Primary School – Grades K-2

Primary School Schedule
Sunday       9:00am – 11:25am


Goals of the Primary School Program
During the foundational years of Religious School, the goals of the TBT Religious School program is to instill a love of Judaism in our youngest students! Students spend these years learning through art, music, and play. Each week, students begin the day with either Art or Library and then return to their classrooms for grade level learning. All three grades conclude the day together in the Sanctuary for music, where they learn fun songs and basic prayers through t’filah b’shira or prayer in song.


K-1st- Everyday Judaism
Kindergarten and first grade students are introduced to Jewish aspects of everyday life using art, music, poetry, and any number of fun activities to help them connect to being Jewish, even at this early age. They are also introduced to Jewish holidays with a special focus on Shabbat. Finally, students are exposed to basic Hebrew vocabulary, including Shabbat and holiday blessings.


2nd Grade- Torah & Synagogue
Second grade is all about Torah and the synagogue! Each class, students will learn about that week’s Torah portion to begin to learn about biblical stories and characters. Students will also spend time learning about the people, places, and objects in Temple B’nai Torah, while getting to compare and contrast these different aspects of our synagogue with those of other congregations around New York, the United States, and the world. Students will also be regularly exposed to the Hebrew aleph-bet, learning a new letter each week to get them ready to learn to read and write in third grade!

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