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RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

This program is designed to provide flexibility for contemporary families.

Sign up for one course per year, or 24 weeks of courses (three 8-week sessions).

Babies, Toddlers, Pre-K, & Kindergarten

 

GRADE 1-4

Register for one or both classes each session or any combination of the six classes based on your availability or interests! All six classes equal a full year of Jewish education.

- Fee for each class is $118 for members and $168 for Kol Ami guests.

- If you are interested in enrolling your student in both the 9am and 10:30am sessions,

  the annual cost is $636 for members and $936 for Kol Ami guests.

HEBREW UNITS

FALL 2019
DECODING HEBREW

Oct 5th - Nov 23rd

Saturdays 9:00 - 10:15am

Students will learn letters and vowels through group games and active learning. We’ll use both modern and prayer vocabulary with the goal of building the personal tools to sound out unfamiliar words by sight.

WINTER 2020
HEBREW 101

Jan 11th - Mar 7th

Saturdays 9:00 - 10:15am

Students will learn interactive Hebrew in lessons organized with both function and content components. For example, a lesson may cover expressing likes and dislikes (function) through talking about food (content vocabulary). Practice through roleplay and everyday conversation will help students get a taste for the modern usage of Hebrew.

SPRING 2020
HEBREW IN PRAYER & SONG

Mar 21st - May 16th

Saturdays 9:00 - 10:15am

This classis an ideal fit for students looking to connect their knowledge of Hebrew writing with the prayers and songs. This is an excellent way to build a repertoire of prayers to use in everyday life, holiday-specific content, and songs in liturgy and secular life.

Prerequisite: Decoding Hebrew, or competency assessment equivalent.

MY JEWISH LIFE

A focused series of 8-week experiential units that builds practical knowledge and explores components of Jewish life. These topics (and more) will rotate through the years so students can explore areas of Jewish living and decide what pieces work best for them and their families. Sample units include:

FALL 2019
HOLIDAYS IN THE KITCHEN

Oct 5th - Nov 23rd

Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30am

Every week, we’ll explore the food of our holidays. We’ll also explore Jewish foods from around the world.

WINTER 2020
BUILD IT, MAKE IT, TAKE IT

Jan 11th - Mar 7th

Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30am

Students will make models of significant places and artifacts from our stories, as well as creating one or two high-quality Judaica items for use at home.

SPRING 2020
JEWISH GEOGRAPHY

Mar 21st - May 16th

Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30am

There’s a lot to learn about the regions of Israel and its significant places; this course will also take a global view in learning about Jewish communities and places of historical significance.

Other MY JEWISH LIFE classes:

Jewish VIPs:

From King David to WWII heroes to modern Jewish notables, we’ll explore the significant contributions of Jewish people throughout history. Judaism through Movement: Students interested in dance, yoga, and mindful movement will enjoy eight weeks of connecting our bodies to our beliefs.

 

Judaism and the Environment:

The Torah regularly mentions plants that still grow today. This course will cover plants, Jewish practices aimed at respecting the environment, and learning about Jewish innovators seeking solutions to our modern environmental problems.

 

Judaism in Song:

From liturgical songs to contemporary music, we’ll explore the many ways Judaism is expressed in song.

 

Jewish Book Club:

Calling all readers! There’s a significant number of books about Jewish kids, Jewish experiences, and Jewish history. Let’s read and share.

 

Foods of Our People:

Beyond holiday foods, the Jewish people have developed a repertoire of comfort foods and distinct dishes that make a tapestry of “what Jews eat.” This cooking class will cover dishes and spices from different cuisines and cultures.