Hebrew Program


Hebrew learning happens in many different ways at Sukkat Shalom. We offer student only classes, family classes and one on one tutoring with our Master Teacher. If you are moving toward having your child (who will be entering 5th grade in the fall) become a Bar/Bat Mitzvah at Congregation Sukkat Shalom they need to be enrolled in one of our Hebrew offerings. Hebrew is open to all our 5th and 6th graders. Hebrew School Dates 2017-2018 Hebrew School Registration Form, 2017-2018   The overall goals in our Hebrew program are:
  • To learn the Hebrew letters and vowels
  • To be able to decode Hebrew properly
  • To learn basic Hebrew words based on values, holidays and Jewish literacy
  • To play games and perform drills that reinforces and produces strong and confident readers
  • To review key Hebrew prayers

Fifth Grade Hebrew (Alef)

Shalom Uvrachah: The New Hebrew Primer Alissa Zuchman
  • Learn all the letters and vowels
  • Emphasize decoding skills
  • Develop accurate and fluent reading
  • Acquire a small Hebrew vocabulary of key words and concept

Sixth Grade Hebrew (Bet)

Getting Up To Speed - Hebrew Primer Ronit Levy
  • Reinforce decoding skills
  • Emphasize conversational Hebrew
  • Learn basic grammar skills
Tutoring Option Ronit Levy Tutoring is an excellent opportunity to work one-on-one with our Master Teacher. This enables students to work at their own pace and schedule. If you are unsure of your child’s schedule for the school year and think that he or she may have other activities that will conflict with Hebrew classes, you should consider the tutoring option. Family Hebrew Track Sukkat Shalom is proud to offer a Family Hebrew Class for Alef classes (5th grade). Family Hebrew is a rare offering in Hebrew programs around the country and we are thrilled that we have been able to have this class. The family Hebrew class is a great way to bond in a fun and challenging atmosphere. Both parent and child come away with the ability to read Hebrew and gain understanding of the key prayers. Homework All students are assigned homework to reinforce the material covered in class. Homework should take approximately 10 minutes a week. Please Note
  • All options cover the same material and use the same book.
  • The Student-only class (5th and 6th) meets 3 Thursdays a month from 4:00-5:00 at Sukkat Shalom (1001 Central Avenue, Wilmette).
  • The Family class (5th ) meets 3 Thursdays a month from 5:00-6:00 at Sukkat Shalom (1001 Central Avenue, Wilmette).