Third Grade Curriculum

Welcome to our third 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 third grade curriculum is customized for this age group and organized into the core areas of Jewish education listed below.


Holidays and Symbols

  • Focus on Yom HaAtzma’ut and Shavuot
  • Holiday blessings

Prayer and God

  • Holiday blessings
  • Weekly prayer practice

Jewish Values

  • The Ten Commandments
  • The Jewish family around the world


  • Hebrew greetings and common phrases
  • Reading readiness
  • Simple vocabulary
  • Blessings and Four Questions

Jewish Customs and Practices

  • Holiday blessings

Bible and History

  • The land of Israel
  • The story of Ruth


  • Daily life
  • Geography
  • Focus on Be’er Sheva

Art and Culture

  • 2018-19: History through the arts

Tolerance and Diversity

  • Expanded discussion of diversity of Jews around the world with Story of Ruth as an example of diversity
  • Empathy with respect to refugees and immigrants
  • Raising cultural awareness