|Goals of Our Religious Education Program|
|Or Chadash Hebrew Program Goals|
Hebrew is the language of our forebears and therefore a link to our rich past. Hebrew is also our connection to our people throughout the world, and therefore a building block for the future. It is that common thread that connects generation to generation. The goals of our Hebrew program are to enable our students to:
Although we appreciate Hebrew as a spoken and written language in today’s world – and encourage students’ desire to become equipped in modern Hebrew – our main goal is reading accuracy and fluency within a prayer-oriented curriculum. Time does not allow us to have our students become proficient in conversational Hebrew. We do, however, hope to instill in our students a desire to pursue the study of the Hebrew language.
Each grade level will highlight several key prayers within the curriculum. Students will be responsible for the content, meaning, and history of each prayer. Relevance to everyday living, from the student’s perspective, will be examined.
Jewish holidays will be studied, incorporating Hebrew vocabulary and the appropriate blessings to build upon themes and concepts sequentially in each grade level.