Imagine a world in which Jewish children not only have strong Jewish identities, but their passion and enthusiasm for Judaism is accompanied by fluency in the texts and practices of Judaism. Imagine a world in which these children grow into adults who can sustain, participate in, promote, and teach a vision of Jewish life that is meaningful and compelling. If Jewish education is to be successful we must have a clear definition of the fluency we are striving for as well as roadmaps of the content, skills, and dispositions that should be taught in order to get us there.
Hadar and Beit Rabban Day School partnered to create the Standards for Fluency in Jewish Text and Practice, a ground-breaking educational resource that articulates such a vision for fluency in Tanakh, Torah She-Be-Al Peh, Tefillah, and Jewish Practice, anchoring Jewish education in a shared framework of substance and standards.
The resource includes:
- Portraits of eighth grade fluency
- Grade level benchmarks
- Sample curriculum maps
- Suggested content lists
Download Fluency Standards
Download individual sections using the links below:
- Introduction to Fluency Standards
- Tanakh Fluency Standards
- Torah She-Be-Al Peh Fluency Standards
- Tefillah Fluency Standards
- Jewish Practice Fluency Standards
For a short summary of the fluency standards, click here
Partnership with BimBam
Inspired by the Fluency Standards, Hadar and BimBam worked together to create four animated videos. We hope you find something exciting in them you'd like to share!