Seventh Grade Curriculum

Welcome to our seventh grade class at Beit Sefer Shalom! Your child will attend school on Wednesdays, combined with eighth graders, from 4:30am-6:30pm. Like all of our classrooms, the seventh grade curriculum is customized for this age group and organized into the core areas of Jewish education listed below.

Seventh graders are also invited to join our Madrichim program. As a Junior Madrich, your child can begin to develop their leadership skills in the Jewish community by serving as a student aide.


Holidays and Symbols

  • Focus on Shabbat concepts
  • Shabbat and God

Prayer and God

  • God and spirituality

Jewish Values

  • Burial and mourning practices
  • Ethical dilemmas and wills


  • Pre-B’nai Mitzvah: Trope
  • Post-B’nai Mitzvah: Conversational Hebrew

Jewish Customs and Practices

  • God
  • Death, burial and mourning practices

Bible and History

  • Ancient times to the Golden Age in Spain


  • The culture of Israel

Art and Culture

  • 2018-19: History through the arts

Tolerance and Diversity

  • Origin and consequences of anti-semitism
  • Ways to combat anti-semitism