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K-2nd Grade

We meet students once a week on Sundays (with optional Hebrew for 2nd graders) and invite families to join in a few times a year for events designed to build Jewish learning and family connections. 


Choices for the Year:

K & 1st Grade-Sundays 9:00 am-11:00 am

K/1 provides a welcoming and joyful environment that fosters a sense of connection and community as children explore Jewish traditions. K/1 is a hands-on two-year learning experience that emphasizes holidays, Bible, prayers, Shabbat, Israel, and values. Each two-year cycle, we either focus on values and symbols, or Jewish people through the ages. This year will feature "digging deeper on Shabbat" as a result of our successful experiment of "digging deeper on Passover."  Each year we learn through stories, art, games, music, and other activities. Students may take home the “Book Bag” 3-4 times during the year to read a classroom story book with their families and do optional activities, reinforcing the classroom learning of values and holidays.


2nd Grade-Sundays 9:00 am-11:00 am

What does it mean to be part of the Jewish community? Do you want your child to feel comfortable in the NSCI building? Do you know where the youth lounge is? Have you been in the tunnel underneath the large sanctuary? 

Our engaging teachers welcome 2nd graders into a warm, inclusive classroom, where the children live the joys of being part of the Jewish community. They read and discuss Jewish stories, and together derive Jewish values which students record in individual books to take home. They emphasize how the Jewish community observes Jewish holidays. Special projects include edible sukkahs and keepsake Passover seder plates.


2nd Grade Hebrew Plus (optional for 2nd grade)-Tuesdays 4:15 pm-6:15 pm

Do you want your child not only to read Hebrew, but to understand what it means? Can you imagine your child following commands in Hebrew to put a book on their head, spinning toward the door? In this class taught by native Hebrew speakers, we emphasize learning modern Hebrew as well as the Hebrew alphabet and Hebrew prayers. Students learn through active learning, using their bodies and all their senses.

To enroll in school, click in the upper right corner and log into your NSCI account or contact for assistance.

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