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  • Registration is now open! Registration for the 2018-2019 School Year is now open. See you for our first day of school on Sunday, September 23 at Wise Temple. Special start time of 1PM.

Welcome to the 2018-2019 Kulanu School Year. Fall classes are at Wise Temple from 5:30-7:10pm. There is a free, optional dinner from 5-5:30 each week. Students must RSVP for dinner.

Click here to RSVP for Dinner on December 2.

Click here to RSVP for dinner on December 9.

Click here to RSVP for dinner on December 16.

If you have any questions, please contact school.kulanu@gmail.com

11th & 12th Grade Classes-First Bell

Mussar Yoga – Dianne Benmayor 
Use Yoga and Mussar (a Jewish path of character development) to explore the physical dimension of ethical behaviors such as humility, generosity, enthusiasm and gratitude. Each week a new character development trait will be explored through yoga poses and the practice of breath work. Come sit, chat, move, stretch, and breathe to cultivate deeper Jewish self-discovery.

Two Jews, Three Opinions – Bailey Romano and one of the Chavrim M’Israel 
Explore the ever-changing current events in our local, national and global communities. Students will lead the class on  issues important to them, reflecting the “real-time” nature of this class. They will be challenged to think critically about the world in which they live through a Jewish lens and how to listen to views different than their own. Our Chavrim M’Israel will offer the Israel connection for each of the topics to be explored.

You went to Israel now what? - Dori Singer Zoot one of our Chavrim M’isarel
Have you participated in a group or family trip to Israel in the last few years and are thinking “Now What”? Join Dori Singer Zoot and one of our Chavrim M’isarel to continue the conversation. During this class we will come together to learn about, discuss, and wrestle with the complexities and joys of modern Israel. Through a variety of programs ranging from whole group discussions to panels to explorations of current events, we will delve into Israel’s achievements as well as its challenges. The purpose of our conversations will not be to "win the debate" but, rather, to learn from others and as a class determine how to continue our Israel experience back in Cincinnati.

Creating Your own Spiritual Moments   - Ben Pagliaro
Prayer does not have to use standard words or take place inside a Synagogue. This class will explore and experiment with alternative ways to pray that go beyond the traditional synagogue service. In addition to familiar prayers, students will discover prayers written in contemporary times and discover new modes for their own moments of spirituality. Throughout the semester, students will use their creative powers to construct their own prayers and meditations through words, music, art, and beyond.

Thursday afternoon option for 11th and 12th graders:

Theology of Protest- Rabbi Terlinchamp
Across generations and throughout history, the Jewish people have stood up for their beliefs, sometimes successfully and sometimes to our peril. Join us as we study Jewish acts of resistance from biblical times to the modern day, unpack the theology (belief set) of protest and delve into the religious protest culture of Cincinnati. In addition to studying Jewish perspectives on protest, we will cultivate our own advocacy work and action plan on where we would like to see change in our city. Most weeks this class meets in a coffee shop, but be prepared for a few site visits around town to see the work that is happening around systemic change.  This class is offered to Jr. and Seniors and will replace the traditional Sunday evening sessions. Awakenings Coffee Shop, 9321 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati 45242.  Thursdays 4:30pm-5:45pm, beginning 9/27

 

 
 

Monthly Quote

"Jewish spirituality is an approach to life in which we strive to become aware of God's presence and purpose in everything."

-Rabbi Micah Greenstein