2014/2015 Religious School
8thGrade Retreat @ Camp Lakewood - Trout Lodge
October 24-26, 2014
8th Grade Curriculum Overview
A significant amount of Jewish teachings refer to how we should treat other people. The Jewish teachings that discuss kashrut and Shabbat also teach us to love all human kind, give to those in need and not to wrong others. These teachings are so pervasive that the word mitzvah, commandment, is often interpreted as “good deed”. Our goal for our eighth grade students is to gain a better understanding of these mitzvot and how they can best embody them in their post bne’i mitzvah lives.
Our eighth grade focuses on mitzvot regarding our relationship with three groups of people; those who live in poverty, those who live with disabilities, and the elderly. Students will divide their time learning and thinking about Jewish teachings surrounding these three groups and then leave the comfort of Shaare Emeth ( the building) and explore these teachings outside of our core community.