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9:30 – 11:30 am | Saturdays

*PLUS choose TWO of the following midweek specialty options:

Day/Time

Grades

Class

Day/Time

Grades

Class

Wednesday    2:15-3:15 pm

K-2 Movement Wednesday

2:15-3:15 pm

K-2 Cooking
Wednesday    2:15-3:15 pm 3-5 Art

Wednesday    2:15-3:15 pm

3-5 TV Production
           

Monday      3:30-4:30 pm

K-2 Etgar Outdoor Adventure Wednesday

2:15-3:15 pm

3-5 TV Production
Monday

3:30-4:30 pm

K-2 Etgar Outdoor Adventure Wednesday

3:30-4:30 pm

K-2 Chesed Club (Social Action)
Monday

3:30-4:30 pm

K-2 Conversational Hebrew Wednesday

3:30-4:30 pm

K-2 TV Production
Monday

3:30-4:30 pm

3-5 Coding Wednesday

3:30-4:30 pm

3-5 Book Club
Monday

3:30-4:30 pm

3-5 Music Wednesday

3:30-4:30 pm

3-5 Movement
Monday

4:45-5:45 pm

K-2 Coding Wednesday

4:45-5:45 pm

K-2 Art
Monday

4:45-5:45 pm

K-2 Music Wednesday

4:45-5:45 pm

K-2 Book Club
Monday

4:45-5:45 pm

3-5 Etgar Outdoor Adventure Wednesday

4:45-5:45 pm

3-5 Chesed Club (Social Action)
Monday

4:45-5:45 pm

3-5 Conversational Hebrew Wednesday

4:45-5:45 pm

3-5 Cooking

 

SATURDAY MORNINGS:

jLAB Shabbat mornings begin with a family t'filah experience from 9:30-10:00 am. This is a learning service, giving children and parents a chance to delve deep into the meanings of prayers and an overall understanding of the service, led by our song leader and members of the clergy. We will emphasize prayers that are needed for b’nei mitzvah and beyond, instilling a lifelong knowledge and appreciation of prayer.

Our jLAB K-5 curriculum is grounded in learning through experience and reflection. Learning cohorts are aligned as follows:

Grades K-1

Grades 2-3

Grades 4-5

Each cohort has a lead facilitator, two assistant lead facilitators, and teen madrichim (guides) who plan and implement programming that allows our youth to explore monthly curricular themes.

Each cohort engages with the Hebrew Through Movement curriculum every Saturday. This is a language acquisition strategy in which students learn Hebrew by hearing and responding to Hebrew commands. Over the course of the multi-year curriculum, our youth will learn foundational, holiday, synagogue, and prayer vocabulary. Additionally, “Jewish Life Vocabulary” is incorporated throughout all learning activities and provides for an environment rich in the Hebrew language.

MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS:

jLAB specialty workshops on Monday and Wednesday afternoons focus on the existing interests of our youth and provide opportunities to learn how Judaism can enhance those experiences. These workshops are meant to fully integrate Judaism and the respective interest areas to provide “whole-person learning.” Our current offerings of specialty workshops include:

  • Art: using a variety of media and materials to explore the idea of Hiddur Mitzvah (beautifying a commandment) through the creation of ritual objects and interpretations of thoughts and ideas; will also look at the works of Jewish artists and connect to existing works of art.

         Wednesdays | 2:15-3:15 pm for grades 3-5

 4:45-5:45 pm for grades K-2

  • Book Club: reading books with Jewish content and/or themes and discussing our connections to these stories; possibly creating some stories of our own

         Wednesdays | 3:30-4:30 pm for grades 3-5

  4:45-5:45 for grades K-2

  • Chesed Club for Social Action and Kindness: cultivating our empathy for one another through inspiring projects and experiences geared toward our community

         Wednesdays | 3:30-4:30 pm for grades K-2 

 4:45-5:45 pm for grades 3-5

  • Cooking: experiencing and connecting to our individual and cultural history and heritage through the culinary arts

         Wednesdays | 2:15-3:15 pm for grades K-2

 4:45-5:45 pm for grades 3-5

  • Coding: creating digital and spiritual connections through numbers, thoughts, and ideas, emphasizing Jewish values and concepts

         Mondays | 3:30-4:30 pm for grades 3-5

   4:45-5:45 pm for grades K-2

  • Etgar Outdoor Adventure: interacting with our environment through physical connections with our natural surroundings

         Mondays | 3:30-4:30 pm for grades K-2

   4:45-5:45 pm for grades 3-5

  • Hebrew as Spoken Language: through modern vocabulary and phrases, we will learn to speak Hebrew in a conversational manner similar to taking other foreign language classes

         Mondays | 3:30-4:30 pm for grades K-2

   4:45-5:45 for grades 3-5

  • Movement: inspiring connections between the way we move through space and our religious and cultural traditions of dance, martial arts, meditation, and more

         Wednesdays | 2:15-3:15 pm for grades K-2

 3:30-4:30 pm for grades 3-5

  • Music: exploring history and spirituality through music, both traditional and modern, and possibly creating some musical pieces of our own

         Mondays | 3:30-4:30 pm for grades 3-5

   4:45-5:45 pm for grades K-2

  • TV Production: creating and facilitating multimedia projects revolving around our stories and personal Jewish narratives; might include multiple interest areas such as on-screen talent, set design, production, scripting, etc.

          Wednesdays | 2:15-3:15 pm for grades 3-5

  3:30-4:30 pm for grades K-2

And of course, a major highlight of the year is our annual Mini BESHTY Retreat for Grades 3-5!

Wed, October 17 2018 8 Cheshvan 5779