The family and community are at the core of our Kesher approach to learning and Jewish engagement. There are many opportunities throughout the year for parents, extended family, and community members to join us in celebration, prayer, and Shabbat and holiday experiences in a warm and welcoming setting.
Family and Community Friday Nights
Join us for a monthly community Shabbat dinner with music, blessings, stories, movement and more for all ages including special activities for tots. Our teens have the opportunity to cook for and host these community dinners.
Family Havdalah and Learner’s Minyan
Once a month we come together as a school on Sunday at 10:00 am for Learner’s Minyan when we learn about and practice the basics of t’fillah (prayer). Classes are called up to help lead prayers that they have been working on in class. Parents and community members are encouraged to join us for this Learner’s Minyan. We also take this opportunity to celebrate Havdalah as a community.
Chaggim B’yachad (Holidays Together)
Throughout the year, celebrations are held to mark the cycle of Jewish holidays. Activities for children of all ages and their parents can include crafts, cooking, celebratory meals, puppet shows and more. These celebrations take place on varied days, depending on how the holidays fall within the calendar that year.
Family Fun Education Days
Throughout the year (on select Sundays) we have unique family learning opportunities both at and away from the JCA. These include expeditionary type learning as well as hands on baking and craft projects, including tot specific activities. These family days give students participating in all of our program options a chance to come together, connect with community and learn from each other.