Shul House (Kindergarten-Grade 7)
Welcome to SHUL HOUSE, where Jewish learning feels like home!
For questions please contact Margaret Barcohana.
Our beloved curriculum now features four semester-long themes that allow our students to focus their learning through a given lens. Although the same curriculum structure remains, the subtle shift in focus offers students something new and different to look forward to each semester. We believe that our four main themes, Middot and Mitzvot, Prayers and Blessings, History and Heroes, and Bible will provide our students with a comprehensive perspective of our Jewish faith. Jewish Holidays and Hebrew are integrated throughout the year, giving depth and variety to our lessons and activities. In addition, as part of our program, fifth, sixth, and seventh-grade students are offered 1:1 instruction to learn to read Hebrew and Torah leading up to their Bar and Bat Mitzvah.
Middot and Mitzvot
In order to lead meaningful lives and make the world a better place, we must all assume many responsibilities like visiting the sick, feeding the hungry, caring for the environment, taking care of the elderly, and freeing those who are enslaved. Each of these is a mitzvah, a commandment from God. While learning how to treat others, their family, their friends, our community, our planet, and themselves, students develop their Middot – Jewish virtues and values.
Prayers and Blessings
Students will delve into the most beautiful, profound, and meaningful aspects of Jewish prayers. These prayers carry the hopes, dreams, and aspirations of the Jewish people and allow students to meditate and connect with the divine.
History and Heroes
Our students are exposed to a plethora of literary works that showcase the diverse experiences and perspectives of Jewish people throughout history. Midrash, Jewish legends, storybooks, poetry, and music provide a unique window into the past and allow students to explore the many complex layers of Jewish identity and culture. We also recognize the importance of showcasing the incredible achievements of Jewish individuals beyond biblical times and aim to inspire our students to become tomorrow’s Jewish Heroes.
Bible stories are the common literacy of Judaism, and we teach the stories and characters so our students can take part in the ongoing Jewish conversation. From the patriarchs’ and matriarchs’ struggles to the prophets’ wisdom, every lesson unlocks a new layer of faith and tradition.