Thank you for trusting us with your children and for continuing the learning that will help our students find a Judaism that is theirs. We strive to provide a meaningful and challenging journey for each student. We do this through dialog, discovery, and exploration, so that every student begins to establish their own personal Jewish identity as a foundation for the rest of their lives.
In the Spring of 2021, we announced our new Community High School created by the school boards, congregations and rabbis of Kulanu and Mercaz. The new joint community high school program is for all synagogue-affiliated teens in Cincinnati, grades 9-12. Throughout the pandemic, we have expanded flexibility for student learning opportunities, tried new things, and nurtured the importance of teen wellbeing, mental health and social connections. We have had much success with joint learning and program endeavors between Kulanu and Mercaz. Therefore, we believe it is in our teens’ best interest to move together as one Jewish Cincinnati by crafting a creative, inclusive and positive teen educational experience for all of our students. Nina Loftspring, Director of Kulanu, is excited to help lead this new joint program and help discover new possibilities through working together.
Our joint program will meet on Sunday evenings, 5:00-7:15PM. As of now, it is our hope to have in person classes that include an optional dinner at 5PM and courses from 5:30-7:15. Dinner will only be served outside and weather permitting. We will continue to monitor the emerging guidance on Covid, and we will share relevant policy updates as the situation evolves. First semester will be hosted by Isaac M. Wise Temple and second semester will be hosted by Adath Israel Congregation.
The school costs $400 for the school year which includes all supplies, dinners and field trips. Your synagogue will bill you directly
For questions or concerns, contact Nina Loftspring or your rabbis. Nina’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org - but that will change once we have a new school name.