Third Grade

Judaic Studies

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 third grade read stories about the Prophets and they learn how the prophets were focused on reminding the Jewish people how God wants us to live. The messages of the Prophets are at the heart of Reform Judaism. Students learn about the values of Ometz Lev/Courage and Tikkun Olam/Repairing the World. They will also focus on the holidays of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Purim.

Hebrew Studies

Students in third grade are introduced to the Reform movement’s Hebrew Curriculum, Mitkadem. The first Ramah (level) they will complete is Ramah 3. During this Ramah students are introduced to the concepts of the Mitkadem Program, including how the Ramot system is set-up and how the program works. Students in the Mount Zion Hebrew Program are expected to complete three Ramot (levels) per year. Students in third grade should complete Ramot 3 (preparation), 4 (short blessings) & 5 (Shabbat Kiddush).

Special in Third Grade

  • Students in third grade are expected to attend at least three Shabbat services per year, including one on Shabbat morning.
  • Students in third grade participate in a Shabbaton, this year on Saturday, November 5, 2016.
  • Parents/guardians with students in the third grade attend Hebrew Conferences once during the year.
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