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Nevei Kodesh Religious School

A journey of connection, discovery and joyous Judaism 

It's about cultivating joyous Judaism through experiences and community. We invite children and teens to join us on the adventure of their Jewish journey. As we delve into Jewish values, spirituality, social action and the mystical beauty of Jewish teaching and life; we help foster a personal and collective journey of discovery. 

Join us! Register online for the 2017-2018 school year

What: Sunday Religious School (includes Hebrew learning classes) + Tuesday Hebrew School 
Time: 10am - 12:30pm 
Who: preschool - teens (madrichim teen work program is new on Sunday mornings/all teens welcome)
Parents: invited to join us each Sunday from 10-10:30 for songs + prayers with Rav Bracha
When: scheduled Sundays throughout the year based on the BVSD calendar + holidays [print calendar]

Important to know: All are welcome, we respect diversity & love empowering children through Jewish learning

What is special about Nevei Kodesh Religious School? We value individuality and diversity. We believe in the transformative power of relationships and belonging. Nevei Kodesh offers a safe space for children to learn, grow and explore. Sunday Religious School is offered throughout the school year, based on the Jewish holiday and BVSD calendar. Discovery is planned based on curriculum that values “living a Jewish life” with an experiential focus to challenge, encourage and inspire children of all ages. 

What's NEW for CTR? Our CTR 1 & 2, 6th and 7th grade students, will now attend on Sunday mornings. This connects them to our entire school community. It also provides time and space for them to build special relationships and connections with those in their B'nai Mitzvah year. This year, CTR 1, Crossing the River, will include study with Rav Bracha, social action project-based learning, Weird Torah study, field trips and community building. 

CTR 2, led by Maggid Charna Rosenholz, is an extensive, passionate and beautiful study of Torah. Through the course of the year, we study Torah stories via bibliodrama, careful analysis of the text and personal stories. As we learn more about the ancestors of Jewish tradition, we also develop the necessary critical thinking skills that help students throughout life. In CTR 2, the learning environment is carefully crafted to create a vibrant, inclusive and experiential learning lab for each student. 

What's NEW for songs & prayers? From 10-10:30am, we are introducing a time for songs & prayers led by Rav Sarah Bracha and friends. For the rest of the morning, students will engage in experiential learning, chuggim (electives), Hebrew (reading, decoding and speaking) and eating  allergy-friendly snacks together. 

What's NEW for holiday discovery? For holiday learning, special Sunday mornings throughout the year will be transformed into a multi-age mornings of discovery and learning. Students will explore the meanings of the holidays through social action, arts, science, games, nature, cooking and sharing. On scheduled camp day Sundays, we will also offer a time for parent/caregiver learning and sharing with Rav Bracha and friends. We will end the morning at 12:45pm with a pizza schmooze lunch for families and community to enjoy together. 

What's NEW for preschoolers? We now offer a meaningful time of learning, community and connection for preschoolers on Sunday mornings. Throughout the morning, they will explore, learn, connect with older students and enjoy discovering their own unique Jewish journey at our special Religious School. This class begins at age 3 (could be slightly earlier) for children who are potty-trained at our start time and feeling ready to be at Religious School. 

What's NEW for teens? We welcome teens to become madrichim on Sunday mornings at Religious School. Teens bring an amazing value as they connect with students in learning, share songs with Rav Bracha in shira, create allergy-free fun snacks, plan programs and more! There is extensive value in our youngest students seeing our teens staying connected to our beautiful community on Sunday mornings. 

HERE'S THE CALENDAR!

 

Thu, November 23 2017 5 Kislev 5778