JEHMS Program- Jewish Education for the Humanities, Math, and Science. Does your Jewish Education Sparkle? Rigorous Middle School Fusion Program to enhance Secular Studies with Jewish Concepts

By: Mrs. Nomi Feinberg
from Katz Hillel Day School of Boca Raton

Interdisciplinary Integration

Subject(s) of entry:
Halacha, Literature, Math, Science, Tanach, Hashkafa

21st Century Skills, Interdisciplinary - Original Works

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
6, 7, 8, Middle school

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Elementary school, Middle school, High school

JEHMS is a middle school fusion program (adaptable for K-12) which employs original, distinctly Jewish lesson plans to communicate required secular concepts, thereby blending secular and Jewish education to better streamline, unify, and integrate Jewish Day School dual curricula. JEHMS is multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary curricula in math, science, social studies and English Language Arts, aligned with the Common Core Curriculum, to teach secular skills and knowledge by employing Jewish concepts. JEHMS does not replace Judaic studies, rather is revolutionizes the content of secular classes to seamlessly include Jewish learning as it explicates secular concepts.

Entry Narrative

Please read JEHMS Program Final Submission document first. The two bio bibs represent the infusion of Jewish learning into the discipline of science. The 3 area of a trapezoid documents are part of one math lesson which infuses Jewish learning by story telling. Many other original JEHMS lesson plans will gladly be submitted upon request.