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Halachah (Laws and Customs)

Students learn about the Code of Jewish Law; to live joyously and be completely immersed in the Jewish way of life.

  • Grade 1: Learn about the foods, songs, and blessings associated with all holidays; understanding of Kavod, Oneg Shabbat, Middot Tovot, Tzedakah and Gemilat Chesed; washing hands before meals and manners during mealtimes; addition of blessings made for various occasions and reasons for blessings.
  • Grade 2: Review of holiday Halachot; Halachot Bein Adam L’Chaveiro, regarding embarrassing others, Lashon Hara, revenge; order in which blessings are made; Brachot Acharonot; basics in Tefillah, why and how; Kavanah in prayer; respect towards parents, teachers, friends; Hachnasat Orchim and Bikkur Cholim.
  • Grade 3: Review of all holidays, months and dates; Tzedakah and Gemilut Chasadim; Middot- proper speech; laws pertaining to meals, tefillah and blessings; sanctity of the synagogue, Sefer Torah and holy books; sanctity of Eretz Yisrael.
  • Grade 4: All holidays in detail; addition to Middot: Humility, Anger, Honesty. Respect of Torah, Torah readings; Hilchot Tefillah and Talmud Torah; sanctity of Eretz Yisrael and mitzvot connected to the Landl Tzedakah.
  • Grade 5: Study from Shulchan Aruch; holidays; Seudah; Brachot; Lashon Hara; Rechilut; Shabbat; Ahavat Yisrael; ethical business laws.
  • Grade 6: Dinim covered in Shulchan Aruch and Halichot Yisrael Vol. 1: Talmud Torah; Netilat Yadayim; Birchat HaMazon; respect to elders.
  • Grades 7 & 8: Shabbat and Yom Tov; Rosh Chodesh; Mezuzah; Kashrut; Torah reading; Kiddush Levanah; Tzitzit, Teffilin (boys); study in Shulchan Aruch; Halichot Yisrael II.