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Kulanu will meet online through Fall 2020. For more information click here.

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Fall 2020 registration is now open! Click here for classes!

Sunday Evening

First Bell

People of the Book
Jason Schapera – Instructor
We aren't called "People of the Book" for nothing! Jewish history's primary material sources are our scribal works, and their traits are intrinsically tied to how Jews experienced the world in different eras and locations. In this class we will be utilizing the Hebrew Union College's online manuscript database and to learn Jewish history and culture through the text, art, and physical artifacts which our people have crafted throughout the centuries. Students will have opportunities to try their hand at making their own manuscript creations as we learn the means and method of producing these works.

5:00-5:45 Shabbat Dinner Table 11 & 12th Graders
Tzvia Rubens – Instructor
Cook your way through the Shabbat Dinner Table! Each week, in the comfort of your home kitchen, the class will create one new dish and learn about the unique aspects that go into that particular region’s cookery. At the end of the course, student will cook and host a Shabbat Dinner for their families. Basic ingredients will need to be provided by the families while more unique ingredients will be provided, students are expected to have ingredients prepped and ready to go each week, as well as access to their home’s kitchen. Instructions will be sent in advance.

How easy it is to forget “B’Tzelem Elohim”: An exploration of disability in the Jewish world  
Emily Dana -Instructor
In Genesis, we are told that we were all created in the image of God, but what does that actually mean? And what does disability have to do with Judaism? During this elective course, teens will read and discuss stories related to disability from many corners of Jewish tradition--including but not limited to Moses’ stutter, the Priestly Code, and Rabbi Yehoshua’s illness in the Talmud.  Throughout the course, guest speakers from the field will join to further our study and insight.

Second Bell

Modern Hebrew Crash Course:
Jason Schapera – Instructor

Hebrew is more than just the language of the Torah and prayer - it is a living, spoken language through which we can closely connect to Israel, Jews worldwide, and ourselves. In this course we will learn the essentials of Modern Hebrew in spoken and written formats. Students will build proficiency in Hebrew through conversation, music, film, and literature.

5:55-6:35 Shabbat Dinner Table 9 & 10th Graders
Tzvia Rubens – Instructor
Cook your way through the Shabbat Dinner Table! Each week, in the comfort of your home kitchen, the class will create one new dish and learn about the unique aspects that go into that particular region’s cookery. At the end of the course, student will cook and host a Shabbat Dinner for their families. Basic ingredients will need to be provided by the families while more unique ingredients will be provided, students are expected to have ingredients prepped and ready to go each week, as well as access to their home’s kitchen. Instructions will be sent in advance.

Refuah Shleima: A Jewish Guide to Self Care
Emily Dana -Instructor
In this elective, we will explore different methods of self-care including meditation, coloring, and movement all through a Jewish lens. We will look at Judaism's instruction to take care of all of ourselves, not just our physical bodies.

Judaism & Racism
Rabbi Michael Danziger – Instructor  
As our communities and nation continue to reckon with racism, we will explore its roots and its effects, Jewish perspectives and history, and our own roles, responsibilities, and feelings.  Through class discussions, readings, videos, and interactions with guest speakers, we’ll grapple with difficult language and conversations, impediments to progress, success stories, and our calling as people who champion the idea that every human is created b’tzelem Elohim – in the image of God.

To register for this class or other Fall 2020 options click here

5:00-5:45 Shabbat Dinner Table 11 & 12th Graders

 

 
 

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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