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Yom Shabbat, 9 Av 5778

Mitzvot, The Bible, and The Alef-Bet

The objectives of the Nursery – Grade 2 curricula are to infuse a love of being Jewish in a creative, hands-on, environment which brings the topics to life in an age-appropriate way.

Texts: Let's discover the Bible, Let's Discover the Alef-Bet, BJL Mitzvot


  • Using the texts in the "Let's Discover" Series by Behrman House, students will be establishing their own "mini-library" of Jewish topics.
  • Students will understand the idea of mitzvot and be encouraged to perform Mitzvot and discuss.
  • This class will learn bible stories, and understand that they come from our Torah. Students will learn the lessons behind the stories, and become familiar with our Patriarchs and Matriarchs.
  • Students will continue to be introduced to the Alef Bet, and begin to understand the building blocks of the Hebrew language.
  • Hebrew is integrated into the curriculum and used in an authentic way to demonstrate concepts, teach blessings, and introduce the mitzvot.
  • Blessings will be practiced weekly, and as the students learn new letters, they will be encouraged to find these in the blessings.
  • Music, art and creative, interactive learning will engage the second graders and involve them in holistic learning designed to help them pursue enduring understanding at an appropriate level.


  • Feeding the Hungry
  • Tzedakah
  • Visiting the Sick
  • Keeping the Earth
  • Derech Eretz
  • Welcoming Guests
  • Guarding your Tongue
  • Talmud Torah


  • Shema
  • Barchu
  • Motzi
  • short kiddush
  • Borei P'ree Ha'Aitz
  • Shabbat candle blessing
  • Chanukah blessings
  • Oseh Shalom
  • Shehecheyanu
  • The Four Questions

5779 (2018-2019) On-line Religious School Registration

We look forward to welcoming our students back for September!

Religious School Enrollment Form

Madrichim (Teen Aide) Application (optional)

If you have any questions about school registration, please contact Brad at brad@RTRny.org or 845-358-2248, ext 107

If you have any questions about the online process, please do not hesitate to contact Jolie Levy at jolie@RTRny.org or 845-358-2248, ext 100

Religious School Calendar


08.02.2018 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm


08.28.2018 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


09.16.2018 9:00 am - 11:30 am


09.16.2018 9:30 am - 10:30 am