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Programs



Kindergarten - 1st Grade

  • Schedule, Term: Sep 13, 2017 - May 23, 2018
    • Saturdays, 10am-noon

  • Prayer
    Students will be exposed to key prayers in Jewish life, especially those in which they will encounter in our Shabbat morning services. Students will work in small groups and individually with Morah Lily, one of our Assistant JLC Directors to evaluate and sharpen Hebrew reading and writing skills.

  • Torah
    Students will engage actively in learning Torah stories, as they retell favorite scenes from the Torah, from Abraham and Sarah to Moses and Miriam.

  • Shabbat and Holidays
    Students will learn the practical and beautiful aspects of our holidays, as they touch, taste, listen, and fully experience what each holiday has to offer.

  • Israel
    From history to modern day life, students will experience Israel through a sensory approach. Wednesday students will also interact with our “Rishona”, an Israeli teen who spends the year with us teaching us firsthand about life in Israel.

    * Please Note: Child must be at least 5 years old by Oct. 1 of the school year for which you are registering.


 

 2nd - 4th Grade

  • Schedule, Term: Sep 13, 2017 - May 23, 2018
    • BOTH Wednesdays, 4-6:15pm AND Saturdays, 10am-noon

  • Hebrew and Prayer
    Students focus their efforts on learning Hebrew and prayers they will encounter on Shabbat. Familiarity with the siddur, reading and reciting tefillot (prayers) with fluency, and comfort in reading and writing key Hebrew words will all be emphasized. Skills learned in JLC will allow students to be comfortable approaching their bar/bat mitzvah ceremony with confidence, as they gain skills that will ease them into a lifetime of Jewish learning and living. 

  • Torah
    Torah will come alive, as students use creative expression and art to find meaning in the weekly Torah reading. As they become old enough to add their interpretations to our communal knowledge, students begin to make connections between the Torah and everyday living. 

  • Shabbat and Holidays
    Students continue to explore Shabbat and holidays throughout the year, as they broaden their knowledge of ritual practices, historical significance, and personal meaning. Students will not just be fluent in the “how” of holidays but will begin  to construct an ever-deepening understanding of the “why”.

  • History and Israel
    Students will continue to interact with our “Rishona”, an Israeli teen who spends the year with us teaching us firsthand about life in Israel. Students and teachers will examine Jewish history and both ancient and modern Israel, making meaning of events through the use of timelines, maps, and technology.

 

 

3rd - 7th Grade
  • Schedule, Term: Sep 13, 2017 - May 23, 2018
    • BOTH Wednesdays, 4-6:15pm AND Saturdays, 10am-noon

  • Hebrew and Prayer
    Students focus their efforts on learning Hebrew and prayers they will encounter on Shabbat. Familiarity with the siddur, reading and reciting tefillot (prayers) with fluency, and comfort in reading and writing key Hebrew words will all be emphasized. Skills learned in JLC will allow students to be comfortable approaching their bar/bat mitzvah ceremony with confidence, as they gain skills that will ease them into a lifetime of Jewish learning and living.

  • Torah
    Torah will come alive, as students use creative expression and art to find meaning in the weekly Torah reading. As they become old enough to add their interpretations to our communal knowledge, students begin to make connections between the Torah and everyday living.

  • Shabbat and Holidays
    Students continue to explore Shabbat and holidays throughout the year, as they broaden their knowledge of ritual practices, historical significance, and personal meaning. Students will not just be fluent in the “how” of holidays but will begin  to construct an ever-deepening understanding of the “why”.

  • History and Israel
    Students will continue to interact with our “Rishona”, an Israeli teen who spends the year with us teaching us firsthand about life in Israel. Students and teachers will examine Jewish history and both ancient and modern Israel, making meaning of events through the use of timelines, maps, and technology.




All Grades & Parents  - Shabbat Program

Our Shabbat curriculum will allow all students to experience Shabbat in action, as they actively participate in an age-appropriate and engaging Shabbat morning service for students as well as other activities appropriate for the day.
Shabbat is a special time for students and families.

Every week parents are encouraged to come with their children. Every other Shabbat will have alternating programs.





Regular Shabbat (alternating weeks)

Students go to their regular classrooms with their teachers. Parents are encouraged to enjoy snacks and good coffee and some schmooze, and/or attend adult activities and seminars offered on various topics. We're calling our seminar program "@nourish." Nourish your body, your mind and Jewish spirit! Offerings will include items like yoga, Jewish parenting, Shabbat 101 and others. If you like, you can also head upstairs for Shabbat Services. The whole community joins together for a Kiddush lunch, at approx. 12pm.





Hinei Mah Tov - Shabbat Family Service
 (opposite alternating weeks)
Students will go to their classrooms from 10-10:30am.
Families come together for Hinei Mah Tov Family Service from 10:30-noon. It’s an age appropriate, kinetic, FUN service full of song and activity!  K-2 students MUST have a parent/caregiver present with them (3rd-7th grade students are encouraged to attend with a parent, but it is not required.) In Hinei Mah Tov students will understand and appreciate the skills they are acquiring in class.



STOM Youth Group (grades 8-12)
Meets Wednesdays, 6:15-8pm (
Term: Sep 13, 2017 - May 23, 2018)
STOM (Shomrei Teens of Montclair) focuses on social action. This year's focus will be the issue of hunger. The group will decide together what community service projects to tackle and how to tackle them. Accompanied and guided by JLC Assistant Director, Aylah Winter, STOM teens can make a difference while having fun and making social connections at the same time. Social events, outings and a weekend trip to Washington DC are also part of the plan. Connecting Jewish living and ethics to the teenager's life and world is the prime goal STOM.

 


For More Information:
Heather Brown
Director of Education
hbrown@shomrei.org 
(973) 746-5031, ext. 4





 

 





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