Learning

Our education programs for children, teens, and adults are held on Sunday mornings. We have resumed in-person Sunday school, although we are closely monitoring the pandemic and public health recommendations to keep everyone safe. Our students and teachers spend as much time outside as possible!

Kehila’s Sunday school is open to the children of members and non-members. Sunday mornings start with morning sing – a long-time tradition that is led by a song leader each week, followed by Sunday school classes and Adult Education.

 

Sunday School

Grades Pre-K – 7

We have several mixed-grade classes who learn Judaics and Hebrew with fun, energetic teachers – students learn about Jewish culture and holidays, the Torah, Jewish values, and more!

“In the beginning”, this year’s school-wide, themed curriculum, is tailored to each class. We will discuss and ask questions about the cycles of Jewish living: from birth to death, from Sunday to Shabbat, from the Jewish New Year to ‘Hebrew Valentine’s Day’ in the summer, and the cycle of weekly Torah readings, with a focus on the stories and values of Genesis. We will also talk about 5782 being a “shmita” year, what that means, and how we can apply it to modern issues such as climate change.

Teen Youth Group

Our teen youth group emphasizes social action, Jewish values, leadership, and hands-on experiences.

Adult Education

Sunday morning adult education is an integral part of Kehila, promoting opportunities for lifelong learning for all members. Adult education features engaging speakers on historical, literary, religious, political, entertainment, and scientific topics. This year we are offering in-person and Zoom options for members to attend however they are most comfortable.

Adult EducationA sampling of past topics includes:

  • Global Warming: A Jewish Perspective
  • Jews and Palestinians: Parallel Narratives Never Meet
  • Rethinking Criminal Punishment
  • Being Good: The Art and Science of Making Ethical Decisions
  • Spirituality and Activism in Times of Struggle
  • Violence, Police Brutality, and Steps Towards Reform
  • Equity in the Environmental Movement