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Grade 5 Judaica

Jewish Values, Parshat HaShevua, Israel

The objective for the Fifth Grade Judaica Curriculum is to learn the importance of becoming a righteous person and doing mitzvot.

Goals & Objectives for Each Unit:

  • Understand each topic, add layers to understanding
  • Utilize library and share stories for all topics
  • Use music and art to enhance learning
  • Connect Hebrew vocabulary to each unit
  • Understand the mitzvot covered, and learn how to actually "do them."
  • Clarify how all three topics are intertwined

Texts: The Mensch Hand book (Behrman House), Artzeinu, Handouts for Torah Study (Torah Aura Publishing), ZimZoom Magazine

Jewish Values


  • Students will learn the idea of doing mitzvot, and becoming righteous, active members of our Jewish Community.
  • Class will discover ways that they can make a difference and get involved in Jewish living every day.
  • Students will be able to describe the ideas of:
    • Derech Eretz . . . Acting in a way that is Socially Responsible and Just
    • Rodef Shalom . . . Pursuing Peace
    • Bikkur Holim . . . Visiting the Sick
    • Shmirat HaLashon . . . Guarding our Language
    • Tzedakah . . . Donating to those in need
    • Baal Tashchit. . . Do Not Waste
    • And many many more...



  • Students will understand the significance of the Jewish state
  • Discussions about the value to American Jews to have a Jewish state
  • The many different faces of the modern Israeli people
  • The different religions in Israel
  • The Land
  • The issue of trees and water
  • Israeli pen pals
  • Issues affecting the Israelis today
  • Historical, Cultural and Biblical aspects of the Country
  • Hebrew as a living language
  • Challenges facing Israel and Israelis today
  • Class will also learn and discuss Israel through film, text books, speakers, and interactive activities. School mitzvah project will reflect both these topics in a natural, integrated way.

Parshat HaShevua ... The Torah Portion of the Week


  • To find meaning in the weekly Torah Portion
  • Achieve an understanding of the Torah Cycle
  • Discover what mitzvot can be found in each Torah portion, tying it into the rest of the curriculum
  • Understanding that these stories (many of them) took place in Israel
  • Understanding of key Hebrew words and phrases

Resources for Teachers:

  • Plaut Commentary
  • JPS Hebrew/English Tanach
  • My Weekly Sidrah (Torah Aura)
  • The Torah, Portion by Portion (Torah Aura)
  • Zot HaTorah (Torah Aura)
  • Teaching Torah (A.R.E.)

Grade 5 Hebrew Curriculum

Text: Hineni 2 and/or Independent Study Packets

Goals: Continuing knowledge of prayers, including translation of key words.


  • Continue to reinforce Hebrew Reading
  • Chanting of Prayers
  • Review and Mastery of Prayers learned
  • Knowledge of Prayers needed to become Bar/t Mitzvah
  • Learn to READ and UNDERSTAND THE MAIN CONCEPTS in the following prayers using independent study packets, text books and other resources:
  • Students should be engaged with creative learning, projects, and hevruta style learning
  • Students who are in need of extra help should be identified as soon as possible, if they are not already receiving extra help.
  • Work together with co-teacher and with Judaica teacher to connect Hebrew learning to Judaica content.


  • Shema/Barchu
  • Shabbat B'rachot
  • The Four Questions
  • Torah Study
  • Mi Chamocha
  • V'shamru
  • Oseh Shalom
  • Yih'yu L'ratzon
  • Tallit Blessing
  • Chanukah Brachot
  • Shalom Rav
  • Torah Brachot


  • Full Kiddush
  • Adonai S'fatai Tiftach/Avot V'Emahot
  • G'vurot
  • Sim Shalom/Shalom Rav
  • Yotzer Or
  • Torah Brachot
  • V'ahavta

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