Our mission is to educate children in the rhythms of Jewish life, to connect to the Temple Israel community and to contribute to creating a just world.
The theme for the 2022-2023 year is “Cycles of Jewish Time.”
What does Cycles of Jewish Time even mean?
- Our connection to this land and to seasonality, like the changing seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter) or the holiday seasons (Rosh Hashanah, Hanukkah, Purim, Passover). Upholding accountable relationships to land.
- Historical agricultural themes in holidays, also known as agrarian regionalism: highlighting the Jewish tradition of pilgrimage festivals and communal gatherings
- Jewish Time is spiralinear! Combining aspects of linear and cyclical movement through time
This year we will host a number of offerings for kids of all ages including performances, Shabbat meals, holiday celebrations, and take-home art bags. For kids ages 6-10, we will also offer Hebrew language classes on Sunday mornings and rotating learning modules that are 2-5 weeks long and focus on a particular subject pertaining to Cycles of Jewish Time.
We send a semi-weekly newsletter to families with information about upcoming events, classes and more. If you would like to receive the newsletter, email Alyssa at alyssa[at]templeisraelgreenfield.org.