Temple B’nai Abraham Jewish Learning Program 2017-2018

Newly Remodeled, Child-Focused, Individualized

Dear JLP Families,

We are excited to introduce a new scheduling design for the 2017-18 school year. The new program was developed after much research and a great deal of thought. During this extended work, two principal goals for our children emerged:

Provide as much individualized help learning to read Hebrew as possible.

Create a sacred space for our children to learn the importance and beauty of Jewish connection to history, ritual, one another, and the future.

As you read through the attached material, you will see that the greatest emphasis in the Mercaz Ivrit (Hebrew) classes is ensuring that each child is instructed in a small, individualized and dedicated learning environment. Additionally, we know that the Shoreshim program (Roots-Judaics and Prayer) will provide our children with the necessary foundation to become connected to the Jewish world throughout their lives.

Now more than ever in our contemporary Jewish journey, it is important for us to teach our children in significant ways and help them see that commitment to our shared history and purpose is essential to the future of our people.

We believe that you will find this program offers extreme flexibility while maximizing our teaching time and potential. We invite any questions you may have, but encourage you to thoroughly read through ALL of the material. We know you will find that this program first, offers our families extreme flexibility , while maximizing our teaching time and potential.

A Sign-Up Genius will be emailed on April 5,  so that you can make a personal appointment to register over the phone with a JLP staff member for registration in May.  Registrations will be done only over the phone. Registration will not be done in person or without a prior Sign-Up Genius appointment. In order to expedite the procedure, please finalize your plans prior to your appointment with our staff member. Our staff will be looking for answers to the following questions:

  • Which day will your child be coming for their Shoreshim (Roots-Judaic, Prayer) class? (Monday or Tuesday). This applies to students in grades K-6. You will be guaranteed a spot on the day you choose.
  • What are your three preferred time slots for your Mercaz Ivrit (Hebrew Class)? This applies to students in grades 3-6.
  • Who are the members of your carpool? We will do everything we can to try and accommodate carpools.
  • If your child is in seventh grade, will the child be attending Monday afternoon or Tuesday evening?

Melissa Weiner, Director of Jewish Learning, Clifford M. Kulwin, Rabbi, Abby Silverman, & Michelle Barishaw, Co-Chairs, Board of Education


JLP New Program Information
Meeting on Tues, March 14

In an effort to further explain the new program for next year, we will be having an informational meeting:
Tuesday, March 14, at 6:15 PM
We will take this time  to review the new schedule for clarification and questions. If you have a personal question specific to your child you are welcome to make an appointment.
No specific class placements will be discussed.
Thank  you,
Melissa Gettinger Weiner   Rabbi Kulwin   Abby Silverman   Michelle Barishaw


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