Gan Gani is our fun and interactive PreK program. It meets once a month from 10:00 – 12:00 and is designed to introduce children to Judaism through actives, stories and play. Gan Gani creates a Jewish experience, guiding children in their journey of connecting to their own Jewish identity and building a community. This is a great opportunity to get a taste of the Religious School.
K – 2nd Grade
Students meet Sunday 9:30 – 12:00 and are introduced to basic concepts in Judaism with the guidance of our loving educators, and in an engaging and interactive way. Our curriculum includes: An introduction to the Hebrew alphabet, and developing vocabulary through games and songs, Torah stories from Bereshit and Shmot, Jewish life and rituals including Holidays, Israel, prayer and Tikun Olam – bringing our values to life. Special family programs are included for each of the grades, as well as leadership of Shabbat Service.
Students meet Sunday from 9:30 – 12:00 and Tuesday 4:00 – 6:00. In these years student gain mastery of decoding Hebrew and leading prayer. They also gain ownership over understanding Jewish history, Israel, Torah stories and the meaning of Tfilah. We deepen our spirituality though understanding and interpreting prayer, and though an exploration of our individual relationship with God. We engage our students in Tikun Olam, deeply understanding Jewish values and applying them to our world as we always strive to make the world a better place. We dive deeper into studies of Jewish rituals and life – connecting it to our shared and individual values and beliefs. Each grade progressively examines these concepts in an age appropriate way.
Special family programs are included for each of the grades, as well as leadership of Shabbat Service.
Students meet Sunday from 9:30 – 12:00 and Tuesday 4:00 – 6:00. This year focuses on the transition from being a student in the school to being a Jewish adult and a member in the community. Students explore the year with our fantastic educators including Jane Enloe, Devra Aaron, Midhrasha Director and our Clergy, This year is an in depth exploration of how to transfer our knowledge into individual meaning for us. This year focuses on group Tikun Olam projects, as well as a deepening of students connections to one another through fun and bonding experiences.
Affikim is the Hebrew word for streams or pathways, and it is our hope that each one of our student will find an Affik that speaks to him/her. The Affikim program is designed to engage students in meaningful, hands on learning through a particular interest they have. Students have the opportunity to select among multiple electives, each semester, allowing students to select their experiences three times in the year. Our electives have included Jewish Holiday Cooking, Drama and Movement, Game Design, Art, Yoga & respecting our body, and Jewish STEAM. Although they vary in topic and content, all the Affikim electives all incorporate the following components as part of the class curriculum: Hebrew, text study, building class community, creating an awareness of our greater community, Israel, and Tikun Olam.