Jewish Life
Nursery children should be able to:

  • Establish the beginning of a Jewish identity.
  • Develop a sense of pride in being Jewish.
  • Gain information about the Jewish holidays and Shabbat.
  • Begin to understand and love prayers.
  • Learn Modeh Ani and Shema in davening.
  • Learn about taking out the Torah on Mondays and Thursdays.
  • Learn about different minhagim (Jewish customs).
  • Learn and recite brachot before eating.
  • Wash hands before eating bread.
  • Learn the first paragraph of birkat hamazon after eating bread.
  • Wear a kippah/hat (boys).
  • Light candles, say Kiddush, cut challah, and sing Shabbat songs at the Shabbat party.
  • Learn parasha stories from Breishit to the beginning of Shemot (yitziyat Mitzrayim).
  • Participate in Rosh Chodesh sing-a-long.