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Anaf (Branch) 
Grades 4 & 5

What is it we hope our children and their families will gain from the Religious School experience? How will it influence our community, both now and in the future?  Our VIRTUAL Eitz Chaim Sunday Program will offer our Anaf (Tree Branch) students in grades 4 and 5 the information and skills to realize Reform Jewish ideals and values in their daily lives. Our curriculum will enable our students’ entrée into the continuing study of Jewish texts, history, holidays, life cycle, culture and values. Engaging our children and families through virtual experiential learning is a fundamental tenet of our Eitz Chaim philosophy.  Our learners will be involved in a curriculum which emphasizes GOD, TORAH, G’MILUT HASADIM, ISRAEL and HEBREW and will empower them to lovingly embrace Judaism.

The school year will be divided into trimesters of eight weeks and each trimester will be framed by a big topic of God & Spirituality, Torah or Am Yisrael. Children will be grouped in same age classes with a team of Jewish Learning Guides (teachers) and two Madrichim (teen aides).  Students and Parents will also participate in family education programs, Shabbat Rishon Services and other special occasions during the year as COVID-19 restrictions permit.

We are committed to Jewish learning that is relevant, inspirational, and transformative.  Our school aims to provide our students and their families with the tools to meaningfully participate in the Jewish community, with pride in their Jewish heritage, and with the awareness that their actions will shape the future of the Jewish people.

We know that successful Jewish learning environments are built upon a culture of excellence where teachers share their expertise and wisdom and students take responsibility for their own learning and success. We expect our staff to provide the sense of caring and concern that enables our students to support one another and challenge themselves to grow as individuals.  We model the thoughtfulness and mutual respect that we seek to promote in our students.

Anaf (Branch)
Grades 4/5

One Hour Hebrew Class for Anaf Either Sunday, Tuesday Or Wednesday
Family Education Programs 8:45 am - 11:15 am


Hebrew Program

A required program for grades 4 – 6, students attend virtual classes either Sunday (Grades 4 & 5), Tuesday (Grades 4 & 5), or Wednesday (Grades 4 - 6) for Hebrew instruction.   Small classes and creative programming are hallmarks of our program.  Rooted in music, Hebrew in Harmony encourages students to create meaning from personal prayer and make emotional connections through communal prayer. The flowing words help students learn Hebrew through the music! Our self-paced and child-centered approach allows each student to achieve according to their own ability and teachers are able to adjust the program according to each child’s abilities. For more information, check out Hebrew In Harmony

Wed, October 21 2020 3 Cheshvan 5781