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Posner JEM Religious School

Teaching Jewish Knowledge — Formal learning

Our formal learning is mostly virtual, but we plan on engaging our students through lots of music, interactive games, and cool activities in a time frame that won’t add to virtual fatigue. School Material which may include books, projects and supplies will be distributed quarterly to go along with virtual lessons.

Pre-K & K

Sundays for about 30 minutes

  • Music with a song leader
  • Introduction to Hebrew letters through yoga and movement
  • Story time focused on bible stories and holidays
  • Craft or activity related to story time topic

Grades 1 & 2

Sundays for about 1 hour

  • Music and prayer with a song leader
  • Game based Hebrew letter practice and recognition
  • Judaic content: bible stories, holidays and ritual items and Jewish values through storytelling, visual presentations and student participation
  • Craft or activity related to Jewish topic

B’nei Mitzvah Track: Grades 3, 4, 5, & 6

Sundays for about 1.5 hours

  • T’filah with a song leader
  • Prayer concepts and comprehension
  • 3 & 4th Grade Judiac content includes life cycle events, Israel, social action and holidays
  • 5th & 6th Grade Judaic content includes rituals, traditions, social action and holidays

1-on-1 weekly Hebrew Tutoring during the week

  • In the evenings based on your availability
  • 20-minute sessions
  • Curriculum based on student’s current Hebrew language knowledge

Grade 7

Sundays for about 1.5 hours

  • T’filah with song leader
  • Judaic content includes history and Holocaust, Justice and Jewish Ethics, Israel, & Leadership

Grades 8 & 9

Weeknights, 2x a month for 1 hour

  • Current events through a Jewish lens

Confirmation: Grade 10

Monthly meetings with Rabbi

  • Learn to be a Jewish leader and advocate
  • L’taken Confirmation trip (virtually or in-person if able)

Electives: for Grades 8-12

Opt-in learning, one night a week for 1 hour

  • 6-8 weeklong courses offered consecutively
  • Topics: Conversational Hebrew, Jewish influence in Pop Culture


Nina Pachino
Director of Youth Education and B’nei Mitzvah Concierge
(443) 278-9347

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Wed, April 14 2021 2 Iyar 5781