The Mothers and Fathers of the Jewish People
2nd grade students enter our Shivat Ha-Minim (Seven Species) system which provides them with a communal identity for the next seven years as they continue through our elementary and middle school learning programs.
In our weekly sessions, we meet the avot v'imahot, the mothers and fathers who appear in B'reishit, the Book of Genesis in the Torah. We follow Abraham on his epic journey, receive hospitality in the tent of Abraham and Sarah, make the stew that Jacob served his brother Esau, and bring to life other important stories from the Torah. We use these stories to explore the moral and ethical teachings and mitzvot that inspire our contemporary Jewish lives and to help us find our place in the Jewish Family. We also introduce Hebrew letters and vocabulary throught interactive games and study.
2nd grade meets on Sundays, 9:30 am - noon. Parents join their children for Opening Circle from 9:30 - 10:00.
There are two Mishpacha Days during the year when parents join us for a morning of learning with their second grade children.
Tuition: $1050 for Etz Chayim members, $1250 for all others.