New this year! Omanut L’dor V’dor

Omanut:  L’Dor V’dor 

Judaism and the Arts – From Generation to Generation

An Inter-generational Program

This program is geared for families with children (ideally ages 3-10), adults—both “empty nesters” as well as older adults who may be far from or without grandchildren of their own.

Jews have been making art since biblical days, when the artist Bezalel was commissioned to create the Tabernacle (the portable Sanctuary) in the wilderness.  Since then, Jews have expressed themselves in many different ways:  making beautiful visual representations, using different media such as paint, collage, calligraphy; cooking special foods and delicacies in honor of Shabbat, holidays, and special occasions, and writing and performing inspiring music, in religious as well as secular settings.  Guest artists will lead parts of each session’s program.

In these monthly sessions, children and adults of all ages will have an opportunity to deepen their connection to Judaism, experiment with different forms of artistic expression, and also develop meaningful relationships with others of all ages and generations in the broader Jewish community.  Sponsored by Kol HaNeshamah, with a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, Omanut: L’Dor Va’dor is free to all, though registration is required. Please click here to register. Participants may choose to attend one or more (or all!) sessions.

Jan. 12, 2020 Story Telling April 26, 2020 Music and Dance
Feb. 9, 2020 Visual Arts May 31, 2020 Fiber Arts
March 15, 2020 Cooking June 14, 2020 Hiddur HaMitzvah

All sessions will be held at Kol HaNeshamah, 6115 SW Hinds Street, Seattle, 98116, and are from 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Children’s Education at Kol HaNeshamah

For students to be enrolled in our KHN Education program ( with the exception of KHNKids) they must be members of Kol HaNeshamah. Please contact Connie at or call 206-935-1590 for more information on how you can become a member.

Contact our Education Director with any questions.

Introduction to our Children’s Education Programs

We strive to provide meaningful, vibrant learning experiences for all of our students at Kol HaNeshamah. We believe Jewish Learning is a collaboration between our families and our community. We seek to partner with you in providing opportunities for your children to build Jewish identity and knowledge.

Our program includes a one Saturday a month KHN Kids for our youngest learners, Jewish Studies Out of the Box! program two Saturdays a month for Pre-K through 7th grades, Hebrew studies on Tuesdays for our 3rd through 7th Grader, and Social Action in Action for 8th grade, meeting two Tuesdays a month.

Days and times of classes are:

  • KHN Kids 3rd Shabbat of Every Month at 9:30 – 10:30 am
  • Out Of The Box! Saturdays at 9:30 – 11:30 am
  • Hebrew School Tuesdays at 4:45 – 6:15 pm
  • Social Action for 8th Graders Tuesdays 4:45 – 6:15 pm

Since our program is limited in the number of hours we meet (just 36 hours a year for Out of the Box!), we strongly encourage your participation at KHN holiday and community events, as well as home Jewish conversations and practice. In this way, we can work together to provide opportunities for Jewish Identity development and connection to the Jewish people.

Our Out of the Box! classes are held on Shabbat intentionally. Shabbat is one of the central tenets of Judaism. Coming together as a community to learn and worship on Shabbat is also one of the most wonderful pieces of the Kol HaNeshamah community. We encourage you to come with your children on Shabbat morning – stay for Torah Study at 9:30 and then join the students and the community for Shabbat worship at 10:45. Out of The Box! students join the Shabbat Services at 11:30. Classes conclude at the end of Shabbat morning services.

Out of the Box Curriculum 2017-2018 

Do not hesitate to contact us at with questions or concerns.

We look forward to a year of learning with your children!