Judaic Education Magnet @ Har Sinai Congregation, A Community of Jewish Learning and Leadership (JEM)
Why do we…? Why don’t we…? Why did …. happen?
“Why” drives a lot of our daily lives. Sometimes we have answers, sometimes we don’t, yet the curiosity that motivates our students enables them to engage with these questions on a whole different level. As we help our children develop critical thinking skills, we look to our tradition to inform our present, and future.
Our approach to Jewish education is hands-on, minds-on, hearts open. Balancing innovation and tradition, we combine 21st century learning tools and modern living with ancient texts and tradition. Together we’ll explore the many facets of Judaism. Here, it is not only a right to question, it is a responsibility.
Early Elementary Program ~ K-2 Our Builders
Grades 3 – 5 ~ Cooperative Learning
Middle School ~ 6 – 7 Education in Action
Our Avanim program (jewels) serves students with a variety of developmental delays. With a certified Special Education instructor, the curriculum is tailored for each student, with his or her strengths in mind.
Life after B’nai Mitzvah
Beginning in Grade 8, as Madrichim-in-Training (MITs), teens learn positive discipline, lesson planning and classroom management, in order to serve in classrooms and specialty areas as teaching assistants. Beginning in Grade 9, the madrichim choose their assignments. Teens may gain community service hours and funds, banked toward Jewish youth activities such as camp and trips. Our diverse programs include our Congregational Confirmation class, geared toward Grade 10, hallmarks of which are study with Rabbi Joseph and Cantor Gerber, as well as our heritage trip to New York City.
Please contact our Interim Director of Congregational Learning & Programming, Dr./Cantor Rhoda Harrison.