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Kulanu will meet online through Spring 2021. For more information click here.

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Spring 2021 registration is now open! Click here for classes!

Asynchronous Kulanu Options

Breaking Isolation – Community Service Project
Dori Singer Zoot – Instructor

Social isolation can negatively impact both one’s emotional and physical health. Studies show that loneliness in the elderly raises the potential for certain health risks including depression, high blood pressure, and heart disease. However, you can help combat this isolation by pairing with members of our local congregations, as well as local Holocaust Services, who are in need of companionship. In this virtual class, you will learn the basics of working with and speaking to seniors and connect with the Jewish values surrounding the Mitzvah of Bikkur Cholim. After laying down the groundwork, students will work independently to connect with the senior they are paired with. The class will culminate in May with students being awarded community service hours. This class is open to students of all grades.

Students taking this course will meet virtually on the following Sundays at 5PM: January 10, January 24, March 7 and April 18. During the weeks in between, students will perform their outreach to local Seniors.

Artist Beit Midrash
Dori Singer Zoot – Moderator with professional artists as student mentors

The Artist Beit Midrash presents a unique opportunity to spark Jewish creativity and examine the intersection between Jewish identity and the creative process. Join Dori Singer Zoot for an art- and text-based course where YOU craft your own semester-long experience, culminating in a capstone project of your choosing. Teens will explore text and create a response in their preferred art medium (photography, painting, songwriting, film, etc.). This class emphasizes artistic expression, self-reflection and collaboration, guiding students as they advance their skills, learn new techniques, expand their repertoire and pursue excellence in their artistic disciplines.

Students taking this course will meet virtually on three Sundays (January 10, March 7 and April 18 at 5:50PM).  During the weeks in between, students will work with Dori to develop their capstone project proposals and will then be matched with professional artists who specialize in the medium of their choice. This class will require time outside of Sundays and a significant amount of individual work, creativity, and long-term time management. Therefore, the class will be counted as 2 Kulanu classes. Teens are required to take four classes during the 2020-2021 school year.

To register for this class or other Spring 2021 options click here

 
 

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"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