- Registration is now open! Registration is now open for spring classes at Valley Temple. Make sure to check out our field trips page for special programs this Spring.
Welcome to Second Semester! Spring classes are at Valley Temple from 5:30-7:10pm. There is a free, optional dinner from 5-5:30 each week. Students must RSVP for dinner.
Click to RSVP for April 7.
Click to RSVP for April 14
We will not meet on April 21
Click to RSVP for April 28
Click to RSVP for May 5
12th Grade Classes
Rabbi Kopnick and Rabbi Danziger
Join Kulanu's Band and explore how music impacts and changes spiritual and communal moments and experiences. Students will engage with the music through discussion, playing music and writing their own! This class is for students who have played an instrument for at least one year or who have been in a choir for at least one year. This class will perform several times throughout the semester and will require at least two early rehearsals before Kulanu. This class is open to all Kulanu students.
Jewish Spirituality and Art
This class explores the many ways visual art plays a role in the way Jews pray, express ourselves and process our history. Through text study, art history and our own art practices we will seek to delve into what it means to bring our art into Judaism and our Judaism into our art. This class is open to all Kulanu students.
Dianne Ben Mayor
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 breath to cultivate deeper Jewish self-discovery. This class is open to all grades. Students who took this class in the Fall are not eligible for the course this Spring.
Jews, Superheroes, Comics, and Cartoons
The class will explore the impact that Jewish writers and artists had in creating our nation's most beloved comic book superheroes. Through 500 PowerPoint slides, animations and comics, the class will explore how Jewish history, culture, values, and morals shaped the comic book industry. This class is for 10th, 11th and 12th graders who have not previously taken the course. Priority will be given to 11th and 12th graders.
Monday – Midweek Kulanu Elective
Jewish Social Justice Elective
Mondays at 7-8:15pm
One of Judaism's contributions to literature, ethics, and justice is the volume Pirkei Avot. Recently, the Reform movement published a phenomenal commentary on Pirkei Avot dedicated to the lens of Social Justice. We will study, debate, converse, and engage with this book and by doing so, dedicate ourselves to social justice. This class is for 11th and 12th graders who can not attend Sunday evenings at Kulanu. Participation in this course is a replacement for Sunday evenings.