Jewish Culture Classes

Families seeking Jewish identity building and education have an excellent resource at the J. The Jewish Culture and Learning Department offers a wide variety of classes, workshops and forums for everyone from young families to older adults. These programs include collaborations with Israel and strive to expand the knowledge and understanding of Judaism through ongoing learning. The department also serves as a Jewish resource for the community.

Israel Connections Club

Activities for children ages 3 years to 5th grade

The Israel Connections Club aims to connect Westchester Israelis and other Hebrew speaking families through programming and events that emphasize spoken Hebrew and provide a fun and secular way to experience Jewish holidays and Israeli culture. Programming is available for children, families and adults.

Shirim V’Mischakim

Ages 3 – 5 years old

Pre-schoolers and Kindergartners will have fun in Hebrew in this dynamic class through movement, music, puppets and games.  The songs and activities in class will emphasize oral communication.  Class themes are based on Israeli culture and a secular approach to Jewish holidays. This program is conducted entirely in Hebrew and is geared to children who speak Hebrew at home or with proven proficiency.

13 Tuesdays, September 16 – December 9, 2014
3:45 – 5:00pm
JP01F
$400
20 Tuesdays, January 13- June 2, 2015
3:45 – 5:00pm
JP01F
$615

No classes: 2/17, 4/7

Click here for the registration form

Ivrit B’Ivr it (Hebrew Literacy)

Ages 1st – 5th grades

This Hebrew literacy class is taught by two professional Israeli educators who will work on expanding vocabulary and building literacy with a curriculum that weaves in Israeli culture, and Jewish holidays and themes. Children will be grouped and separated for activities in classes based on age and Hebrew proficiency. Younger students will focus on learning to read and write in Hebrew while older students continue their mastery of the language. Classes include conversation, games, books and written work. Weekly assignments are given to continue the learning throughout the week. This program is conducted entirely in Hebrew and is geared to children who speak Hebrew at home or with proven proficiency.

13 Tuesdays, September 16 – December 9, 2014
3:45 – 5:00pm
JP03F
$400

20 Tuesdays, January 13- June 2, 2015
3:45 – 5:00pm
JP03F
$615

No classes: 2/17, 4/7

Click here for the registration form

Matchilim (Beginners Hebrew)

Ages 1st – 3rd grades

Children will enjoy learning to read, write and speak modern Hebrew with a professional educator who is experienced teaching the language to non-native speaking children. The class will use the proven TaL AM curriculum and is nonreligious in its approach, although Jewish themes or holidays may be touched upon in an Israeli cultural context. This class is geared towards students with no prior knowledge of Hebrew.

13 Tuesdays, September 16 – December 9, 2014
3:45 – 5:00pm
JP07F
$400

20 Tuesdays, January 13- June 2, 2015
3:45 – 5:00pm
JP07F
$615

No classes: 2/17, 4/7

Click here for the registration form

The Westchester Jewish Teen Learning Initiative

Ages 8th -12th grades

Jewish learning that fits your interests, personality and schedule. Programs are open for all Jewish teens throughout Westchester across the range of Jewish practice and educational backgrounds.

See www.thejewisheducationproject.org for more information.

Jewish Workshops

The JCC, in conjunction with Jewish Renaissance Experience (JRE), will provide a variety of Jewish workshops throughout the year. Workshops include introduction to the High Holidays, Challah making, Hamentashen baking, and more.

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