Second Grade Curriculum

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


Holidays and Symbols

  • Focus on Shabbat
  • Holidays and symbols in the synagogue

Prayer and God

  • Nature of prayer
  • Communal worship

Jewish Values

  • Jewish values in stories and legends


  • Hebrew greetings and common phrases
  • Hebrew letter recognition
  • Four Questions

Jewish Customs and Practices

  • Prayer
  • Communal worship

Bible and History

  • Bible heroes and heroines (Genesis)
  • The story of Esther


  • Basic geography continued
  • Israeli childhood continued
  • Focus on Haifa

Art and Culture

  • 2018-19: History through the arts

Tolerance and Diversity

  • Examples of religious conformity and non-conformity through Jewish history and in children’s lives
  • Hachnasat orchim taught through story of Abraham angels/Shabbat