Parents' aleph-bet class
Many in our community are motivated to help their children with their Hebrew studies, but frustrated that they themselves do not have skills to do so. Many of our families are interfaith and or have no background in Jewish life and tradition. Many of our parents have some Hebrew school training, but do not feel confident enough to dive in and help their children. We know from experience (and documented educational research) that family engagement and role modeling is one of the most effective strategies for learning and lasting impact.
To that end, at our third grade parent orientation this year, I challenged our families to learn Hebrew. Our third grade is the year we introduce our students, letter by letter, to the aleph-bet. 10 third grade parents accepted the challenge, with the goal of staying a lesson or two ahead of their children so they can participate in the learning. Some of the parents have older children who will help them!
We are meeting every Sunday morning at 9:45 for about 20 minutes. Please join in next week or at any point (and I can give you a refresher)
The best way to learn is to teach so I am looking forward to this exciting new program working on many levels to strengthen our prayer skills and community!