These are the JEWL class offerings for the First Semester of 2023-24, beginning October 1st, 2023.
Sign-ups are live! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the link to the JEWL Sign-Up Genius form.
Please note the grade level range and day of the week for each class. All students in grades 2-7 are enrolled in the full Talmud Torah program and are encouraged to take multiple JEWL classes each semester, one on Sundays and one on Wednesdays. All the JEWL class topics are intended to offer important elements of Jewish education, so we encourage you to stretch your comfort zone and learn something new.
Jewish Holidays Through Creative Projects
Sundays 12:30-1:15 pm
Create beautiful ritual objects for the Jewish holidays throughout the year, as well as learn about how different Jewish populations celebrate holidays differently. Create Menorahs, Mezuzahs, Seder Plates, Honey Dishes, mini-Sukkahs, and more.
Beginning Israeli Dance
From old classic circle dances to some modern line dances, everyone will have fun moving around in this class. Students may be asked to teach us all a dance or two at the Family Shabbat Service and Dinner in January!
Jewish Roots: Where do we Come From?
Learn about your family’s history and Jewish roots. We will learn about food, clothing, art holidays, and languages while having a blast being creative together. We’ll create a family art project you can enjoy and share at home.
Exploring the Kibbutzim of Israel
Students will learn about the history and purpose of the kibbutzim as well as the impact they have had on the land and people of Israel throughout the past century: Why do they exist? What are the different types? Why are they beginning to disappear? Students will explore different facets of this experience and will work in groups to imagine and design their own kibbutz concept which they will present at the end of the semester.