Sunday Evening - Sophomore
Valley 10th Grade
Wise Temple Confirmation
Adath Israel Confirmation
Can take any 11th grade class first bell
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.
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.
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.
Going to Israel, now what?
You have signed up for a summer or semester in Israel. You have a packing list and passport - now what? This course will focus on what you want to know for when you land in Israel as we focus on your interests and how they overlap with the complex and unique country that is Israel.