The New Schedule for Sundays beginning in the Fall of 2019 is as follows:
Individualized Hebrew School for Aleph-Dalet Students
|9:30am-12:00pm||Religious School for K4-7th Grade|
|11:00am-12:00pm||Pre-Confirmation Class for 8th-9th Grade|
Confirmation Class for 10th Grade (or for any 11th or 12th graders who wish to participate in Confirmation and have not been able to as of yet)
In 7th, 8th and 9th grade, students will be enrolled in core and elective courses. Participation in Mitzvah Day, Yom HaShoah, Yom Ha’azmaut and field trips are part of the Chai School program. Core courses include Tikkun Olam, Comparative Judaism, Comparative Religion, Ethics, Jewish History. Elective classes include the arts, cooking, culture, contemporary Israel, current events, hot button issues, Jewish Milwaukee and Shoah (Holocaust) studies.
Confirmation for 10th graders consists of class study, students engage in mitzvah projects and have the opportunity to participate in a class trip. This year's trip will be to New York City and is certainly a highlight of the year.
Students in 11th and 12th grades can continue their study following Confirmation. They will meet with one of the rabbis and other guest speakers approximately once or twice a month. The program includes dinner with one of the Rabbis and influential Milwaukee leaders. Post confirmation students will also have the opportunity to participate in the confirmation trip.
The goal of our Hebrew curriculum is to provide students with the tools necessary to read and understand the meaning of the prayers in our liturgy and to provide a taste of the living language of Hebrew. We place emphasis on general Hebrew reading fluency in an effort to obtain a mastery of prayer reading. Students will also be introduced to some Modern Hebrew in an effort to provide a link to the modern language of the Jewish people.
In accordance with Congregation Shalom policy, four complete years of Hebrew school or its equivalent, along with concurrent enrollment in religious school, is required prior to becoming a bar/bat mitzvah. At Congregation Shalom, our formal Hebrew School program begins with our Aleph program (3rd grade) and continues through our Dalet program (6th grade). Level of study is based on performance and grade levels.
|Aleph||First Year||Grade 3; ages 7, 8 & 9|
|Bet||Second Year||Grade 4; ages 8, 9 & 10|
|Gimel||Third Year||Grade 5; ages 9, 10 & 11|
|Dalet||Fourth Year||Grade 6; ages 10, 11 & 12|
|Intensive Hebrew||For students requiring more individualized instruction.|
Students in Aleph - Dalet attend Hebrew School one day a week for two hours on either Tuesday or Wednesday (4:15 – 6:15 p.m.) or on Sundays for 1 hour from 8:15 to 9:15 am.