Hebrew and Judaic Studies

At JPPS-Bialik, our Jewish values are core to who we are as a learning community and are instilled throughout our school.

Hebrew and Yiddish Studies

In Grades 1-6, The Tal Am Hebrew and Heritage curriculum fosters the students’ affinity for the language and strengthens connections to the State of Israel and to their Jewish roots. JPPS is devoted to keeping alive the unique soul of yiddishkeit. Study of the language, literature and songs reinforces the continuity of our cherished heritage.

  • CHAGIGOT AT EVERY LEVEL: HASEFER, BREISHIT, PESACH, YOM HA’ATZAUT
  • YIDDISH YOM TOV CELEBRATION
  • LIVING LEGACY PROGRAM (Chanukah, Matzah Factory, Puppet Show)
  • CREATIVE PROJECTS: MENORAHS FOR CHANUKAH, SEDER PLATE FOR PASSOVER
  • YOM YERUSHALAYIM CELEBRATIONS
  • TU BISHVAT ASSEMBLIES
  • PURIM CARNIVAL
  • ZIMRIA
  • HEBREW PLAY
  • YOM HASHOAH CEREMONY
  • YOM HAZIKARON ASSEMBLY

CHILD VICTIM MEMORIAL ALBUM (Grade 6)

Each student is given the name of a child victim (a child who perished in the Holocaust) with whom they have been matched according to their birth date (date and month) or Hebrew name. Using the website www.vashem.org, the student researches that child victim and prepares a one-page tribute to that individual; these pages are collated by Teacher Sheila Witt to form a Memorial Album which is kept in the JPPS Library.