YOUTH PROGRAMS

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.

*All classes hybrid, in person outdoors, covered area AND via Zoom. Register and you can choose which option as our Fall plans evolve.  First Day of class is October 9th.

HEBREW UNITS

FALL 2021
DECODING HEBREW

Saturdays 9:00 - 10:15am

October 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th

November 6th, 13th & 20th

December 4th & 11th

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 words by sight.

 

*Students will be tested at the beginning of the course to be sorted into small groups that ensure they’re studying material at their learning level.

WINTER 2021/2022
MODERN HEBREW

Saturdays 9:00 - 10:15am

January 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th

February 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th

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.

 

*Students will be tested at the beginning of the course to be sorted into small groups that ensure they’re studying material at their learning level.

SPRING 2022
PRAYER FOR YOUR DAY 

Saturdays 9:00 - 10:15am

March 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th

April 16th, 23rd & 30th

May 7th

This class will cover the prayers Judaism offers to deal with life's challenges, whether it's starting the day in the right frame of mind, a prayer when someone we love is hurting, and how Judaism uses prayer to mark time. Students will read the prayers in Hebrew, discuss their use, and build their own mini-prayerbook for reference.

*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. Units include:

FALL 2021
JUDAISM AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30am

October 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th

November 6th, 13th & 20th

December 4th & 11th

This course will cover Jewish values/practices aimed at respecting the environment, and learning about Jewish innovators seeking solutions to our modern environmental problems. We will discuss practical action steps to explore for being a steward, and we will look at the wonder of the Earth.

WINTER 2021/2022
JUDAISM THROUGH MOVEMENT

Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30am

January 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th

February 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th

Students interested in dance, yoga and mindful movement will enjoy eight weeks of connecting our bodies to our beliefs.  

SPRING 2022
FOODS OF OUR PEOPLE

Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30am

March 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th

April 16th, 23rd & 30th

May 7th

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.