Hebrew School

Hebrew is the universal key to Jewish prayer. It unlocks a deeper connection to Judaism and God and is a part of every student’s path to becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Our dedicated teachers give students the tools they need to read Hebrew, learn key vocabulary, and understand the prayers so they can practice Judaism with meaning and purpose.

Hebrew School classes are on Wednesdays during the school year from 4:00 to 5:30. Students can be dropped off at 3:30 for a snack and some downtime in the auditorium.

Beginner Hebrew – Our first-year third and fourth grade students learn the Hebrew letters and vowels, and begin reading basic words and prayers.

Second-Year Hebrew – Students learn the prayers of Kabbalat Shabbat, the Friday evening service that welcomes Shabbat.

Third/Fourth-Year Hebrew – Students learn the prayers of Shacharit Shabbat, the Saturday Shabbat service. These are the prayers that every Bar and Bat Mitzvah recites to lead the congregation during their service. The significance of Kabbalat Shabbat and Shacharit Shabbat prayers are emphasized, as well as how these prayers can deepen our connection to God.

Fifth-Year Hebrew – This special year of a child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony, students learn the Torah service and the concluding prayers. Students also work individually with Cantor Colman to learn their Torah and Haftarah portions, and polish their prayers and public presentation skills.