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

 

GRADES 2 - 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. Taught by Meagan Prince

  •  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 are on site only. First Day of class is October 8th.

SCHEDULE:

9 - 9:15   Check in & Assembly

9:15 - 10   Hebrew Class

10:15 - 10:30  Break/Recess

10:30 - 11:30 Jewish Life Class

HEBREW UNITS

FALL 2022
HEBREW DECODING

Saturdays 9:00 - 10:15am

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

November 5th & 19th

December 3rd & 10th

Students will be learning to decode words they encounter in written Hebrew (with nikkudot/vowels). They'll rotate through a variety of active and focused learning stations to build their confidence in reading a right-to-left language. In this course, students are engaged through writing, drawing, and games to fuse the learning goals.

WINTER 2023
MODERN HEBREW

Saturdays 9:00 - 10:15am

January 7th, 21st, & 28th

February 4th & 11th

Students will be able to combine language functions with small vocabulary sets to learn useful/beginner Hebrew for practical communication. Vocabulary will be thematic and enhanced by oral fluency practice. Written forms will largely be transliterations, though supported by script Hebrew and a continuation of their decoding skills.

SPRING 2023
PRAYER YOU CAN HEAR

Saturdays 9:00 - 10:15am

March 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

April 1st, 8th, 22nd & 29th

May 6th, 14th & 20th

Students will learn 7 prayers/blessings applicable to their life experiences, along with melodies composers have written for them. Students will also explore the medium of micrography to represent the meaning of these prayers/blessings in visual form.

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 2022
HOLIDAYS IN THE KITCHEN

Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30am

October 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29thth

November 5th & 19th

December 3rd & 10th

Students will focus on the foods associated with major holidays in the Jewish calendar. Each week we will prepare two recipes, develop cooking skills (knifework, measuring, mise en place, timing, kitchen safety) and build the social skills of working together. 


*Food allergies should be discussed with the teacher ahead of registration - we make every effort to be accommodating as we explore foods.

WINTER 2023
BUILD IT/MAKE IT/TAKE IT

Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30am

January 7th, 11th & 28th

February 4th & 11th

Students will learn about and make various models of places in our history and stories. They will also make one high-quality Judaica item, hopefully led by a Kol Ami community artisan. This class is where emerging engineers and hands-on learners shine! 

SPRING 2023
JEWISH GEOGRAPHY

Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30am

March 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

April 1st, 8th, 22nd & 29th

May 6th, 13th & 20th

Students will learn about 7 regions of Israel and 7 Jewish communities outside Israel/the US. Students will learn basic facts about the regions/communities, as well as be able to place them on a world/Israel map. A final project will be a student-made travel poster for one of the 14 areas presented.