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.