犹太人的生活 & 学习

& 学习

犹太人的生活 & 学习

犹太人的生活 和 学习 at Rodeph Sholom School is rooted in tradition, 身份, 道德, 批判性思维, 并以知情选择为指导, 改革犹太教的核心原则. 像这样, our students graduate with a strong foundation of Jewish knowledge that enables them to embrace their 身份, 包括他们的犹太人身份. 犹太人的生活 & 学习 is woven into the fabric of the entire school 社区 through the traditions we honor, 我们信奉的价值观, 以及我们在个人行为中践行的成人礼.


Study of a second language at an early age is shown to bolster critical thinking 和 problem solving skills, as well as enriching student underst和ing of the 多样性 that exists in the world. The study of Hebrew at Rodeph Sholom School in particular fosters in our students a deeper connection to Jewish communities in 以色列 和 throughout the world, 过去和现在. It also makes the Jewish bookshelf more accessible 和 keeps the language alive for future generations.


Our 犹太研究 classes ask students to take part in a long tradition of intentional reading, 质疑, 分析, 以及犹太文本和思想的讨论. 我们挑战学生去解决大问题, benefiting reading comprehension 和 interpretations of all kinds of texts 和 literature. 学生们学习犹太历史的广度, 塔纳赫及其解释, 和犹太节日. 通过我们每周的安息日和节日庆祝活动, students take part in traditions that connect them to Jewish heritage, 勾勒时间的流逝, 丰富他们的生活. Tefillah为个人反思提供了机会, 公共集会, 体验犹太仪式的美和理性. 综上所述, these traditions – old 和 contemporary – help create a blueprint for our students to be their best selves now 和 in the future.


Our service learning program is rooted in the Jewish tradition that study leads to action 和 compels us towards a lifelong responsibility to our communities 和 the world at large. Through the responsibility outlined in Jewish tradition, students engage in tzedek -公平和正义. This framework is put into action as all of our students engage in a variety of service learning projects throughout their Rodeph Sholom School journey.


一名学生在罗迪夫·肖洛姆学校的求学之旅, they learn about the centrality of 以色列 – both historic 和 contemporary – to the Jewish 人 worldwide. Students explore the relationships 和 connections between the Jewish 人 和 the L和 of 以色列 (Eretz Yisrael) over time 和 how this relationship is expressed in tefillah, chagim, 仪式, 和一下. Students learn about the significance of 以色列 in Judaism 和 Jewish culture 和 the sacred place of 以色列 in Judaism 和 Jewish 人hood. 此外, 他们开始明白,确实存在, 并且一直, 范围广泛的土地关系, 人, 和 contemporary State of 以色列 as they consider 和 reflect on the ways in which they articulate for themselves what their relationship with 以色列 looks like 和 how they feel about 以色列. 

以色列 education at Rodeph Sholom School primarily takes place in Hebrew 和 犹太研究 classes as well as part of informal educational programs. Students also learn about 以色列i culture 和 the 多样性 that comprises the fabric of 以色列i 社会 including the various Jewish 和 non-Jewish groups. Students learn about some of the different ethnic 和 religious minorities who live in 以色列, especially those which students will encounter on the 以色列 trip. 学生们学习以色列文化, consider historic 和 contemporary expressions of in 犹太研究 class, 庆祝Yom Ha 'Atzmaut(以色列独立日).

In preparation for the Eighth Grade 以色列 Trip students examine the history, 多样性, 和 culture of the State of 以色列 from the early 20th century to today. This course dovetails the 8th Grade 犹太研究 curriculum by building on their knowledge of late 19th 和 early 20th-century Jewish history as it relates to Zionism, 以色列国的建立, 和 its current importance 和 centrality of 以色列 in Jewish 人hood.


The 八年级以色列之旅 is the capstone experience for our students, 将不同的课程整合在一起, 将犹太人的故事整合起来, 道德与价值观的实时传递, 对当代以色列及其人民的真实探索. 学生们认为以色列是一个欣欣向荣的国家, 希伯来语说话, 犹太国家, 欣赏以色列及其公民的多样性, 体验并享受以色列文化, 社会, 和历史. Students engage in meaningful service-learning projects while in 以色列 和 meet with 以色列i peers. The 以色列 experience cements their 身份 as a class 和 asks them to ponder their responsibilities as Reform Jews when they leave Rodeph Sholom School 和 go forward to area high schools, 和, 事实上, 他们的余生.


Tefillah at Rodeph Sholom School provides a weekly opportunity for individual reflection, 公共集成, 体验犹太仪式的美和逻辑. Our tefillah program provides a vehicle for expressing gratitude, 希望, 和 dreams of what could be 和 allows students with the opportunity to connect the self, 社区, 和上帝. 

Students learn the necessary skills to become active participants in tefillah, 担当领导角色, 和 feel comfortable 和 confident expressing their reflections.  Students in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade take part in a weekly Kabbalat Shabbat experience. Kabbalat Shabbat offers students the opportunity to connect the weekly Torah parsha 和 Jewish values as they reflect on the previous week, 展望安息日, 并将其与当前事件联系起来. 


犹太节日的年度循环固定了学年. Students experience the cycle of Jewish holidays on both personal 和 communal levels. In 犹太研究 和 Hebrew classes students learn about Jewish holidays, 它们的起源, 海关, 和传统, 法律和解释. Students explore the 多样性 和 commonalities from around the Jewish world, 包括食品, 问候, 海关, 和礼仪. 作为一个社区,我们一起庆祝犹太节日.