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Kulanu meets at Valley Temple second semester.
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.

Feb 2 Lunch - Sandwich RSVP

Feb 9 - Skyline RSVP

Feb 23 - Pasta bar RSVP

March 1 - Pizza

March 8 - Chinese Food

March 15 - Skyline

April 5 - Pizza

April 19 Sandwich Bar

April 26 Chipotle

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12th Grade Classes

Dungeons and Dragons – The Jewish History Edition
Matt Derrenbacher
Explore pivotal points in Jewish history by immersing yourself in Dungeons & Dragons-style gameplay. As you make your way through these time periods, you will meet important historical figures, traverse the historical landscape, and make your own decisions. Will you make the same decisions as those who came before us or will you forge your own path through history? No previous experience with Dungeons & Dragons is required. This class is open to all students who did not take the course in the fall.

Community Organizing
Anna Meyers 
As Reform Jews, we are accustomed to participating in one-time social action events, often in response to a catastrophe or injustice we observe or experience in the world around us. Instead of planning a one-time event, what would it look like to organize a semester-long initiative? In this class, we'll explore the long-term process of how community organizing is utilized by the Religious Action Center of the URJ and will then select and dive into an issue that largely impacts teens for the duration of the semester. We will consider how we can make a meaningful impact on our larger community and organize around a critical issue which affects our teens. This class is for 11 & 12 grade.

Jewish Meditation
Dianne Benmayor
Meditation consists of thinking in a disciplined and controlled manner. It involves deciding on how an individual wishes to direct the mind for a certain period of time and then seeing that vision through. This “Jewish Meditation” course will explore easy-to-do, basic Jewish meditation practices that can be utilized to learn how to calm the mind, release stress, find peace and spirituality from a Jewish foundation. This class is for 11 & 12 grade.

Mondays at 7-8:15pm at the JCC Lobby
Rabbi Thomashow
This semester’s social justice mid-week elective will begin with the topic of racial justice—in particular, how does our Jewish tradition’s approach to race and justice prepare us to enter the public conversation about it? Once the class begins, students will be empowered to take this elective in the direction of their choosing! This class is for 11th and 12th graders who cannot attend Sunday evenings at Kulanu. Participation in this course is a replacement for Sunday evenings.

 

 
 

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