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KS3 Modules Overview 

 

 

The Jewish Journey is framed around the Mishna in Pirkei Avot that teaches that the world stands on three things:

Torah; Avodah; Gemillut Chasadim. These three pillars of Jewish life are at the core of everything we do both inside and outside of the JS class room. The framework puts an emphasis on learning, practice and action.

 

Torah – the story G-d writes with us

Avodah – the story we write with G-d

Gemilut Chasadim - the story we write with each other

Year 7 Overview

Modules

  1. The Mesorah
  2. Key Tefillot and Textual Fluency
  3. From the Text to our Table (Mi Pasuk El HaPsak)
  4. Shabbat in Text and the 39 Melachot
  5. The first Jewish Journey and My Jewish identity (Sefer Bereishit)
  6. Core concepts: Emunah and Gemilut Chassadim
  7. Yetziat Mitzrayim (Sefer Shemot)
  8. Developing our character (Focus on Pirkei Avot)
  9. The history of the Batei Mikdash
  10. Chagim as per the Luach Hashana
  11. Parashat Hashavua

 

Year 8 Overview

Modules

  1. The origins of Tefillah
  2. Conversations with G-d
  3. Tefillot in depth
  4. Navigating the Siddur and ‘learn to lead’
  5. Moshe and Jewish Leadership (Sefer Bamidbar and Devarim)
  6. The Halachot of Brachot
  7. The Mitzvah of Kashrut
  8. Developing our character (Focus on Pirkei Avot)
  9. Jewish History - From exile to emancipation
  10. Interfaith Study
  11. Chagim as per the Luach Hashanah

 

 

Year 9 Overview

Modules

  1. Judaism in the 21st Century – Pikuach Nefesh, Shabbat in Space, Business Ethics
  2. Key figures in Jewish History – Yehoshua, Devorah, Shimshon, Chana, Shmuel, Shaul, David, Shlomo
  3. The Six Remembrances
  4. The Jewish contribution to Britain and the AJEX parade
  5. Lashon Hara – The power of Speech
  6. Developing our character (Focus on Pirkei Avot)
  7. Judaism and Me – Through Art, Texts and Poetry, Business, Medical Ethics, Media
  8. Holocaust Education
  9. Israel Education
  10. Chagim as per the Luach Hashanah

 

KS3 Modules Overview - Advanced Track

The Jewish Journey is framed around the Mishna in Pirkei Avot that teaches that the world stands on three things:

Torah; Avodah; Gemillut Chasadim. These three pillars of Jewish life are at the core of everything we do both inside and outside of the JS classroom. The framework puts an emphasis on learning, practice, and action.

  

Torah – the story G-d writes with us

Avodah – the story we write with G-d

Gemilut Chasadim - the story we write with each other

 

Year 7 Overview 

In-depth studies of selected texts from Sefer Yehoshua (and related texts from elsewhere)

    1. Devarim perek 34 The death of Moshe
    2. Perek 1 The succession of Yehoshua
    3. Perek 2 Yehoshua’s first leadership act – the spies
    4. Bamidbar perek 33 Moshe and the meraglim
    5. Perek 3 Crossing the Yarden
    6. Perek 6 Conquering Yericho
    7. Perek 7 The problem at Ai

Knowledge of different meforshim including their lives and using their commentaries to further understand the text

The Mesorah – From Sinai to Mishna

The Generations of the Sanhedrin

Mishna Skills – Core Text of Messechet Brachot, Messechet Megilla and Messechet Shabbat

    1. Tannaim
    2. Structure of the Mishna
    3. Key terms for learning Mishna
    4. Machloket

Jewish History – The Batei Mikdash

Chagim as per the Luach Hashana

Parashat Hashavua

 

Year 8 Overview 

The Nature of the Shema

  • Brachot 4b-5a – Kriat Shema Al Hamita
  • Brachot 11a-11b – Tefilla or Torah?
  • Brachot 13a-13b – The importance of Kavana Part A

The Origins of Tefilla

  • Brachot 26b – Avot or Korbanot
  • Mishna Torah: Hilchot Tefilla – From Biblical times to the Siddur
  • The language of Tefilla

The Amida in depth

  • Learn to lead
  • Koren NCSY Siddur – The Brachot in depth

Our attitudes to Mitzvot

  • Brachot 6b – Running for a Mitzva

The Mitzva of Kashrut

  • K’bolo Kach Polto
  • Practical scenarios

Introduction to Nevi’im - What is prophecy?

  • Rambam Mishneh Torah, Hilchot Yesodei HaTorah

In-depth study of Sefer Shoftim perek 4 with selected Meforshim

Introduction to Ketuvim – historical overview

Heroines in Jewish history (1): In-depth study of Megillat Esther with selected meforshim

Heroines in Jewish history (2): In-depth study of Megillat Rut with selected meforshim

 

Year 9 Overview 

Talmud Study 1 - Hashavat Aveida

  • Perek Elu Metziot
  • Gemara study

Talmud Study 2 - Adam Muad Leolam

  • Perek Keizad Haregel
  • Applying key Gemara skills learnt

Talmud Study 3 - Eidim Zommemin

  • Perek Keitzad HaEidim
  • Furthering Gemara skills

In depth study of Shmuel Aleph

  • The Jewish approach to monarchy
  • Shaul – the first King
  • What makes a navi?
  • Comparing Shmuel and Moshe
  • The Mitzva to destroy Amalek
  • Introducing David HaMelekh
  • Shaul vs David

Holocaust Education

  • Life before the Shoah
  • The Shoah and its aftermath

Israel Education

  • The Origins of Modern Zionism
  • Palestine under the British Mandate
  • The Early Years of the State of Israel
  • The State matures

 

Jewish Life & Learning Booklet