Hebrew Curriculum: Loshon Ivrit

Effective Hebrew-language instruction is another key component, as that is the key language spoken by Jews throughout the world. The school's Hebrew instructors carry certification from Israel to teach the language. They teach Hebrew in the context of modern-day conversation so that students can learn how their contemporaries in Israel speak. The structure and vocabulary of the language is part of an immersion-based method, so that students do not memorize by rote but instead learn to converse so that their knowledge is ingrained in their minds.Fluency in Hebrew is also a key trait of our middle-school students. Our eighth-grade students are fluent in conversational, modern-day Hebrew.

 All Jewish schools teach the Hebrew language. We pray in Lashon Hakodesh, it is the language of our sacred texts and the tremendous body of Jewish knowledge. All children should be reading with a degree of fluency and accuracy by the end of first grade. They should all learn to write Hebrew simultaneously.

Children, in the early grades, should be able to write a simple grammatically correct sentence in Hebrew. Their writing should become more complex as they develop more proficiency in the middle grades.They should be able to distinguish the tenses and genders, and conjugate simple verbs and nouns correctly by middle school. By then, writing a short composition or poem should be a developing skill. Conversational Hebrew starts with our 2 year olds and continues through middle school.  When our students travel to Israel, they can converse with confidence.