Torah can be examined on many different levels, each deepening our understanding and appreciation. These levels are known by the acronym פרדס (PaRDeS), which means "orchard."
Sod is where we discover the sacred secrets that our learning holds for us. 6th and 7th graders start here.
D'rash is where we immerse ourselves in Jewish wisdom and interpretation. 4th and 5th graders start here.
Remez is where we learn to see hints of deeper meanings. 2nd and 3rd graders start here.
P'shat is where we gain simple understandings. Kindergarten and 1st graders start here.
Earn Learning Badges
Each time you master a learning goal and "SHOW what you KNOW" you'll move closer to earning your learning badge. Master all of the learning goals for each value-theme and you'll earn eight learning badges in total celebrating all you've accomplished.