I’m so glad you’re considering our school. We are making plans for the next academic year. We are excited to bring you three new pilot programs based on our community visioning work this year!
We will be offering a Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) curriculum so each grade can make a difference! From feeding the homeless to visiting the sick (bikkur cholim), our students will be helping the wider community and learning about traditional texts that support these sacred mitzvot (good deeds/sacred commandments).
We will also be doing a new proficiency Hebrew program. Children will learn through experience in an immersive environment. The approach is to use a limited amount of English, but to use hand signals and context to learn words which are repeated in the previous lessons. This will be done in addition to the prayer book Hebrew. We will have a Hebrew specialist come in to lead this program.
Lastly, we will be doing a Judaism in nature program led by a guest student rabbi who has extensive experience in the field. She will be working with the whole school in the spring and leading the sixth graders in the fall. We are excited for students to learn the strong connection between the environment and Jewish life. This eco-Judaism project is sure to be a lot of fun!
If you would like to learn more about Oseh Shalom, please email or call me. I am happy to answer any questions you may have about the new programs or our existing programs.
All the very best.
Rabbi Rebecca Gould