Children’s Education at KHN
Jewish Education during the Covid-19 emergency.
In ancient days, Jews would study Torah in caves, to escape Roman persecution.
These days, instead of caves, we are using Zoom Rooms for both Hebrew and Shabbat classes.
Our self-paced Hebrew prayer curriculum is easily adapted to independent study at home. During regular class time (4:45 – 6:15) students are expected to be working on their current prayer packet. Teachers and madrichim are available for phone calls when students need help. All the packets, contact information, and additional resources are posted on a Trello board for each class. If you need the link to your student’s Trello board, contact Elizabeth Fagin. In addition to self-paced work, each class will “gather” in a Zoom Room for a short session of check-in, discussion, and games. Teachers will email the sign-in code for classes each week. The schedule for Zoom Rooms is:
3rd Grade Hebrew: 4:45 – 5:00 pm
4th Grade Hebrew: 5:00 – 5:15 pm
5th Grade Hebrew: 5:15 – 5:30 pm
6th Grade Hebrew: 5:30 – 5:45 pm
Out of the Box! Shabbat Classes
For our scheduled Out of the Box classes (Saturday mornings following the first and third Fridays each month) Zoom Rooms will meet at the following times:
Pk/K: 9:30 – 10:00 am
1st/2nd: 10:00 – 10:30 am
3rd/4th: 10:30 – 11:00 am
5th/6th: 11:00 – 11:30 am
7th: 11:00 – 11:30 am
Additionally – information and activities following the curriculum of each grade level will be emailed to parents for home study the week before class.
Our Jewish Education Philosophy
At Kol HaNeshamah, we believe that all of our children deserve an engaging, fun, and quality Jewish learning experience.
Our teachers and staff are dedicated to providing meaningful, vibrant learning experiences for all of our students at Kol HaNeshamah. We believe that Jewish Learning is a collaboration between our families and our community, and seek to partner with you in providing opportunities for your children to build Jewish identity and knowledge.
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For students to be enrolled in our KHN Education program (with the exception of KHN Kids – our toddler/parent program) they must be members of Kol HaNeshamah. Please contact our Executive Director by email or phone: 206-935-1590 for more information on how you can become a member.
Classes are held on 2 Saturdays a month, and every Tuesday afternoon. Saturday morning classes take place on the first and third Shabbat Weekends (the Saturday following our Friday Night services). Please see the calendar for exact dates. Days and times of classes are:
- KHN Kids: 3rd Shabbat of Every Month at 9:30 – 10:30 am
Babies and toddlers aged 0 – 3 with parents, grandparents, or caretakers
Music, stories, easy crafts, and fun!
- Out Of The Box!: 1st & 3rd Saturdays* at 9:30 – 11:30 am;
Preschool – 7th Grade in grade level classes
Jewish studies – values, history, ritual, prayer & holidays
- Hebrew School: Tuesdays at 4:45 – 6:15 pm;
3rd – 6th Grade
Prayer based Hebrew instruction
- B’nai Mitzvah: Tuesdays at 4:45 – 6:15 pm;
Study with Rabbi Zari to prepare to become a Bar/Bat Mitzvah. B’nai Mitzvah students also attend Out Of The Box! classes on 1st and 3rd Saturdays.
- 8th Grade: Every other Tuesday at 4:45 – 6:15
Hands on Social Justice
Shabbat is For Families!
We hold our Out of the Box! classes 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.
Do not hesitate to email Director of Children’s Education, Elizabeth Fagin with questions or concerns.
We look forward to a year of learning with your children!