Curriculum Content: Eight Grade
Sacred text: Introduction to Rabbinic Texts - Hebrew: Basic Modern Hebrew Conversation -Prayer, God, and Spirituality: Weekday Minyan Prayers. Methods for Spiritual Seeking - Jewish Calendar: Focus on Israeli Holidays. Yom Ha’atzmaut, Yom Hazikaron, Yom HaShoah. Differences in American and Israeli Holiday Practices - History: Mishna to Modernity (Including Anti-Semitism & Holocaust) - Israel: Advocacy Skills - Mitzvot and Values: Sex & Sexuality, Being an Upstander - Contemporary Jewish Life: Denominations. USY.