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		                                    Noar Sunday		                                </span>

(Kindergarten through 6th grade)

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Sundays, 9:30 am-12:15 pm 
Noar Sunday is Temple Sinai's innovative learning experience that takes place Sundays from 9:30 am-12:15 pm and replaces the traditional religious school model.  Noar Sunday is guided by these four principles:
• Authentic Jewish content
• Personal Choice
• Community Building
• Hands-on learning

What does this look like on a normal Sunday? Lots of fun! Students start the day in their bayit, for core experiential learning and community building. Students also spend part of their days in chugim, which allows personal choice and makes Judaism come alive. 
• Eydah (unit) – Each child will be part of an eydah, made up of two grades that share a curriculum and come together for special programs and community time.
• Bayit (time) – In their bayit, children will have their core learning block and community time which consists of other children from their grade, madrichim (teen assistants), and a teacher to guide their experience.  
• Chugim (electives) – Children will choose an elective that sparks their passion and mix with children across their eydah. Each session of chugim will be based on the same Jewish content, but modalities will range from cooking to STEM to arts and more!
• Tefillah (prayer) – Children will pray together with Temple Sinai’s clergy with songs, prayers, and stories tailored to each age group.

Noar Sunday gives us the opportunity to involve parents in new and relevant ways. Be on the lookout for information throughout the school year. 

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 eydah!
Kindergarten & 1st Grade: Shoreshim

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

Also take a look at NOAR Hebrew below for 3rd through 6th graders! 

Kindergarten & 1st Grade: Shoreshim (Roots)
• Learning about the synagogue, Jewish holidays, Torah, and rituals through
games, art, cooking, and more
• Getting to know classmates who will become your Temple Sinai friends

Be sure to also check out SCRAPPY, Temple Sinai’s youth group for Kindergarten and 1st graders! 

2nd & 3rd Grade: Chaverim (Friends)
• Focus on experiencing Jewish holidays and bringing Jewish values into our lives
• Tu B’Shevat experience at Dunwoody Nature Center
• Leading an experiential seder for parents as part of a Chugim Showcase

Chaverim children are also a part of Club 23, Temple Sinai’s youth group for 2nd and 3rd graders. 

4th & 5th Grade: Orim (Lights)
• A semester-long trip to Israel complete with a plane ride, the Old City of
Jerusalem, and the beaches of Tel Aviv, all without leaving Temple Sinai
• Creating a Mitzvah Day for parents as part of a Chugim Showcase

Also be sure to check out Club 45, Temple Sinai’s youth group for 4th and 5th graders!

6th Grade: Zehut (Identity)
As the oldest group at Noar Sunday, 6th graders have a program especially tailored for them. They serve as their own eydah, which includes age-appropriate experiential learning, more field trips, and opportunities to serve as leaders for younger students.

As the transition year between Noar and teen programs, 6th grade will join SINAI678, Temple Sinai’s youth group for middle schoolers. 

NOAR Hebrew for Grades 3-6 

3rd-6th graders have one of the following options for Hebrew learning:

Hebrew Chavurah
Small groups that meet in neighborhoods around Atlanta

Sunday Hebrew
Groups of 10-15 students that stay after Noar Sundays for Hebrew

Private tutoring
If neither of the group options work for your child, you may choose a private tutor from our list of tutors

All three options share the same curriculum, focusing on Hebrew through prayer. Our goal is for students to be able to develop Jewish life skills, read/chant confidently, and deepen their personal connection to prayer.

Sat, March 28 2020 3 Nisan 5780