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Early Elementary Religious School 


Our early elementary school program is for students in Pre-K (4s) through 2nd Grade. We engage students in a variety of ways learning about Jewish Holidays, biblical stories, blessings and prayers, Jewish actions and mitzvot, and starting to forge their own Jewish identity—the URJ’s Chai Curriculum is the foundation on which this curriculum is developed. We also introduce some important Hebrew words, phrases, and concepts; formal instruction in Hebrew begins in 3rd Grade.

Kindergarten through 2nd grade meets weekly from 9:30AM-12:30 PM. 

PreK meets 9:30-11:30AM.

Curriculum Overview for Early Elementary Religious School

Pre-Kindergarten (4 years old) and Kindergarten: 
Living a Jewish life is fun!
Our Pre-K and Kindergarten students explore the exciting aspects of being Jewish. Through interactive projects, our students are introduced to Jewish holidays, Torah stories, prayers, and Jewish values.
1st Grade: 

I am a part of the ongoing story of the Jewish people.

Our 1st Graders continue to develop their Jewish identity by learning the Jewish story that starts with B'reishit--Genesis. Through learning about Jewish holidays and Jewish actions, our students discover that their Jewish actions can celebrate the world around them.
2nd Grade: 
Jewish stories, celebrations, and rituals help me understand our tradition and can help me develop a relationship with God and the Jewish people.
Our 2nd Grade students explore the world around them and examine the actions that they perform in throughout their day. They continue to develop an understanding of God based on Jewish traditions, and they explore the ways that their actions can help make the world a better place.

Do you have questions about our Religious School Program? Please email   Rabbi Elisa Koppel, our Interim Education Director at or call the office at (919) 489-7062, ext 248.


Mon, January 24 2022 22 Sh'vat 5782