Shir Tikvah Hebrew/Sunday School

We at Shir Tikvah are excited to offer a new program for children and families that will be creative, innovative and meaningful. Our goals will include:

  1. Educate and prepare for the bar/bat mitzvah

  2.  Understand and practice Jewish values

  3. Develop a knowledge of basic Jewish literacy.

  4.  Prepare for life as a Jew in the modern world.

Sunday School students surveyed their parents to find out how their Hebrew names continue l’ dor v’ dor, and then researched their names in the Jewish Encyclopedia, resulting in matriarchs, prophets, and an angel. They continued their study of Jewish life events with one in which they will be participating in the future: Bar and Bat Mitzvahs.

Teacher Carole Fefferman reports: This winter our Hebrew students are focusing on the prayer, “Modim Anachnu Lach.” As this prayer contains many difficult words, we spend each class with 3 words of the day; pronouncing them, writing them, and playing games with them. Last week we played a board game with dice and a poster containing 48 common prayer book words.

Our goal for the year is that the children increase their familiarity with sight words, and increase their confidence in sounding out other words. Feel free to visit the class at any time.

Sunday School

November 3, 10, 17
December 8, 15
January 12, 26
February 9, 23
March 8, 15 (Homewood Spring Break is March 23-27)
April 5, 19  (Pesach is April 9-16)
May 3, 17  (Homewood school ends May 21)
May 31st will probably be Confirmation.

Wednesday Hebrew Class

November 13, 20
December 4, 11, 18
January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 4, 11, 18   (Homewood Spring Break is March 23-27)
April 1, 22, 29  (April 8 is erev and 15 is during Pesach)
May 6, 13  (Homewood school ends May 21)