First Grade

Our Judaic Studies curriculum is built on the foundational concepts of Torah (study), Avodah (worship), and Gemilut Chasadim (acts of loving kindness). While all grades learn within these three areas, each grade’s curriculum emphasizes a specific topic and has a few values and holidays that tie into this topic and are studied more in depth.

Students in first grade utilize the stories of the individuals and the families found in B’reishit/Genesis as an entry point for student understanding about what it means to be part of the Jewish people. Students journey through these stories and identify qualities and attributes of our biblical role models that they themselves can emulate. Students learn about the values of Hachnasat Orchim/Welcoming the Stranger and Derech Eretz/Doing Good. They will also focus on the holidays of Simchat Torah and Shabbat. Additionally, students in first grade learn about the history and heritage of Mount Zion Temple through our Mount Zion coloring book. Students in first grade attend music and library weekly.

Special in First Grade

  • Students in first grade are expected to attend at least one Shabbat service per year.
  • Students in first grade participate in a Shabbat service and attend a Shabbat dinner, this year on Friday, May 5, 2017.


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