Read more about the Kulanu Fall 2021 Hybrid Model.

Kulanu כֻּלָּנוּ – Bet Torah’s Learning Program for Children and Families

Kulanu means “All of Us.”

Our engaging program fosters a love of Jewish tradition and knowledge based on our vision and values. Students in kindergarten through seventh grade enjoy age-appropriate learning through an exciting curriculum that includes in-class learning, monthly Shabbat Kulanu, and family programming. Students also experience enrichment programs such as Music, J-Quest (Electives), Social Action projects, and Class Shabbat Services. Kulanu students graduate with a sense of belonging and a strong knowledge of Hebrew as well as their Jewish heritage.

Contact Gina Fass, Kulanu Learning Program Director.

Program Overview

Gan (Kindergarten)

Sunday, 9:00-11:00 am

Learning focuses on Jewish holidays, Jewish values, Torah stories and community. Students are introduced to Hebrew letters and blessings. Special programs include: Family and Shabbat programs.

Aleph (First Grade)

Sunday, 9:00-11:00 am

Learning focuses on Jewish holidays, Jewish values, Torah stories and community. Students are introduced to Hebrew letters and blessings. Special programs include: Family and Shabbat programs.

Bet (Second Grade)

Sunday, 9:00-11:00 am and Monday, 4:00-6:00 pm

OR Sunday, 9:00-11:00 am and Tuesday, 4:00-6:00 pm

Students learn to read basic Hebrew and key vocabulary including all Hebrew letters and vowels. Jewish culture focuses on Torah stories, holiday traditions and Jewish values. Special Programs include: Family Havdalah.

Gimel (Third  Grade)

Sunday, 9:00-11:00 am and Monday, 4:00-6:00 pm  and Wednesday, 4:00-6:00 pm

OR Sunday, 9:00-11:00 am and Tuesday, 4:00-6:00 pm and Wednesday, 4:00-6:00 pm

Students strengthen reading skills and begin to chant basic prayers. Jewish culture focuses on: Being a Mentch, Torah stories and holiday traditions. Special programs include: Family programs, Siddur (prayer book) Ceremony and Shabbaton (student-led service).

Dalet  (Fourth Grade)

Sunday, 9:00-11:00 am and Monday, 4:00-6:00 pm  and Wednesday, 4:00-6:00 pm

OR  Sunday, 9:00-11:00 am and Tuesday, 4:00-6:00 pm and Wednesday, 4:00-6:00 pm

Students strengthen Hebrew reading skills, chant and prayers. Jewish culture focuses on: lessons from Exodus, Prophets,Jewish values, and holiday celebrations. Special programs include: Family Blessings Scavenger Hunt, Tikkun Olam Program (repair the world) and Shabbaton (student-led service).

Hey (Fifth Grade)

Sunday, 9:00-11:00 am and Monday, 4:00-6:00 pm

OR Sunday, 9:00-11:00 am and Tuesday, 4:00-6:00 pm

Students continue to strengthen Hebrew reading skills, review and chant prayers. Jewish culture focuses on: Modern Israel, Tanach (Torah, Prophets and Writings) and Jewish values and hands-on social action projects. Special programs include: Hey (5) Shabbat retreat; monthly Shabbat Kulanu program, Family Fair-trade Seder, and Shabbaton (student-led service).

Vav (Sixth Grade)

Sunday, 9:00-11:00 am and Monday, 4:00-6:00 pm

OR Sunday, 9:00-11:00 am and Tuesday, 4:00-6:00 pm

Students continue to review and chant prayers. Jewish culture focuses on: Shabbat, Jewish values and ethics and hands-on social action projects. Special programs include: Vav (6) Shabbat retreat; monthly Shabbat Kulanu program, Family program on student Torah portions, and Shabbaton (student-led service).

Zayin (Seventh Grade

Sunday, 9:00-11:00 am and Tuesday, 4:00-6:00 pm

Hebrew learning focuses on the Torah Service and preparing for reading Haftorah and Torah. Students have weekly classes with our clergy and senior staff. Special programs include: Family programs on the B’nai Mitzvah journey.