K’tan Tan is our free parent and child preschool program open to the community. It meets once a month from 10:00 – 11:30 am. K’tan Tan is designed to engage young children in various Jewish-themed activities, including arts & crafts, building, story time, music and more, while providing their parents have an opportunity to get to know each other.
Gan Gani is our fun and interactive PreK program. It meets weekly from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and is designed to introduce children to Judaism through activities, 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 Sundays from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm 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, developing Hebrew 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. Each grade leads a Shabbat service.
3rd – 6th Grade
Students meet on Sundays from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm and on Tuesday afternoons. 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 T’filah. We deepen our spirituality through understanding and interpreting prayer, and through 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 them to our shared and individual values and beliefs. Each grade progressively examines these concepts in an age-appropriate way. Each grade leads a Shabbat service.
Students meet on Sundays from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm and on Tuesday afternoons. 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 Devra Aarons, Contra Costa Midrasha 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.