Religious School Family Learning and Community
Nevei Kodesh Religious School:
Active Learning and Community for the Whole Family
Students and Parents Share Learning and “Doing Jewish” Together
LJL (Living a Jewish Life) T’fila (prayer) Gatherings are held during the first ½ hour of each Sunday class session. We learn about prayer, blessings, and values through songs, stories, and sharing with students and parents. It’s a chance to touch base, learn, and hear updates about community activities.
CTR (Crossing the River) Master Classes, taught by Rav Bracha monthly during regular CTR class time, offer interactive learning for students and parents together to strengthen the knowledge and practice that will make the bnai mitzvah process as meaningful as possible for families. It creates a comfortable atmosphere for student and parents to “get on the same page.”
Family Shabbat Potlucks are held several times a year within the broader Nevei Kodesh community. Students help lead blessings in an informal setting and have time to hang out with classmates while parents meet members of Nevei Kodesh who don’t have children in the school. There’s always good music, and the food is great!
Holiday experiences include hands on challah and hamentasch baking, making decorations and ritual objects, and celebrating together.
ShabbaTot gatherings are held on Saturday mornings monthly for parents with children from 0 – 4. Activities in this joyous atmosphere include age-appropriate singing, dancing, crafts, stories and snacks.
Parents Become Engaged Partners in Community
Chai Mitzvah class is taught monthly by Rav Sarah Bracha during LJL classes. Based on an acclaimed curriculum, Chai Mitzvah is a rich learning opportunity for adults, including those with little Jewish educational background and those with a great deal of Jewish knowledge. Within a small learning community, the class provides an individualized approach to deepening engagement in Jewish life, exploring learning, spirituality, and social action.
LJL Parent Shmoozes are informal coffee and bagel gatherings during LJL class times several times a year. Parents get to know each other, talk about ways to collaborate and just enjoy a relaxed Sunday morning together.
CTR Parent Meetings are held approximately every other month during CTR classes. These offer an opportunity to discuss anything related to bnai mitzvah planning, mitzvah projects, sharing ideas and advice about supporting students during this tremendous growth phase in their lives.
Parents volunteer to host, plan and support school activities
Check out the calendar for updated information about all activities.