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Fifth Grade
In the study of holidays, students will be immersed in the
significance of each observance using original text from the
prayer book. They will explore, in-depth, a variety of
interpretations (midrash) and learn cultural expressions. 
The prayers learned previously will be reviewed and
students will be introduced to the Avot v’Imahot and G’vurot. 
In Bible and History studies, students will focus on the Book
of Judges and learn about the main figures of the Jewish nation, such as Theodore Herzl, Ben Gurion, and Eliezer Ben-Yehudah. 
This year, we will focus on the Jewish value of building community (Tikun Kehilah) by participating in a special project benefiting the TAS community. They will also study what it means to pray from the heart (l’Yun T’filah). 
In Hebrew study, students will practice reading the texts from the prayer books fluently and will continue learning to read and write cursive letters. In conversational Hebrew, we will reinforce sentence structure (nouns, verbs, adjectives, infinitives, and prepositions), and speaking in simple sentences about ourselves and families.  We will also learn the days of the week and our daily schedule. The students will practice dialogue to attain more functionality in the language. 
Jewish practices and customs include biblical and modern months of the year and days of the week.  
Israel studies will include a review of geography and the countries with whom Israel shares a border. The students will also learn about San Diego’s sister city, Sha-ar HaNegev. Current events and news will also be discussed. 

Fifth Grade

Holidays and Symbols
  • Holiday Cultural Expressions
Prayer and God
  • The Nature of Prayer
  • REVIEW: Shema, Barchu, Shabbat Blessings, Chanukah Blessings, Four Questions,
                                 Oseh Shalom, Adon Olam, Ma Tovu, Yotzeir Or, Sim Shalom, V’ahavata
  • Avot
  • G’vurot
Jewish Values
  • Tikun Kehilah (Building Community)
  • I’Yun T’filah (Devotion in Prayer)
  • Writing/Speaking Stories
  • General vocabulary, Common phrases
  • Cursive Writing
Jewish Customs and Practices
  • The Jewish Calendar: Biblical/Rabbinic/Modern
Bible and History
  • Early Israelite History
  • Judges
  • Current Events
  • Geography / Sha-ar HaNegev



Fri, April 12 2024 4 Nisan 5784