K’tan Tan is our monthly gathering for children ages 0-5 and their parents/caretakers. It meets one Sunday a month from 10:00 – 11:30 am. K’tan Tan engages young children with Jewish music, stories, crafts, and play, while building a community of parents.
K – 2nd Grade
K-2 students meet Sundays from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm and are introduced to basic concepts in Judaism in an engaging and interactive way with the guidance of our loving educators. Our curriculum includes an introduction to the Hebrew alef-bet, Torah stories from Bereshit/Genesis and Shemot/Exodus, getting to know Jewish holidays and rituals, practicing prayer and wondering about God, and living our Jewish values. K-2 students spend time with our art specialist and music specialist at least once/month and have time for free play every week. Our students connect with children in older grades through our buddy program including leading a Shabbat service with their buddy grade once/year.
Students in grades 3-6 meet on Sundays from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm and on Tuesday afternoons from 4-6pm. In these years, students develop skills around reading, interpreting, and questioning Torah. They explore Jewish history, Israel, and Jewish cultures. They gain mastery of Hebrew decoding and leading prayer. They wrestle with their spiritually as they engage the meaning and practice of prayer and who or what God might be. We cultivate Jewish values through the performance of mitzvot/commandments, and we practice how to be people of integrity in the world. Our program includes music, art, community building, and the opportunity for students to choose elements of their learning.
7th grade students meet on Sundays from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm and on Tuesday afternoons from 4-6pm. Students support one another through a year of b’nai mitzvah, even as each student makes meaning out of Judaism for themselves through this experience. Students engage in a series of class mitzvah projects and have youth group outings, exploring the power of community from different angles. Students are also empowered with greater choice about their learning content as they begin to take more control over their own explorations of Judaism.