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Bet SEfer

Or Shalom’s Bet Sefer (school) connects students to their Jewish community and heritage by introducing them to Jewish holidays, history, values, and the Hebrew language. Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of all learners and support them in their growth along their Jewish journey through song, dance, art, cooking, study and community service.

In each grade, our studies include Jewish literacy, values, Hebrew, and social justice.  The Hebrew program helps our students become familiar with the Hebrew language and with the liturgy of the Shabbat services, recognize key Hebrew root words, and understand the big ideas of each prayer. All children engage in music, tefilah (prayer), and the study of Jewish holidays and Israel.

This year, our school theme is 'We are part of the story'.  

To put this theme into practice, we will focus on connecting our students to the larger community and to each other by appreciating the uniqueness of every person and adding our own voice to support those around us. Hand in hand with this is the importance of a diverse and vibrant community.  

Part of the school curriculum at Or Shalom's school includes additional events besides coming to school on Wednesdays or Sundays. These are:

  • Participating in some of Or Shalom's community-wide holiday celebrations, such as Simchat Torah, Hanukkah, Purim, Passover Seder, and others.
  • Once a year - Host a Traveling Shabbat (Shabbat Ba'Bayit) on the 1st Friday of the month at your home.
  • Attending a Friday evening Shabbat service and a Saturday morning B'nai Mitzvah Shabbat service.
  • Participating in Bet Sefer's Tikkun Olam projects.
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