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Religious School

Want to learn as a family, select the topics, and choose the time for learning?  All of this is possible for families with 3rd -8th grade students at Beth Ahm's Manny (z'l) & Natalie Charach Religious School.
 
Here’s how it works:
 - Select a 45-minute individual/family learning session on Monday, Tuesday, 
or Thursday.  Yes, you pick the day and time that is best for you! 
 - Decide if you would like to meet in person at the synagogue or on Zoom.
 - Then, with the guidance of the religious school staff, select learning topics that are of interest to your child(ren) and family.  The school year is divided into four quarters so you can study multiple topics.  A sampling of classes is below.
 
Click here to access enrollment documents.
To view the school calendar, click here.
 
Shalom Aleph Bet!  Let’s Learn to Read Hebrew
https://jewniorclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Aleph-Bet.pngThird and Fourth graders and beginning Religious School students will use this year to learn to read Hebrew and develop Hebrew vocabulary relative to Jewish practice and prayer.
 
La-Bri’ut:  To Our Health and Wellness
PictureVia five values-focused modules, learners gain a variety of tools that build resiliency and supportive strategies for better managing the challenges that life can throw their way, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.  Learning is anchored in Jewish texts and tales of our past, offering rich understandings of Jewish values that build resiliency and guide personal and communal health and wellness: sukkat shalom (a shelter of peace); ometz lev (inner strength); g’vurah (courage); k’hillah  (community) and chesed (loving kindness, tying into hope).
 
Jewish Heroes I Can Be
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/e4/e5/8c/e4e58c3652c47a0fe1864f4ae0574fa6--fall-festivals-sunday-school.jpgWho are the heroes in our Torah stories and how can we act like them?  Students will create a “memory book” to share what they have learned about these heroes as well as themselves.  Geared for up to grade 4.
 
Living Jewish Values
https://www.collindemocrats.org/wp-content/uploads/values.jpgA Jewish foundation helps us to navigate the world.  In this class, student(s) will study the values of identity building, living in a community, family and friends, and social action to help build their Jewish identity.  A family social action project culminates the experience.
 
The History of Israel through Music
https://www.spiroark.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Jewish-Music-image.gifIsrael is a young country – only 72 years old!  Explore the history of our homeland through song.  Explore music, lyrics and musicians and how Israel is reflected through them.
 
Hiddur Mitzvah: Jewish Tradition through Art
https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/b/bar-mitzvah-ou-clipart-images-graphiques-de-mitzvah-de-bat-10388379.jpgThe concept of hiddur mitzvah means making a mitzvah (commandment) beautiful.  We will learn about different types of ritual objects and why they are used.  This unit will culminate in creating a one-of-a kind heirloom quality ritual item.
 
L’Dor va’Dor: From Generation to Generation
https://whizolosophy.com/public/uploads/images/2018/02/1518908171_Generations.jpgEvery family has a story to tell.  Explore Jewish communities around the world with a focus on where your family came from by learning history and culture.  Music, family stories, recipes and pictures will become artifacts in creating a family storyboard.
 
Keva and Kavanah: Exploring Prayer and its Meaning
https://virtueconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/head-and-heart.jpgKeva, the words that we pray and the times that we say them, and Kavanah, the intention and meaning behind our praying, are two core values that shape Jewish t’filah (prayer).  What and how do we pray?  What does that prayer mean to you?  What does it teach you about God and being
                       a Jew?  Geared for 5th grade and above.
 
My Bar/Bat Mitzvah Story: A Tale of Growth
Make This Journal! My Bar/Bat Mitzvah YearSo you are going to become Bar/Bat Mitzvah – Mazel Tov!!!  What does this life-cycle event mean for you?  Your family?  How do I balance learning, growth and celebration?  How do I NOT stress out?  These and more questions will be explored using art, journaling and more.  For pre-Bar/Bat Mitzvah aged
                      students.
 
Additionally, students will increase their Hebrew reading fluency through online apps and check-ins with the teacher.  Twenty minutes a week will make better Hebrew readers.
 
For more information, contact Gail Greenberg at 248-851-6880 or ggreenberg@cbahm.org
 
Sun, October 25 2020 7 Cheshvan 5781