Welcome to Fifth Grade Hebrew at Or Chadash Religious School!

5th Grade Hebrew

Teacher - Rabbi Joe Forman

Students continue the study of the prayer service by studying the Shabbat morning Amidah and selected prayers for Shabbat evening. Students learn key prayer words and roots to help them better explore the meaning of the blessings of the prayers and songs for the Shabbat evening services. Students examine the themes of each prayer and relate each of them to their own experiences and lives.

Students in Fifth grade will explore relevant Jewish values and show how those values underlie the meaning of the prayers. Students will be encouraged to think critically about the prayers and the activity of praying. We continue to explore the meanings of roots -- the basis of understanding the meanings of our prayers.


Bar/Bat Mitzvah Documents, Downloads, and Resources

5th Grade Jewish Studies

Teacher - Evan Benson

Welcome to 5th Grade Religious Studies. This year our class will study Jewish History from the birth of our nation through the latter part of the 19th century. We will also focus on the wisdom of our Prophets, both in their time and how their messages continue to resonate today. Theme-based activities will include discussion, music, games, videos, reading, writing, art, and much more. 

As in prior classes, family members will be invited to periodically participate in activities to help affirm the importance of religious school studies and to link your family values, traditions, and experiences with what we are learning in the classroom. My hope is that the home links will stimulate meaningful dialogue, enrich the children's appreciation of Jewish life, and offer a strong foundation to build upon as they approach the obligations of becoming bar and bat mitzvah. 

I will send weekly emails to keep you updated on class progress, school-wide activities, and special dates to post to your calendar.

Fifth graders, please remember to bring class texts and tzedakah weekly, and to dress appropriately for the weather as some activities are expected to be outdoors. 

I look forward to working with all of you.