Hebrew School Philosophy
The Hebrew language is one of the unifying forces within Judaism, crossing the boundaries of history, time and place. As such, it is a vital component of the Jewish educational process at Temple Sinai .
Hebrew instruction at Temple Sinai begins when our children enter grade 2. Hebrew becomes a requirement by grade 3. Five years of continuous Hebrew study is required for bar/bat mitzvah.
The Mitkadem Program
Mitkadem is an exciting five-year Hebrew curriculum that generates enthusiasm and excitement for our teachers, students and parents. Our students learn to read Hebrew and enjoy a sense of accomplishment as they progress through a series of well-organized, stimulating, and self-paced ramot (levels).
Mitkadem’s self-paced and child-centred approach allows each student to achieve according to his/her own ability, so learning challenged students as well as students who are very motivated catch on quickly. The Mitkadem approach helps every teacher feel capable and confident of administering this program to all different kinds of student learners, identifying those students who need additional help early on. The content of the program is similar to other Hebrew programs; the approach is new.
As each student progresses through each ramah they are tested and recognized for the success. No one is held back because another student is not ready to move on. Assistants in the classroom are available to support the independent work to maximize personal success.