Shaare Emeth Religious School’s 2nd Grade Program:
Strengthening a Love of Jewish Learning
Building on the JQuest experience, our 2nd Grade students attend on Sunday mornings and participate in an age-appropriate experience of independent Jewish learning with their friends and teachers. Their class-based learning includes developmentally appropriate introductions to Jewish stories, rituals, and synagogue life. They are also introduced to the basics of Hebrew language through the Alef-Bet, the Hebrew alphabet.
They express themselves through music, art, and movement and start their Jewish journeys with old and new friends. 2nd Grade provides an introduction to theology with our God Talk curriculum. We provide a developmentally appropriate introduction to big questions about God and spirituality that address the wonderings and imagination of young minds.
Our teachers help create a class community where curiosity is fostered and where creative questions about life and Jewish ideas are encouraged. Annual family programs invite parents into the classroom and give them the opportunity to learn alongside their children.