2018 Hebrew School Message

We look forward to seeing you and your children on the first day of class, Monday, September 24, 2018 at 3:30 pm.

Please return your Registration Forms by August 1.

Please submit your forms even if you cannot make a full payment at this time. Cost is never prohibitive at Havurah and anyone experiencing financial concerns should be in touch with Havurah Treasurer, Matt Utterback.

We believe that being a part of a Jewish community works to strengthen Jewish identity in our students. It is our hope that in our program they will have positive Jewish experiences while increasing their general knowledge and engagement with Jewish values, holidays and traditions, history, Israel, and Hebrew as a living language.

Class will continue to meet on Mondays from 3:30-5:15pm.

We will re-evaluate the Hebrew School schedule as our student body evolves. Thanks to all who provided feedback about best days and times to meet.

Since Havurah is a lay-led community that depends on the participation of its members,  all Hebrew School parents are asked to contribute at least 10 hours (per family) of their time over the course of the school year.

Opportunities for participation might include:

  1. Assembling and disassembling the Sukkah
  2. Volunteering at our Chanukah, Purim Carnival, and model Seder
  3. Clean-up and inventory at various times of the year
  4. Serve as classroom parent or chaperone

If you have a special skill or program idea, let Sarit know! While we believe that greater parental involvement benefits the whole school community, we recognize that not all members are able to volunteer their time. Therefore, each family has the option of paying $15 for each hour that they cannot contribute, so that we can hire additional classroom and school support.

There will be an online portal for homework and enrichment that students will work with throughout the year. It will allow students to engage with multimedia, games, songs, and more to supplement what they do in class. For our advanced students, in particular,  this will be a great tool to ensure they continue to be appropriately challenged!

We will also be setting out some learning objectives for each group of students and will work to balance academic materials with experiential learning.

Information about class structure and curriculum will be sent out in early September. We hope you are as excited as we are about the coming year, and about playing a part in making our Hebrew School a fulfilling and enjoyable experience for all.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
The Education Committee,
Sarit Katzew, Director of Education