2017-18 Program

Whatever your child’s age or background in Jewish education, we welcome them and hope to see them in one of our classes or tutorials.

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Kindergarten – 1st Graders:  Our arts, music, and story based K-1 program is designed to engage your child with the fun, joy, and happiness of Jewish culture, holidays, and food. Class will meet on Wednesday afternoon from 3:45 to 5 PM (optional drop off fun begins at 3:15 for the early-birds).

2nd – 5th Graders: A “Mini-Seminar” based curriculum. Tamid is focused on depth of learning and experience. Students meet once per week from 3:30 to 5:30 and engage in five-week mini-seminars with holiday focused sessions at Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Hanukah, Purim, and Passover. Our 2016-17 seminar topics include: Jewish Lifecycle Events, Tikkun Olam + Mitzvot, Jewish History – Biblical & Ancient Times, and The Land and People of Israel Today.

6th Grade: Pre- Mitzvah Class focused on Jewish Prayer
Students meet once per week from 4:30-6 PM and are encouraged to attend five Tamid Shabbat Evening services, three field trips, and a weekend overnight. The curriculum focuses primarily on prayer learning and the music of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony. Pre-requisite is having earned the Hebrew Pin (Hebrew letter and sound mastery).

7th Grade: Bar and Bat Mitzvah Program focused on Jewish Ethics
Students meet once per week from 4:30-6 PM encouraged to attend seven Tamid Shabbat Evening services, complete the Mitzvah and Ethics Curriculum, complete the Mitzvah Checklist, and do their individual Mitzvah Project. Pre-requisite is having earned the Tefila Pin (knowledge of the content of the 6th Grade curriculum or the equivalent). Read More . .

8th-11th Graders: Hebrew High School
Hebrew High for post B’nai Mitzvah meets ON MONDAY from 6:00 to 7:30 for dinner and elective study/discussion with the rabbis. Students choose their electives on eight week cycles and topics are focused on issues facing the evolving Jewish teen. The approach is sophisticated but casual.

All Teen-Agers: Downtown Hunger Action Project
DHAP – The Downtown Hunger Action Project meets one Saturday night each month for dinner, study/discussion of Jewish ethics with a focus on “Faith Formation through community Service.” Following dinner and discussion with peers from Tamid and The New Shul, students prepare and deliver food to the homeless. Read more . . .

Hebrew and Prayer Competency
Reading for prayer intensives begins in 2nd grade and students will be guided by teachers to learn the letters, sounds, and how to read. Tamid uses the Behrman House Hebrew e-learning program allowing students to progress at their own pace, at school and at home through several levels over many years of learning.

Small Groups and Private-at-home Sessions
When class times conflict with your child’s lifestyle, we want to support your learning needs and have a wide range of private tutors who can bring our curriculum into your home. Please contact Christina Broussard to explore these options: cbroussard@tamidnyc.org

Jacob’s Ladder: Tamid’s Achievement Program
We have developed the first Hebrew School “badge of accomplishment” structure which we call Jacob’s Ladder. Students work towards earning pins by accomplish great things in the following areas: prayer, Hebrew, community service, and Jewish ethics. Learn more about Jacob’s Ladder and how it works.

Shabbat and Holiday Celebrations
Students are strongly encouraged to attend Tamid Community monthly Shabbat services with their friends and families to reinforce the living experience of Judaism (6-7:15 PM one Friday night per month at the 9/11 Chapel in Lower Manhattan).

Tamid Walking Club – Pick up from PS 234 + PS 276
For an additional fee ($150), Tamid teachers will pick up your children from neighborhood schools PS 234 + PS 276 + Spruce Street.

Meet with a member of our Faculty
We would love to meet you, answer any questions you may have about Tamid, and welcome you to visit a class. Please send an email to school@tamidnyc.org. Thank you!

Tuition and Enrollment 2015-16
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