Judaic Studies

GRADE 9

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AVAILABLE LIMUDEI KODESH COURSES AND THEIR PREREQUISITES

CHUMASH

HRE13 Religious Studies- Locally Developed
The chumash course is taught in a four year cycle starting with Bereishis and ending with Devarim. This course is geared to training students to read, understand and translate the text. In addition to the simple translation, the students are taught to examine and analyze the text and its various mefarshim.

HRE13 Religious Studies-Locally Developed
The Halacha course is taught in a three year cycle of Shabbos, Berachos, and Kashrus. The students learn the reasons for the Halachos, how they were derived and how to apply them in practice.

NAVI

HRE13 Religious Studies- Locally Developed
The students are learning Sefer Melachim Beis with mefarshim and developing an understanding of that period of time in the history of the Jewish people.

SAFA

LYIAD Hebrew Languages Level 1
This course is designed to enable students to begin to communicate with native speakers in the Hebrew language. Students will use simple language and read age and language appropriate passages for various purposes. They will explore aspects of the culture of Israel, including religious and social customs, by participating in cultural events and activities involving both print and technological resources.

HASHKAFA

HRE13 Religious Studies-Locally Developed
This course helps the students develop a healthy Jewish self image within a secular society. The students analyze different feelings young teenagers may have in these formative years regarding themselves, their peers, and the people around them.

BEKIUS

HRE13 Religious Studies- Locally Developed
Very often children know the stories of Tanach but don’t know how all the stories connect to each other. This course enables the students to view a holistic picture of the history of the Jewish people starting from Sefer Breishis and going through Sefer Shemos until Yetzias Mitzraim. The students use time lines and are familiarized with general knowledge and various details of the events that occurred. In addition, this course goes through the different holidays as they approach and discusses the many mitzvos and ideas pertinent to the holiday.

HALICHOS BAS YISROEL

HRE13 Religious Studies-Locally Developed
In this course the students become familiar with the many Halachos applicable to a Jewish girls and women. Halachos such as Tznius, Yichud and Negiah are among the many halachos that are learned. The students learn to understand the origin of the halachos and their practical application.

BEUR TEFILLAH

HRE13 Religious Studies-Locally Developed
This course is designed to help students gain a better appreciation of the prayers. Through translating and analyzing the prayers, the students understand and connect to the prayers and their deeper meanings.

GRADE 10

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AVAILABLE LIMUDEI KODESH COURSES AND THEIR PREREQUISITES

HRE23 Religious Studies- Locally Developed
This course trains the students at many different levels to read, understand and translate the text. In addition to the simple translation, the students are taught to examine and analyze the text and its various mefarshim.

NAVI

HRE23 Religious Studies- Locally Developed
In this course the students are learning Yeshayahu. This course offers an in-depth understanding of the various nevuot, of the struggles and lifestyles of the jewish nation, and of the various prophesies told.

HALACHA

HRE23 Religious Studies-Locally Developed
The Halacha course is taught in a three year cycle of Shabbos, Berachos, and Kashrus. The students learn the reasons for the Halachos, how they were derived and how to apply them in practice.

SAFA

LYIBD Hebrew Languages Level 2
This course further enhances students’ abilities to communicate with native speakers of the Hebrew language. Students will use intermediate language and read age and language appropriate passages. They will continue to experience religious and social customs of Israel. Through activities, such as presentations, reports, debates, and seminars, students learn to work cooperatively, develop thinking and communication skills and acquire self confidence. Both print and technological resources will be used.

HASHKAFA

HRE23 Religious Studies-Locally Developed
This course proves the authenticity of Judaism using the Sefer Hakuzari as a text. The course allows the students to explore and understand the validity of the Torah and its commandments.

KESUVIM

HRE23 Religious Studies- Locally Developed
This course offers the students a keen understanding of Sefer Yonah using both the simple translation and the interpretation of the Gra.

BEKIUS

HRE23 Religious Studies-Locally Developed
This course enables the students to view a holistic picture of the history of the Jewish people starting from Sefer Breishis and going through Sefer shemos until Yetzias Mitzraim. The students use time lines and are familiarized with general knowledge and various details of the events that occurred. In addition, this course goes through the different holidays as they approach and discusses the many mitzvos and ideas pertinent to the holiday.

