Middle School

Beged Kefet Hebrew School: Middle School Classes

Middle school classes are for sixth through eighth grade students with prior knowledge of reading and writing in Hebrew.

Teaching Hebrew continues to focus on developing the Hebrew language skills in all aspects of language—reading, speaking, writing and comprehension—while emphasizing Israeli cultural aspects through a variety of texts and subjects that are relevant to the students. One of the school’s goals is to create a social framework for youth with similar backgrounds and interests while celebrating the holidays and providing opportunities to lead age-appropriate workshops. The curriculum prepares students for high school level classes.

Middle School Classes

In Beged Kefet, we offer several levels that group students by ability. The curriculum of the middle school classes is based on the Bishvil Ha’Ivrit book series by NETA, an innovative Hebrew language curriculum designed especially for Diaspora students in middle and high school. Bishvil Ha’Ivrit was written by staff at the Hebrew College of Boston and is supported by experts from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

NETA is a multidimensional program focusing on four language skills—listening, speaking, reading and writing—by assimilating students in language from classical Hebrew texts to Israeli music, and from historical documents to poetry and drama. Each topic is presented from three points of view: Jewish tradition, modern Israeli culture and general world knowledge—including art, science, mathematics, literature, and philosophy. Click here for more information on the NETA curriculum.

In addition, use of online teaching in and out of the classroom supports lesson content, homework, personal enrichment, and additional materials in accordance with the subjects studied (films, literary texts, press clippings, blogs, etc.).

Middle school is a critical time for students to stay connected to their heritage and community. Beged Kefet provides a close-knit learning environment that celebrates Israeli culture and the Hebrew language for our students and their families.

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