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Noar families have two options for Sundays for the 2021-2022 school year. We also have a new B'Yachad program for children who attend Jewish Day School.


For weekly information about our Noar programs, check out our Noar Blog!

Dropoff times:
Families with last names A-L: 9:15 am-9:30 am
Families with last names M-Z: 9:30 am-9:45 am

Pick up times:
Families with last names A-L: 12:15 pm-12:30 pm
Families with last names M-Z: 12:30 pm-12:40 pm
Families with children in Sunday Hebrew: 1:45 pm-1:55 pm


Noar Sunday is Temple Sinai’s innovative Sunday learning experience for Kindergarten through 6th grade. Noar Sunday is the model for experiential learning throughout all of our Noar programs with 4 pillars:

• Authentic Jewish Content
• Personal Choice
• Community Building
• Hands-On Learning

Each student is placed into an eidah (unit) based on age level with its own curricular focus (lifecycle events, Torah stories, Jewish history, etc.). We explore social emotional spiritual learning through the mensch middot (Jewish values) to help students learn to be active, engaged members of their communities and to be their best selves. During each session, Noar students move through different electives, small groups, Hebrew, and t’filah (prayer). 

What does a day at Noar look like? 

Bayit (home base): This is your child’s core learning time with the same small group throughout the year. The bayit comes together to experience Jewish learning through different modalities to engage every type of learner: through games, hands on projects, visual art, sketches, and more! We also use this time to build kehillah (community) through different activities. We love building strong friendships! 

Chugim (electives): We know that kids learn best when they feel empowered. Part of each Noar session is made up of elective courses for students to choose from (or different weekly rotations for our K-1 learners!). A chug might focus on sports, mixed media, Israeli cooking, or music.

Hebrew: There are so many opportunities throughout each day to pick up Hebrew knowledge. Students have Hebrew through Movement classes, specials with native Hebrew speakers, t’filah (prayer) with clergy, and Jewish life vocabulary that connects to their bayit learning goals. 

For the Family: Throughout the year, there will be opportunities to participate in t’filah with your children, activities to take home as a family, and we’ll update you at the end of each session with carpool questions to continue the conversation at home!




Noar Sunday B’Yachad is a new, family-oriented learning experience for those with children in K-6. In B’Yachad, K-6 learners get the best of both worlds: peer to peer learning with friends during Noar Sunday and memorable family experiences. This is a great option for parents who want to strengthen their relationships with other Temple Sinai families and build community!

Students in grades K-6 will attend our regular Noar Sunday experience with peers in their eidah (unit) based on age level. Once a month, in lieu of attending Noar Sunday, our B’Yachad participants will attend a Shabbat family experience. Family experiences will include: 

• Havdalah Experiences
• Family Mitzvah Service Learning Experiences
• Friday Night Family Shabbat Experiences

The best part of our Noar Family program was getting to know new families within Temple Sinai and we are so excited to be able to start building these relationships in person! Small groups will be created to help parents (and kids!) strengthen relationships with other families and provide a meaningful sense of community.  Siblings are welcome, please notify Jen Quick if you plan to bring your child who is not old enough for Noar. 

Looking for your tribe? Here it is! Temple Sinai Jewish Day School families with students in grades K-6 are invited to enroll in the NEW program, called B’Yachad.  Join us to create connections, form relationships and provide a meaningful sense of community between families.  This once a month program will include special experiences such as Havdalah, mitzvah opportunities and Shabbat experiences. Cost to attend is $250 for the full school year. The schedule for the year follows.*

Saturday, September 25, ​5:00 pm-6:30 pm
Saturday, October 23, 5:00 pm-6:30 pm
Saturday, December 4, 5:00 pm-6:30 pm
Friday, January 21, ​5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Saturday, February 12, 5:00 pm-6:30 pm
Saturday, March 12, 5:00 pm-6:30 pm
Friday, May 6, ​5:30 pm-7:00 pm

*Times may be subject to change based on experience.   

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.

Option #1: Chavurah (online or in-person)

Students meet in a chavurah (small group) of 3-6 students who meet weekly for Hebrew instruction in homes, community centers, local schools, or online. Students in the Hebrew Chavurah program will be placed into small groups based on grade, location, and Hebrew levels (if possible). Our Hebrew students benefit from having small group instruction, forming connections with peers, and learning from an awesome Jewish educator!

Option #2: Sunday Hebrew (12:45 pm-1:45 pm)

Our Sunday Hebrew students will meet at Temple Sinai in classes of up to 12 students, based on grade level. There is the opportunity to build community within this larger group as well as work with madrichim, our teen assistants who are great Jewish role models for younger students! After Noar Sunday, Sunday Hebrew students stay and have lunch and a social break together before diving back into learning at 12:45.

Option #3: Private Hebrew Tutoring (online or in-person)

We offer the option of getting a 1-on-1 private tutor (from the approved tutor list) if neither the Sunday Hebrew or Hebrew Chavurah program works for you.  If you are considering this option, we suggest you speak to Rachel Moldovan prior to registering to ensure it will accomplish your goals for your child.


Current Noar Hebrew students, click here for our Noar Hebrew Prayers page.

Wed, October 5 2022 10 Tishrei 5783