GRADE 11

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AVAILABLE LIMUDEI KODESH COURSES AND THEIR PREREQUISITES

CHUMASH

HRE33 Religious Studies- Locally Developed
This course continues to build the skills of the students at many different levels to read, understand and translate the text. In addition to the simple translation, the students are taught to examine and analyze the text and its various mefarshim.

NAVI

HRE33 Religious Studies- Locally Developed
The Navi course is taught in a two year cycle covering Sefer Yermiyahu and Trei Asar with mefarshim. The students learn about the role that Yermiyahu played in the Jewish nation at the time and the different Nevuot and Neviim.

HALACHA

HRE33 Religious Studies-Locally Developed
The Halacha course is taught in a three year cycle of Shabbos, Berachos, and Kashrus. The students learn the reasons for the Halachos, how they were derived and how to apply them in practice.

SAFA

LYICU Hebrew Language Level 3
This course emphasizes the further development of oral communication, reading, and writing skills in Hebrew. Students will build on and apply their knowledge of Hebrew, while exploring a variety of themes. A selection of short stories, articles, and poems serve as stepping stones to oral and written activities. Students will translate, interpret, and understand authentic texts in the Hebrew Language.

HASHKAFA

HRE33 Religious Studies-Locally Developed
This course continues along the same lines as the previous year continuing to use the Sefer Hakuzari. The course allows the students to explore and understand the validity of the Torah and its commandments.

KESUVIM

HRE33 Religious Studies- Locally Developed
This course chooses various Prakim in Tehillim. In addition to understanding the simple translation of the words, the students are offered an in depth analysis of the mystifying words of David Hamelech.

JEWISH HISTORY

HRE33 Religious Studies-Locally Developed
In this course students are taught to appreciate major historical events from the restoration of the Temple under Ezra in the sixth centuries BCE to the High Middle Ages. Topics include: Great Jews in history such as great scholars, philosophers, poets, and politicians. The course offers a picture of Jewish life in countries such as Persia, Greece, Rome, and Egypt with an emphasis on interaction with the non-Jews.

GRADE 12

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AVAILABLE LIMUDEI KODESH COURSES AND THEIR PREREQUISITES

HRE4M Religious Studies- Locally Developed
This course emphasizes critical thinking and analytical skills. Students will analyze challenging texts and be required to understand and compare many different commentators on the text. They will be encouraged to work independently so that they may enhance and strengthen their research abilities.

NAVI

HRE4M Religious Studies- Locally Developed
The Navi course is taught in a two year cycle learning Sefer Yermiyahu and Trei Asar with mefarshim. They learn about the role that Yermiyahu played in the Jewish nation at the time and the different Nevuot and Neviim.

HALACHA

HRE4M Religious Studies-Locally Developed
This Halacha course is a continuation of Hilchas Shabbos and its practical applications. The students learn how to understand the reasons for the Halachos, how they were derived and how to apply them in practice.

SAFA

LYIDU Hebrew Language Level 4

This course prepares students for University studies in Hebrew. Students will enhance their ability to use Hebrew with clarity and precision, and will develop the language skills needed to engage in sustained conversations and discussions, understand and evaluate information, read diverse materials for both study and pleasure, and write clearly and effectively. Students will also have opportunities to add to their knowledge of the culture of Israel, through use of community resources and computer technology.

HASHKAFA

HRE4M Religious Studies-Locally Developed
This course offers an in depth analysis of The Eight Chapters of the Rambam. The students read and understand the philosophical ideas found in the book and acquire a keen understanding of themselves and the world around them.

KESUVIM

HRE4M Religious Studies- Locally Developed
The main focus of this course is on building a healthy Jewish home through refining our character traits. The text used is Shlomo Hamelech’s Mishlei. Different personalities are discussed and character traits are analyzed and understood. The course offers many different tools in problem solving and communication skills that are then applied to everyday scenarios. The course offers tools in refining our character traits thereby enabling the students to grow into emotionally healthy adults who can build emotionally healthy Jewish homes.

JEWISH HISTORY

HRE4M Religious Studies-Locally Developed
In this course students are taught to appreciate major historical events from the High Middle Ages until the present. Topics include: Great Jews in history such as Biblical and Legal commentators, mystics, false messiahs, writers, philosophers, poets and politicians. Jewish life in countries from Spain to Eastern Europe is analyzed with an emphasis on the jews; interaction with non-Jews. The course addresses modern movements such as Socialism, and Zionism, and Jewish responses to modernity.