Judaic Studies

The Judaic Studies program at the Ramaz Lower School is a spiral program of skills and content, based on the Jewish year. Our goal is to increase the proficiency of both spoken and written Hebrew. We believe that the best way to achieve this is by following the natural path of language development as much as possible. To that end, the school day is divided into two equal parts: General studies conducted in English, and Judaic studies -- including Hebrew language arts -- conducted only in Hebrew. This division provides our students with maximal exposure to spoken and written Hebrew during the school day, both during formal teaching times and during implicit teaching (assemblies, daily conversations, etc.). In accordance with the Ramaz teaching model, we work in small groups. Learning Hebrew is done in two main tiers:

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