai’s youth group for 4th and 5th graders.

6th Grade: Zehut (Identity)
• Study the Jewish value of “Peoplehood” as it pertains to the topic of American Jews, and how you fit into the puzzle!
• Choose how you want to learn by engaging in the modality of learning available to you that day.
• Celebrate Jewish peoplehood by engaging in the Mitzvot of Jewish holidays with service-oriented activities, and actively work on tikkun olam.

6th graders will have the chance to join Temple Sinai's new youth group, CLUB 6 “Connect”.

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At Temple Sinai, the goal of our Hebrew curriculum is to expose our students to the Hebrew language and actively engage students in their Hebrew studies. New this year, we are introducing an innovative approach to our Hebrew learning. We want to teach our students basic Hebrew language, reading and prayer skills while also providing them with a living experience and meaningful connection to the Hebrew language.

 

Goals of Hebrew Program:
1. For students to see Hebrew as a living language.
2. For students to feel comfortable and able to participate in T’fillah (Jewish prayer) and Jewish life.
3. For students to develop a love of Hebrew, actively excited and engaged in their Hebrew studies.

Our Hebrew curriculum will include four main components which work together to provide a complete Hebrew learning program for our students as they move from our younger graders to our older grades.

Part 1: Hebrew through Movement (HTM)
“Hebrew through Movement” is a program in which students learn Hebrew by hearing and responding to Hebrew commands.

• Introduces language in a playful and meaningful way, creating a positive link between children and the Hebrew language.
• Lays a foundation of modern, spoken Hebrew, and it builds toward the goal of making our prayers, Jewish vocabulary and Hebrew decoding more accessible to the students.
• Supported by the latest brain research on learning, providing an aural foundation for Hebrew that opens the door to Hebrew reading and decoding.

Part 2: Jewish Life Vocabulary (JLV)
“Jewish life vocabulary” is a new component to our Hebrew education for students of all ages. JLV exposes each grade level to the Hebrew language through weekly vocabulary words and is fully integrated into classroom teaching.

• One of the important ways that American Jews connect to the Hebrew language is through key Hebrew words and phrases that are part of contemporary Jewish life.
• Frequently hearing, using, and exploring Hebrew terms (such as shalom, mazel tov, tikkun olam, and more), our children will learn to experience the world through Jewish values, and they develop an appreciation for Hebrew as a sacred, Jewish language.

Part 3: T’fillah (prayer)
T’fillah (prayer/communal worship) is at the core of the spiritual life of the Jewish community.

• One of the ways in which Jews celebrate Shabbat and holidays
• Connects us with K’lal Yisrael (the worldwide Jewish community)
• Best way to learn T’fillah is to participate in T’fillah

Part 4: Hebrew Reading & Language Program
Our Hebrew reading and language program has been redesigned to ensure motivation, consistency and focus, with more focus around prayer and personal connection, delaying when actual Hebrew decoding will take place. As our new project-based prayer curriculum/focus and the first three components are implemented, the students will have the foundation needed to rethink the approach:

• Allows us to focus on more meaning and connection to prayer
• Makes Hebrew learning more engaging and personal
• Provides more confidence in students

Kindergarten & 1st Grade: Shoreshim
• Hebrew Through Movement
• Jewish life vocabulary
• Introduction to T’fillah

2nd & 3rd Grade: Chaverim
• Hebrew Through Movement
• Jewish life vocabulary
• Weekly T’fillah
Noar Hebrew will not take place for 3rd grade this year

4th & 5th Grade: Orim
• Begin transition from oral literacy to print literacy
• Hebrew Reading & Language Program
• Hebrew decoding – 5th Grade
• Jewish life vocabulary
• Weekly T’fillah

6th Grade: Zehut
• Hebrew Reading & Language Program
•Complete transition from oral literacy to print literacy
• Jewish life vocabulary
• Weekly T’fillah

*Students must be enrolled in both Noar Sunday/Noar Family AND Noar Hebrew to receive a Bar/Bat Mitzvah date*

Find an audio recording of the Shabbat Prayers HERE!

Tue, August 4 2020 14 Av 5780