Sunday Evening - Freshman
Magic, Mysticism and Monsters
Despite Jewish law forbidding witchcraft and wizardry, Judaism has it’s own mystical and magical customs. Magic, Mysticism, and Monsters in Judaism is a class dedicated to learning about these cool secret Jewish traditions! As a class, we’ll travel through time from the earliest ancient Israelite magic to contemporary practices of Kabbalah. This class aims to be hands -on with opportunities to cast spells, interpret astrology, and create monsters. This class is open to only 9th Graders.
Cooking the Shuk (Class full, email Nina to be added to the waitlist)
Visit the Israeli shuk (market) each week with this hands-on vegetarian cooking course. Students will make popular Israeli dishes while learning about the diverse history of Israeli cuisine. Students should be prepared to participate each week and will gain practical culinary skills in the process. Yalla! Space is limited.
Future Creating the new Hebrew High School
This class is an opportunity for teens to design and implement strategies to make the Hebrew High Community a more engaging and inclusive place to be a Jewish teen. Working with the team from ish, you’ll have a hand in every part of the research and design process as we shape the new High School. This could include generating research questions and conducting innovating new data collection techniques. Help create a better teen learning experience for years to come!
Impact and Atmosphere of Sports in Israel
How do sports shape culture and Israeli identity? How do Israeli teams interact on the global level? How do non-Jewish players fit within Isaeli national teams? Join Nitzan, one of the Chaverim M’Israel, and a veteran of the Israeli National Handball Team to explore the complex history of sports within Israel and how Israeli sports fits on the global scale.
Art Therapy and Teen Mental Health (Class full, email Nina to be added to the waitlist)
Rabbi Thomashow and Debi Varland
Join Rabbi Thomashaw and local Art Therapist Debi Varland as together they explore the overlap between Judaism and Mental Health. Learn strategies for coping and how art therapy can enhance communication and self-exploration. Teens do not need to be good at art to participate!
The Most Misunderstood Country on Earth
In this course, we will expand our understanding of Israel. We will explore the powerful and engaging new book by Israeli actress, producer and activist Noa Tishby': "A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth." And there will even be an opportunity to take part in a community-wide event to see Noa Tishby in person, right here in Cincinnati.
MakerSpace: Jewish Mosaic
Jews have been using the artform of mosaic for centuries to tell their stories and create Judaica. In this hands-on MakerSpace, students will learn the skills and techniques to create Judaica through both conventional and unconventional materials.
What would you do?
When does other people’s business become mine? When is it safe for me to be involved? When should I speak my mind and when is it right to stay quiet? Who we are and the impact we make are partly defined by what we do – or don’t do – in certain important moments. This class will use video clips and other sources that ask us, “What would you do?” and we’ll explore the voices of our tradition, our society, our classmates, and ourselves to help us be ready when those moments come.
Yoga (Class full, email Nina to be added to the waitlist)
An exploration of Jewish Yoga. Some questions often asked: Is Yoga kosher? (YES!) What is Jewish Yoga? We will explore different types of Jewish Yoga including Mussar Yoga, Torah Yoga, Kabalah Yoga etc. Be prepared to move and explore different styles of Jewish Yoga and meditation and how Judaism and Yoga complement each other and have connections. Our goal for this class is to monitor COVID numbers and if we are able, students will have the option to remove masks during practice once they are safely on their Yoga mat. Mats will be kept 6 feet apart. Space is limited.