ALEPH BET CLUB
In an environment that culls from both Montessori and Reggio Emilia approaches to learning, the Aleph Bet Club is a warm and happy introduction to the Jewish holidays & Jewish values through the letters of the Aleph Bet. The medium: child-led exploratory play, story telling, working with natural materials, and music with Gabriella!
“I can do that!” Children try their hand at daily life skills such as caring for living things and collaborative family tasks, framed by the Torah stories of the world’s beginnings and the founding fathers and mothers of the Jewish People. During their second year, the children will explore our town filled with Mitzvot and values on every corner, and hardworking people who keep everything running.
Hebrew Skills: Children will focus on Hebrew reading skills using the acclaimed Aleph Champ reading program, and engage with the basics of conversational Hebrew during their time with our ShinShinim.
The Land of Israel and values such as Hospitality and Mindful Eating come to life as children experience, create, and learn skills to help them excel socially and develop positive character. Exposure to woodworking, STEAM, and cooking gives real-life value to Torah’s wisdom.
Hebrew Skills: Hebrew reading skills are further enforced continuing with the Aleph Champ program, along with building Hebrew vocabulary and phrases reflecting the current lessons and themes. An exposure to basic conversational Hebrew and vocabulary will come to life with the fun and authentic SinShinim from Israel!
Get in the kitchen! Judaism is filled with Mitzvot and values connected to food, and following a recipe is a metaphor for life. Students will explore Shabbat and holidays, the Jewish life cycle, and values relating to healthy and mindful eating through cookbook writing, recipe developing, and the culinary arts.
Hebrew skills: Students learn the basics of conversational Hebrew through role playing, songs, and activities with our ShinShinim.
BAT MITZVAH CLUB
What’s the point of a Bat Mitzvah anyway?
Are you all caught up with the theme, the clothing and the party favors, but haven’t thought too much about the meaning? Join the Bat Mitzvah club and find out. At BMC, we challenge our perceptions about Judaism and feminism. Debating and discussing our history and values gives us space to make meaning and take ownership of our identities as young Jewish women, and creative expression and community outreach helps us connect our values to our everyday real lives. Share your interests, goals, hopes and dreams. A handcrafted scrapbook will curate your thoughts and ideas as we explore and have fun together. Express yourself!
Give yourself a Bat Mitzvah gift. Join BMC! Because a Bat Mitzvah is not really about the party, it’s about YOU.
FAMILY LEARNING TRACK
Is your family looking for meaningful Jewish experiences and a place to be with other families like yours- but not ready for a weekly commitment? Sign up for the Family Track! Monthly Sunday morning events for the whole family plus a series of Shabbat dinners together with the JKids community.