We offer instruction in Hebrew language, general Jewish studies, Tanach (Bible), and synagogue skills. The Adath Israel Hebrew School is open to Jewish children in grades K-5 for the 2012-2013 school year.
Schedule and Fees
Classes meet every Tuesday 4.00pm to 5.50pm at Adath Israel, 1851 Noriega St at 26th Ave, in San Francisco. Classes start September 11, 2012. Sunday morning schedule to be announced.
|Adath Israel Member Rates||
|1st Child: $600; 2nd Child: $400||1st Child $900; 2nd Child: $800|
Rates are annual, but can be paid monthly (in advance). Scholarships are also available.
Our philosophy is to provide children with a strong Jewish education to allow them to be productive and educated members of the Jewish community. We create an environment that is warm, fun and lively, while also ensuring that the environment is structured and intellectually stimulating. The program will teach the essential stories of the Torah, Jewish holidays and the vital Jewish traditions. Limmudei kodesh (religious studies) are taught by Rabbi Michael Donovan.
Daniella Bohnik, Hebrew Teacher
Daniella is our Hebrew teacher. Originally from Ramat Gan, Israel, Daniella has 15 years of experience as a Jewish educator and Hebrew teacher of both children and adults in the United States and France. Daniella, who lives in San Francisco with her husband and son, is also a staff member at the Brenna Berger Adath Israel Preschool, and brings to our community her knowledge of Jewish culture, Torah and love of children.
Rabbi Michael Donovan, Religious Studies Teacher
Rabbi Mike Donovan, our limmudei kodesh (religious studies) teacher, is the San Francisco Advisor of the Jewish Students' Union and the Norcal West Director of NCSY. Rabbi Donovan, who is originally from Brooklyn, studied at the Jerusalem Kollel and the Mir Yeshivah in Jerusalem and lives with his wife and children in San Francisco. A valued member of the Adath Israel community, Rabbi Donovan's enthusiasm and knowledge is a tremendous asset to our Hebrew School.
Class One: (Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade)
•All Year Long: Beginner's Hebrew reading and writing; Jewish holidays; Weekly Parshah.
•Fall: Torah Topics: Creation, Adam & Eve, Cain & Abel, Noah, Avraham & Sarah, Isaac & Rebecca, Jacob, Rachel & Leah.
•Winter: The Jewish Year: Hebrew Months, holidays & their traditions, Beginner's Tefillah (prayers).
•Spring: Jewish Holidays, The Land of Israel: History of our people in Israel, cities and people of Israel.
Class Two: (3rd-5th Grade)
•All Year Long: Level 1 Intermediate Hebrew; Jewish holidays; Weekly Parshah.
•Fall: Torah Topics: Yosef & his brothers, the enslavement in Egypt end Exodus.
•Winter: Multitude of Mitzvot: A survey of daily Mitzvot and their purpose.
•Spring: Beracha Bee: Learning the blessings, and when they are said.