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Family Education

For questions about our education programs contact Yardena Prawer at nehareducation@gmail.com

Jewish Learning is a life-long journey. That’s why our unique approach prioritizes family learning, where adults learn alongside their children and model the value of exploring Jewish text, culture, spirituality and traditions. We offer three programs to meet the needs of children ages 3-13, and after that we work with families individually to find the right offering in the wealth of amazing and varied post-b’mitzvah Jewish learning experiences.

The 2023-2024 Mishpacha program begins Monday, September 11, 5:30pm-7pm.

The 2023-2024 Family Learning Circle program will begin after the fall holidays.

Family Learning Circle

The Nehar Shalom Family Learning Circle is a family education program for children ages 3-6 and their parents. Learning together through stories, music, art, and drama, children and parents will share in Jewish expression and celebration. A Jewish framework and approach will be given to diversity, social justice, peace and community. This year's theme is "Jewish values"- each month we will explore a different Jewish value and how we embody Jewish values in our day-to-day-lives.

 

The Family Learning Circle meets one Sunday per month from September through June from 3:30-4:30 pm.

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 Mishpacha Family 
Hebrew School

Be a part of a Jewish learning experience with your child and a caring community of young people and parents.

 

Mishpacha joyfully fosters Jewish identity and knowledge, while seeking social justice and peace through Jewish lenses. Our curriculum includes Hebrew, tefillah (prayer) experience, and Jewish study focusing on a theme for each year. Recent themes include mitzvot and Jewish stories. This year we will focus on “how we got here”- vignettes in contemporary Jewish history that give context for our diverse, justice oriented Jewish community. 

 

This program brings together families who want to explore and learn together, creating community while immersed in Jewish learning. Acknowledging and celebrating our diversity, we are a multi-racial community welcoming parents of all or no faith backgrounds, family configurations, and levels of Jewish knowledge and experience. We strive to work with children and their grown-ups to meet the needs and learning styles of all our participants.

 

The Mishpacha program meets weekly on Mondays, 5:30-7pm.

B-Mitzvah Program
Preparation for Becoming a Responsible Community Member

Our Bmitzvah program welcomes students and families with diverse backgrounds and Jewish educational experiences. We work with each student and their family to define goals that will feel like a meaningful accomplishment while not being stressful or scary. B mitzvah cohorts create a supportive community of families to accompany and support each other through the process. The program offers opportunities for students to explore their Jewish identities as well as their personal relationship to Jewish history, Jewish community, mitzvot and practice, antisemitism and other forms of oppression, and justice work. In addition to individual tutoring, the program includes family workshops, attending Shabbat services, working with an adult mentor who is a member of the community, and an independent project of some kind. 

The next b mitzvah cohort will begin in the fall of 2023. Please contact Rabbi Leora for more information.

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