Machar

Tots-6th Grade

Our Tots class (Gan Kitan) for ages 2 and 3 exposes children to aspects of Jewish culture through storytelling, arts and crafts, music, and other age-appropriate activities.

Pre K/Kindergarten (Kita Aleph) teaches increased awareness of oneself as a Jewish child, offering an introduction to the Jewish calendar, holidays and the Hebrew and Yiddish languages.

MACHAR PRE K/KINDERGARTEN CURRICULUM PDF*

First & Second Grade (Kita Bet, Kita Gimmel) introduces the basic values of Secular Humanistic Judaism.  Stories and characters from the Bible, secular Jewish literature and non-Jewish literature, are used to illustrate various values and ways of being in the world.  We explore what it means to be a member of many communities.

MACHAR FIRST & SECOND GRADE CURRICULUM PDF*

Third Grade (Kita Dalet) uses Ancient Jewish history to illustrate Secular/Humanist values that have been presented in previous grades through holidays and family stories.  In the third grade, the curriculum follows history chronologically for the first time.

MACHAR THIRD GRADE CURRICULUM PDF*

Fourth Grade (Kita Hey) focuses on shtetl life in Eastern Europe between 1800 and 1930 and Jewish life in the United States from 1880 to the present. Students explore why so many Ashkenazi Jews came to the United States at the turn of the century, and how they contributed to American culture.

MACHAR FOURTH GRADE CURRICULUM PDF*

Fifth Grade (Kita Vav) focuses on Jewish life in Eastern and Western Europe, responses to anti-Semitism, and new ideas about individual equality.  Students learn about the history of Zionism, the creation of Israel, and about contemporary life in Israel.

MACHAR FIFTH GRADE CURRICULUM PDF*

Sixth Grade (Kita Zion) has four primary components: the Holocaust and World War II, American apartheid, comparative religion, and comparative Judaism.

 MACHAR SIXTH GRADE CURRICULUM PDF*

*Please discuss the current curriculum with the Director of the Jewish Cultural School as it is updated internally every year.