Jewish Life
Pre-K children should be able to:
  • Develop a Jewish identity.
  • Develop a sense of pride in being Jewish.
  • Gain a love of Israel.
  • Learn about the Jewish holidays and Shabbat.
  • Gain an understanding and love of prayers.
  • Learn about different minhagim (Jewish customs).
  • Learn and recite Brachot before eating.
  • Wash hands before eating bread.
  • Recite birkat hamazon after eating (first paragraph, Nodeh, and Oseh Shalom).
  • Wear kippot/hats (boys).
  • Wear tzizit (boys).
  • Learn the following tefillot: Modeh Ani, Reishit Chachma, bracha on Tzizit, Ma Tovu, Shma, Torah, Adon Olam.
  • Light candles, say Kiddush, cut challah, and sing Shabbat songs at the Shabbat party.
  • Learn parashah stories from Breishit to the beginning of Shemot (Yitziyat Mitzrayim).
  • Participate in Rosh Chodesh sing-a-long.