First Grade Curriculum

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


Holidays and Symbols

  • Focus on Chanukah and Tu B’Shevat
  • Jewish home and home symbols

Prayer and God

  • God
  • Wonders of nature
  • The Sh’ma

Jewish Values

  • Tzedakah


  • Simple Hebrew greetings
  • Singing in Hebrew
  • Holiday blessings
  • The Sh’ma
  • Four Questions

Jewish Customs and Practices

  • God and nature

Bible and History

  • Jerusalem
  • The Story of the Maccabees
  • Weekly Torah portion


  • Basic geography
  • Israeli childhood
  • Focus on Jerusalem

Art and Culture

  • 2018-19: History through the arts

Tolerance and Diversity

  • Characteristics and diversity of Jewish families
  • Religious tolerance taught with the Chanukah story
  • Mitzvot of Bikur Cholim, Gemilut Chesed, and B’tzelem Elohim