Our 6th Grade Nisayon (experience) program meets on Wednesday evenings, supplemented with meaningful Jewish experiences throughout the year, plus an optional weekly Hebrew learning lab. This schedule replaces the Sunday/mid-week schedule.
The themes of Middot (Jewish Virtues and Ethics), Shoah (Holocaust Studies) and Comparative Religion frame a year of edutainment, with an emphasis on Klal Yisrael (Jewish peoplehood and Comparative Judaism) and Eretz Yisrael (the Land of Israel).
Wednesday Classes: Students meet every Wednesday from 5:45-7:45 PM for a pizza dinner, t’filah (prayer service), camp-style Jewish studies and Hebrew learning based on your child’s reading level.
Hebrew Learning Labs: An optional, 20-minute Hebrew lab has been created for children's enrichment and support. These labs are available on a drop-in basis on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 - 5:45 PM. Reservations required.
Jewish Experiences: Our students have many unique Jewish experiences from which to choose. Some experiences take place at Temple Emanu-El, others take the learning outside of the classroom and beyond the walls of our synagogue. Students choose a minimum of six experiences to attend.
Retreat: 6th graders attend a two night retreat at Camp Harlam, which is focused on Mitzvot - February 19-21, 2016.
Youth Group: Extreme Bonim