Tarbut Ivrit (Hebrew culture) consists of a menu of seven courses that students may choose from during their Sunday Hebrew hour. (Students who desire a more intensive Hebrew language option may explore our NETA intensive Hebrew language program.)
Option 1: Hebrew as a Second Language
Students who choose this option study one hour a week, and commit to one half-hour of Hebrew homework per week plus modest evaluation and testing.
Option 2: Limud Yisrael (Israeli Studies and Culture)
Students have the option of taking a year-long course on one of many different aspects of Israel. More information about each course is in the course booklet (distributed each summer).
Courses for Seventh-Ninth Grades
Courses for Tenth-Twelfth Grades
Jewish History and Culture
Jewish Civilization Seminars
Grade-level seminars are based on a Jewish civilization model. Each seminar brings together Jewish history, theology, ritual, art, and culture of the period examined to form a coherent picture of Judaism and Jewish life in that period.
Each seminar is taught with an emphasis on what its content means to our students today.
Seventh/Eighth grade: Biblical Civilization (1800 BCE to 180 CE)
Ninth grade: Rabbinic Civilization (180 CE to 600 CE)
Tenth grade: Medieval Jewish Civilization (576 CE to 1750 CE)
Eleventh grade: Modern Jewish Civilization (1750 CE to the 1920s)
Twelfth grade: Contemporary Jewish Civilization (1900 CE to present)