Hebrew School Curriculum
Meet our 2023-24 Faculty
Tamid’s faculty includes professional educators and youth leaders to create a wonderful mix of great Jewish learning in a fun and positive environment. Pictured above in the group image from top left: Leo Wilchfort, Chesney Polis, Christina Broussard (director), Jasper Stoch, Eli Kaufman, Adrian Levine, Lola Tretter, Gwen Kaufman, and Caleb Cuti. We love our students!
Kindergarden and 1st Grade: Hiney Mah Tov! is our custom made Jewish music, arts and story time curriculum for children that offers a fun introduction to Judaism. Students sing shabbat and holiday songs, hear stories about Jewish values and history, innovate with art and cooking, and begin to learn the joy of Judaism.
2nd-5th Grade: A “Mini-Seminar” curriculum. Students engage in mini-seminars throughout the year with holiday focused sessions at Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Hanukah, Purim, and Passover. Each session includes Judaica, Hebrew, and prayer learning!
6th Grade: Pre- Mitzvah Class focused on Jewish Prayer
Our Pre-Mitzvah program focuses prayer learning and the music of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony as students begin the intensive learning process towards their ceremony. Pre-requisite is knowing how to identify and sound out the Hebrew letters.
7th Grade: Bar and Bat Mitzvah Program focused on Jewish Ethics
Students meet once per week for advanced training in the Mitzvah and Ethics Curriculum, are asked to 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 – 12th Mitzvah Corps (in person only)
Hebrew High for post B’nai Mitzvah students meets for dinner and elective study/discussion with friends and Tamid faculty. Students discuss topics which are focused on community service issues facing the evolving Jewish teen.
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, students prepare and deliver food to the homeless. Read more . . .