Fifth 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 fifth grade learn the story of the Jewish people after settling in Caanan thru the mid-19th century. By learning the history of our people, students begin to understand and contextualize modern practices, holidays, and values. Students learn about the values of Rodeif Shalom/Seeking Peace and Klal Yisrael/Community of Israel. They will also focus on the holidays of Chanukah and Tu BiSh’vat.

Hebrew Studies

Students in Fifth 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 fifth grade should complete Ramot 11 (Avot V’Imahot), 12 (G’vurot) & 6 (Torah blessings).

Special in Fifth Grade

  • Students in fifth grade are expected to attend at least five Shabbat services per year, including one on Shabbat morning.
  • Students in fifth grade participate in a Shabbaton (an overnight retreat from Friday night to Saturday night), this year on February 3-4, 2017.
  • Parents/guardians with students in the fifth grade attend Hebrew Conferences once during the year.


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