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 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.

- 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 2020
DECODING HEBREW

Saturdays 9:00 - 10:15am

Students will be grouped by ability level* to learn letters, vowels, and syllables through group

games and fluency practice. 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 2020
MODERN / 
CONVERSATIONAL
HEBREW

 

Saturdays 9:00 - 10:15am

Students will learn conversational Hebrew in small leveled groups* - lessons will be organized according to function and content components. For example, a lesson may cover expressing likes and dislikes (function) through talking about food (content vocabulary). Practice will occur through roleplay and building conversations based on lesson content. 

 

*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 2020
HEBREW IN PRAYER & PRAISE

Saturdays 9:00 - 10:15am

This class begins to introduce the Hebrew used in Jewish life, the words of a lived Jewish experience. This class is an ideal fit for students looking to connect their knowledge of Hebrew writing with 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. Units include:

FALL 2020
JEWISH VIPS

Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30am

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. 

WINTER 2020
JEWISH BOOK CLUB

 

Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30am

Calling all readers! There are so many books about Jewish kids, Jewish experiences, and Jewish history. Let’s create a few small groups, read, and share.

SPRING 2020
FOODS OF OUR
PEOPLE

Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30am

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.

* This class is slated for Spring, hoping for an in-person experience. In the event that classes are still virtual at that time, we will be creating content to transform this class into a cooking show, with virtual engagement opportunities to discuss the Jewish elements of the dishes and cooking techniques.

FUTURE CLASSES MAY INCLUDE:

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.

PAST MY JEWISH LIFE CLASSES (to be revisited after a full cycle):

Holidays in the Kitchen:

Every week, we’ll explore the food of our holidays. We’ll also explore Jewish foods from around the world. (last offered Fall 2019)

Build It, Make It, Take It:

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. (last offered Winter 2020)

 

Jewish Geography:

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. (last offered Spring 2020)

Kol Ami

A Center for Jewish Life in the Pacific Northwest

308 4th Avenue S Kirkland, WA 98033

admin@kolaminw.org

(425) 844-1604

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