Sign In Forgot Password

Kesher, meaning connection, aims to facilitate connections between each individual child and their own expression of Judaism, among children and families, and with meaningful Jewish rituals and experiences. Our core Jewish life program for Kindergarten-6th grade meets in-person on Sundays. In addition, we offer an alternative option for 1st grade through 6th graders, Shalom LinkED, which combines weekday online learning with three in-person tie in sessions during the year. All Kesher programs include five family Shabbat experiences.  

 

Click Here for 2022-2023 Youth Education Calendar 
 
 
Kindergarten-2nd Grade
  • Meets 9:15-11:30 on Sunday mornings in-person
  • Includes five family Shabbat experiences in place of Sunday morning sessions*
  • Children will explore what it means to be part of a kehillah kedosha (holy community) by learning early Torah stories, celebrating Jewish holidays, and participating in t’fillah (prayer)
  • Children will learn through multiple modalities including but not limited to music and art
  • Children will have their first exposure to Hebrew orally by engaging in Hebrew Through Movement
3rd Grade-6th Grade 
  • Meets 9:15-11:30 on Sunday mornings in-person
  • Includes five family Shabbat experiences in place of Sunday morning session*
  • Children will investigate their own authentic relationship with Judaism by learning later Torah stories and selected texts from Prophets and Writings, rituals and life cycle events and ethical imperatives. In addition, they will continue to celebrate Jewish holidays and participate in t’fillah (prayer).
  • Children will have the opportunity to uncover a Jewish value through a modality of their choice during chugim (electives)
  • 3rd graders will continue to be exposed to Hebrew orally by engaging in Hebrew Through Movement
  • 4th-6th graders will meet in small groups for one hour at an additional time during the week, either in-person or virtually, to expand on their relationship with Hebrew by learning the letters, essential reading skills and select prayers. Hebrew groups will likely be offered in-person on Sundays before Kesher or on Wednesday afternoons AND online on Wednesday afternoons and Thursday afternoons contingent upon registration and staffing. 
Shalom LinkED: Alternative 1st Grade-6th Grade 
  • 1st-2nd grade meets 3:30-4:15 on Thursday on ZOOM 
  • 3rd-6th grade meets 3:00-4:00 OR 5:00-6:00 on Thursdays on ZOOM 
  • Shalom LinkED uses the ShalomLearning Jewish Values-Based Curriculum, which helps children develop a positive Jewish identity. Children will learn in small grade level groups with Reform Jewish children from across North America. Click here to learn more
  • Includes five family Shabbat experiences and three tie-in sessions in addition to the Thursday online learning sessions*
  • 4th-6th graders will meet in small groups for one hour at an additional time during the week, either in-person or virtually, to expand on their relationship with Hebrew by learning the letters, essential reading skills and select prayers. Hebrew groups will likely be offered in-person on Sundays before Kesher or on Wednesday afternoons AND online on Wednesday afternoons and Thursday afternoons contingent upon registration and staffing.

*The five Family Shabbat experiences are part of all K-6 programs.

 

REGISTER NOW FOR 2022-2023

 

Sat, July 2 2022 3 Tammuz 5782