Fourth 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 fourth grade learn about the Jewish life cycle. By grounding our practices and beliefs in events throughout one’s life, students understand that Judaism plays a role in many things we do and they build a lifetime of Jewish learning and living. Students learn about the values of Hiddur Mitzvah/Beautifying a Mitzvah and Kibbud Zakenim/Honoring the Elderly.

Hebrew Studies

Students in fourth grade continue their learning in the Reform movement’s Hebrew Curriculum, Mitkadem. Students will continue their learning wherever they left off at the end of the year. Students in the Mount Zion Hebrew Program are expected to complete three Ramot (levels) per year. Students in fourth grade should complete Ramot 7 (Barchu, Yotzer Or, Ma’ariv Aravim), 9 (Sh’ma, V’ahavta) & 10 (Mi Chamocha).

Special in Fourth Grade

  • Students in fourth grade are expected to attend at least four Shabbat services per year, including one on Shabbat morning.
  • Students in fourth grade participate in a Shabbaton (an overnight retreat from Friday night to Saturday night), this year on December 2-3, 2016.
  • Parents/guardians with students in the fourth grade attend Hebrew Conferences once during the year.
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