When you enter Jarson Education Center there is always something going on for our children and families. There are spiritual, musical and artistic activities happening regularly here.. When you walk the halls of Jarson Education Center you will see engaged children, dedicated teachers and interactive, hands on lessons. Every week is something new and exciting.
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WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER….
During Religious School students are involved in active learning to reinforce their knowledge.
Our students begin learning how to read and decode Hebrew at a young age. As they progress they participate in a modern Hebrew curriculum and learn Hebrew as a living language through engaging stories, folktales and activities. They build their Hebrew vocabulary comprehension skills as well as grammar rules. They also take part in a prayer component so they can participate in prayer with understanding and reading fluency.
6th and 7th GRADE CURRICULUM
Our 6th and 7th grade students participate in Project Etgar, a curriculum that teaches students how to think critically about Judaism. It builds on their prior knowledge and current experiences and builds breadth and depth in student’s understanding and observance of Judaism. Project Etgar is ideal for students coming from a day school as well as students that are already in our Religious School.
TROPE CLASS (TORAH AND HAFTORAH CANTILLATION)
Our 5th and 6th grade classes each meet weekly with our Bnai MItzvah teacher, Mitch Cohen. Learning Trope gives students a lifelong skill that they will use forever. He also teaches them blessings for a Torah Aliyah and blessings before and after the Haftorah. Mitch puts his creative teaching methods to work to teach trope to our students.
Kindergarten through 2nd grade meet with Mitch Cohen for a special musical Tefillah each Sunday. They are introduced to prayers in an active way. Third through 7th grade meet in our Chapel each Sunday and the students lead the service.
Our Mazel Tots Program for Newborns through Kindergartners and their parents meets monthy on Sunday Morning. Each session begins with breakfast together followed by a lively music session. The morning concludes with a craft and social time for the children and their parents.
Music is an important part of our curriculum. Third through Fifth grade meet with Mitch as a group and learn to sing a variety of songs, as well as learning to play several on the recorder. They also meet with Mitch in their individual classes where he works on connecting music to what they are studying in the classroom.
Come in with your children and learn while they do by participating in Adult Studies courses led by Rabbi Wise! Rabbi offers two classes each Sunday morning during the school year. There are also a variety of other classes during the week so you can be sure to find something that interests you.
BNAI MITZVAH CLASS
Rabbi Wise meets with the Seventh grade class weekly for a full year to help prepare them for their lives as Jewish Adults. They discuss what it means to become a bar/bat mitzvah and have many interesting discussions regarding ethical issues that affect teens.
There are several youth groups for children of every age. Many of the activities for the Religious School aged children take place after Religious School to continue to allow our youth social opportunities with other Jewish children.
SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFAST FOR PARENTS
Every Sunday Morning we have breakfast available in the lobby for parents and younger siblings. Parents can hang out and get to know other families while their children are at Religious School.
HEBREW ENRICHMENT AND RESOURCE CENTER
Every week there are classes that visit the Resource room or the Enrichment Center. Kids from all grades meet with Chana on Sundays. On Wednesdays 2nd,3rd,4th and 6th also meet with Chana. Students from each class also meet with Toby and Hannah on Sundays and Wednesdays. The students work with Toby and Hannah to refresh their hebrew and to work on their letters and their vowels. The students that meet with Chana are learning advanced Hebrew such as Conversational Hebrew and reading short stories, etc.
Pre-K through 4th grade meet with Barbara in the Library once a week. The kids get to relax and lose themselves in a different story each week. Once the story has been read the class then has the chance to look around the library and check out a book to take home with them.
SHABBAT FAMILY SERVICE
Shabbat Family Service is for families with newborns through 5th graders. This is a family friendly Shabbat service led by our parents and children! Family Shabbat Services are held on Saturday mornings in the Marcus Chapel at 10:15 am.Dates: September 24, 2016; November 12, 2016; December 10, 2016; January 28, 2017; February 4, 2017; March 4, 2017; April 15, 2017; May 6, 2017; June 10, 2017; July 15, 2017 If you would like to participate please contact Dara Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org