School starts back on Sunday, September 8th at Wise Temple. Click here to see our calendar.
RSVPs will be available on our website about a month in advance. They are sent via email each week and available online. Check back to this section for dinner RSVPs during the school year.
December 8 Hannukah celebration.
December 15 Chipotle.
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The January Israel-Mester will consist of 3 sessions: January 5, 12 and 26. Classes will be held at Rockdale Temple. Students will participate in the SAME track for all 3 sessions. Each track is hands-on and co-lead by artists and specialists within our Cincinnati community, as well as Kulanu teachers. Additionally, for students who participate in the majority of the sessions, they will walk away with a finished project that is aligned with their track. The Israel-Mester will culminate with a Beit Cafe Showcase of student work. Parents are invited to this event during the second half of the evening on January 26. Due to the nature of these programs, minimal class changes will be allowed. If you are unsure about your rankings or have questions, please contact Nina.
Finding Home - Podcast Project: What is a home and where is yours? What if you were unable to access the place you consider home? Explore stories of home in Israel, America and Palestine. Participants will be trained in Bespoken's storytelling methodology (Finding the Hook, Sharing the Heart, Landing the Plane) in order to craft and record a podcast. Stories will focus on personal stories, unpacking conceptions of identity, belonging and home. This track is taught by Rabbi Danziger and Bespoken Live. Bespoken is a local organization that utilizes storytelling to help create relationships. You can learn more about them here.
Dreamland Photography Theodore Herzl had a dream for Israel; what’s yours? What is the change you wish to see in Israel? Each student in this track will use the art of dream photography and photo editing to create a portrait that represents their individual dreams and visions for Israel. Students will need to bring their own laptop in order fully participate in the photo design aspect of this track. This track is co-taught by Kulanu instructor Anna Meyers and local educator and photographer Jess Sommers. You can explore more of Jess’s work here.
Israeli Music What is Israeli music and what features give it its unique identity? The students will be shown a glimpse of different kinds of contemporary Israeli songs, accompanied by their respective influences. Working in small groups, students will then craft and explore their own Israeli music. This track is taught by Kulanu educator Matt Derrenbacher and Lior Zoref - an Israeli High School Principal in Tel Aviv and musician. You don't have to be a musician! You can participate in writing or song analyzing.
Jewish Social Equity in Israel – How is Israel working towards, or hindering, Jewish Social Equity? This track will follow 3 recent court cases in Israel that focus on social equity: divorce law, LGBT inclusion, and domestic violence. Students will have the opportunity to meet with Sammy Kanter, a Kulanu alumni and HUC student, and learn from his recent experience as a plaintiff during a recent LGBT discrimination case. Students will need to bring laptops or tablets. This track is taught by Sammy Kanter, Chavarim M’Israel and Caroline Winstel-McLeod. Click here to learn more about Sammy’s court case.
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