B’Yachad is Adath Jeshurun Congregation’s Sunday School Program for children in Kindergarten and First Grade.
B’Yachad means TOGETHER in Hebrew. The mission of B’Yachad is to provide children opportunities to experience Judaism with not only their minds, but their whole bodies. We strive to provide engaging activities that bring meaning to students’ learning and engage their creativity. Students will learn about:
B’Yachad is in session 25 Sundays between September and April/May from 9:30 to 11:30am. We meet on the second floor of the synagogue. At B’Yachad we provide our students and families with:
B’Yachad is designed to provide a strong foundation for children to thrive as they progress through educational programs at Adath as well as our partner schools – Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School and Talmud Torah. Adath Pathways sheet.
It is important for all children to learn and grow according to their needs. B’Yachad strives to be an inclusive learning environment. Please share with us what kind of learner your child is so we can work together for them to be successful B’Yachad. If your child’s learning needs changes throughout the year, please let Risa know.
Each week, students gather for a short Tefillah (prayer) Service that includes Havdalah. As the year progresses, additional Tefillot (prayers) are added to the service. Adath Clergy and other special guests will help lead services some weeks.
B’Yachad Morning Activities:
Throughout the school year, there are several “Bite of B’Yachad” Family Education Events. At these programs, families (siblings and grandparents too) participate in activities to learn about and experience the holidays throughout the year. At “Bite of B’Yachad” events, Adath Clergy and staff lead parent education sessions as well for more in-depth learning about the specific holiday.
The B’Yachad Bugle is sent monthly to parents to keep them updated on class happenings as well as upcoming events.
If you have additional questions, please contact Risa Kessler, B’Yachad Director.
Kindergarteners learn the Aleph Bet from beginning to end. Each week new letters are introduced, focusing on sight and sound recognition. Letter recognition is reinforced through multisensory activities including art, stories, games, and yoga. Units of study include Jewish holidays and mitzvot.
First Graders learn the Aleph Bet and Hebrew vowels. First Grade also focuses on learning simple Hebrew vocabulary and greetings. Units of study include Mitzvot, Synagogue, Jewish Home Life, and Holidays and T'fillah.