- 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.
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9th & 10th Grade Classes-Second 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.
What Would Jew Do? – Anna Meyer
Each of us passes through this world just once and the impact we make is partly defined by what we do - or don't do - in certain important moments in life. How do we respond to conflict, to violence, to differences, to our own fears? When does someone else's business become “our” business? This class will utilize video clips and other resources that beg the question "What would you do?" We will explore the voices of our tradition, of our society, of our classmates, and of our own hearts and souls to help us be ready for those important moments.
Two Jews, Three Opinions – Bailey Romano, Ben Pagliaro 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.
Creation - Rabbi Kopnick
So you read the creation story in Genesis and say, "yeah, right!" But maybe it is not that simple. Maybe there's a way to believe that God inspired our Torah to stand the tests of time and marry with scientific theory. Don't believe everything the Creation Museum says, but don't throw away our Torah, either! Join Rabbi Sandford Kopnick from Valley Temple as we navigate the ways in which the Creation story matches up with our own beliefs. If we have time, we'll look at Creation ideas from the perspective of other religions, too!
Faith to Act- Wise Temple Rabbis
Examine modern poverty from both Jewish text and current happenings in Cincinnati. This course will provide students with an in-depth understanding of the extent of poverty in our midst, our tradition’s understanding of society’s responsibility to address these dire issues, and will then consider personal responses as well as different avenues of involvement in responding to poverty in our time and times to come.
Radical Jews who Shaped the World- Wise Temple Rabbis
Every so often, along comes a person whose ideas, personality, abilities and passion helps to reshape the world. This course will examine more than a dozen such radical Jewish thinkers and activists in their time, reflect on the change that they created, and study the Jewish values that not only inspired them, but shaped the course of culture, ideas, and thought.