At the Merrick Jewish Centre we involve our students in learning and living Judaism. Our dynamic, innovative Hebrew school engages our students. Knowledge and love of Jewish life and living is our goal. We want our students to become lifelong learners and active members in the Jewish community.
“Tell me and I forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I understand." -- Chinese proverb
Gan (kindergarten and first graders):
Our pre-Aleph class is for kindergarteners and first graders. We focus on the joys of Jewish life through song, dance, arts, crafts and knowledge with a two year curriculum. Our creative teachers teach through experience and joy. From the children “naming” their own “babies” to a giant Jewish wedding, to leading the beginning of the Friday night service, the pre-Aleph children are engaged from the moment they walk into the room!
Bet through Vav (second through sixth graders):
Our Bet through Vav classes have two simultaneous goals: the first is to enable our students to walk into any synagogue and participate with knowledge, comfort and enjoyment and to read Hebrew beautifully. The second, and equally important goal, is to connect them with Jewish life, with warmth and love, encouraging them to be active, engaged adults in the American Jewish community.
Our curriculum involves experiential learning in Torah, Hebrew language, reading and prayer, Israel, Jewish values and history as well as song! We integrate our learning with action in our weekend mitzvah activities for each grade (approximately five times a year) and our amazing Shabbat Alive! young person’s service that takes place each Shabbat morning and holiday.
For more information, contact the Merrick Jewish Centre Hebrew School office: 516 378-8384