Fifth Grade Curriculum

Welcome to our fifth grade class at Beit Sefer Shalom! Your child will attend school on Sundays from 9:00am-12:00pm and Wednesday from 4:30pm-6:30pm. Like all of our classrooms, the fifth grade curriculum is customized for this age group and organized into the core areas of Jewish education listed below.


Holidays and Symbols

  • Focus on Sukkot and Simchat Torah
  • Holiday worship and blessings

Prayer and God

  • The nature of prayer: Sh’ma, Amidah, Kiddush
  • Review of blessings for holiday worship

Jewish Values

  • The Jewish community


  • Review of blessings
  • The Sh’ma, Amidah, Kiddush
  • More common phrases
  • Cursive writing

Jewish Customs and Practices

  • Life cycle events: circumcision and naming, consecration, bar/bat mitzvah, marriage, and death
  • The Jewish calendar

Bible and History

  • Sukkot in the Bible: Exodus 23: 14-16, Leviticus 23: 39-42


  • Current events
  • Geography
  • Focus on Bnei Brak

Art and Culture

  • 2018-19: History through the arts

Tolerance and Diversity

  • Teaching dignity and respect of elders, Bikur Cholim
  • Understanding Judaism and the structure of the Jewish community
  • Create a family tapestry