Primary School Jewish Life
Moriah Primary School prides itself on offering a unique Jewish educational experience. Our aim is to integrate the experiential aspect of Jewish life and its practical implementation for our young minds. The spirit of Jewish learning and a greater depth of understanding of Judaism is a priority that Moriah embraces. The lives of the children are enriched with a broad spectrum of Jewish principles which include:
A love of Torah
The practice and active participation in all chaggim
A cultural and traditional experience of Jewish Life
A love of Israel
A greater appreciation of daily Tefillah and participation in a weekly Kabbalat Shabbat service
The Jewish calendar and festivals are celebrated with great zest and excitement. Parents, family members and members of the Moriah extended community are encouraged to join in the festivities whenever possible.
The concept of Tzeddakah and helping those less fortunate than ourselves are an integral part of the students’ Jewish education and a wide range of weekly charity collections are a feature at our assemblies.
The Primary school Jewish Studies curriculum serves as the solid foundation upon which our students grow as they embark on their journey through Moriah.
Moriah utilises the TALAM Program for the teaching of Hebrew in the Primary School.
TALAM is a Hebrew Language and Heritage curriculum created by pedagogic specialists in Canada and Israel. Currently the program has been implemented in 420 schools around the world, enriching over 29,000 students in Canada, the United States, Europe, South Africa, South America, Australia and Asia.
The entire structure of the TAL AM program is based on the notion that the best learning environment for young children is one in which knowledge is acquired through a variety of activities, using each of the five senses. In addition to studying from textbooks, students use music, games and visual aids to learn the Hebrew language and to develop a keen understanding of Jewish concepts and values.
Students develop their Hebrew and heritage literacy in a gradual, and spiral process, building new concepts and language skills atop an expanding foundation of knowledge. Along the way, the program will help foster Jewish identity by allowing children to explore their Jewish roots and traditions in a fun and exciting fashion. By making the study of Hebrew and Judaism relevant to the children's everyday lives, they develop a true appreciation of their heritage and understand the need for continued, lifelong Jewish study.