JEWL Classes Spring 2022

These are the JEWL class offerings for the Spring Term of 2022, beginning Wednesday, March 30th, 2022.

Sign-ups are live!  Please email 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 encouraged to take at least one JEWL class each term.  Students enrolled in the full Talmud Torah program may take multiple JEWL classes.  Any student may enroll in an individual “a la carte” JEWL class, whether their family is a TBI member or not.  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.


JEWL CLASSES Spring 2022

Modern Jewish Music
w/Mina Wegner
Sundays 12:30-1:15pm
grades 2-5

Ever wish music class could be a few minutes longer? In this class, the focus will be enjoying our favorite Jewish music together. We will explore contemporary Jewish songs, artists, listen to music, sing adaptations of these songs lead by Mina, and explore the Jewish concepts within certain songs. This will also be an opportunity for students to suggest musicians and songs that they would like to have led in class, or even lead songs themselves!


Jewish Decision-Making
Sundays 12:30-1:15 pm
grades 4-7

There is a $20 bill on the sidewalk in front of your house, what do you do? A person is struggling in the pool, do you jump in to help? In this class, students confront a series of moral dilemmas and encounter core Jewish values, such as Tzar Ba’alei Hayyim (ethical treatment of animals) and Pikuah Nefesh (saving a life). We will navigate through a series of ethical puzzles together. This is a perfect introduction to Jewish law, reasoning, and decision making. Questions encouraged!


Passover: From Seder to Exodus
w/Shayna Meltzer
grades 2-5
Wednesdays 5:10-5:55pm

Learn about a major Jewish holiday just as we enter spring: Passover! We will discuss all the ins and outs of the holiday through different types of media: arts, books, movies, and more. We will explore Passover in many different ways: discuss new and old traditions, create our own Seder plates, write and perform a Passover play, read the story of the exodus, watch the Prince of Egypt, and more!


Fiddlers on Our Roof: Shtetl Stories
w/Rob Stein
Wednesdays 5:10-5:55pm
grades 4-7

We will learn about what life was like for some of our ancestors in the shtetls of Eastern Europe prior to World War I through a range of reading materials, videos, art, and possible guest speakers.  The class will watch and discuss the movie “Fiddler on the Roof” (in several parts) as a representation of shtetl life.


Jewish History through Creative Projects
w/Aliza Benor
Wednesdays 5:10-5:55pm
grades 4-7

Diaspora groups, Jewish languages, food and culture, all explored through creative projects! Art, music, filmmaking, and improv.

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