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Programs for Children and Teens
The Greater Washington community is full of amazing learning opportunities and experiences for our children and teens. Search for a preschool, congregational school, youth group, summer camp or other special program by area, age, time, denomination and more on the Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning’s Concierge right here! For general community events, check out www.jconnect.org.
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Gesher is a community day school for K - 8th grade offering a challenging and innovative curriculum of general and Jewish studies. Gesher has full-day Kindergarten classrooms after-school care, financial assistance and transportation. Gesher is fully accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and is the only VAIS accredited Jewish Day School in Northern Virginia. According to Gesher Jewish Day School it is dedicated to educational excellence, an individualized approach to learning, and to providing a nurturing and exciting educational environment. Gesher's students are challenged to think critically and creatively and to acquire the skills they will need for tomorrow. Gesher's integrated curriculum of general and Jewish studies prepares...
The DC/Baltimore chapter of the Labor-Zionist youth movement Habonim Dror North America provides programming for area youth to create a connection with Israel and Jewish culture and to build a community dedicated to Social Justice in Israel and the Diaspora. Our community is also served by Camp Moshava, an affiliated Habonim Dror Camp modeled on the spirit of kibbutz, which runs for 8 weeks every summer in Bel Air, Maryland. Year-round, Habonim holds frequent events centered on Jewish values, education, holidays, and service-learning. For More Information Contact: Mazkirut Eizor(Programming Directors): Melissa Eisen, Rachel Gordon, Ethan Miller, Miriam Mathis, David Meyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) Shlicha: Maya Goren (email@example.com) Roshei Social Justice...
Har Shalom ECEC offers varied programs for 2-4 year olds including morning and full day programs. Early Drop off begins at 7:30 a.m.and Afercare runs M-Th until 6:00 p.m. and Friday until 5:00 p.m. Har Shalom Early Childhood Education Center describes itself as a child-centered and play-centered preschool. We believe that children are capable learners and follow their interests with regard to the subjects that are being taught in school. Class Schedule is: Infants– a free play group for infants and their significant adults, Mondays 9:30-11:30am Toddlers– English Parent Toddler, Thursdays 9:30-11:00am Hebrew Parent and Child, Tuesdays 10:00-10:...
Har Shalom ECEC describes its summer program as an exciting Jewish day camp for children ages 2 through 5. We offer a wide variety of activities to meet our campers’different interests and strengths. Our children enjoy sports, water games, inside and outside play, music, dance, creative movement and drama, and Hebrew study, all with a Jewish flavor. The summer program runs in four sessions, two or three weeks long. Session 1—June 13 to July 1 Session 2—July 5 to July 22 (no camp on July 4) Session 3— July 25 to August 12 ...
Har Shalom Religious School offers varied programs for Pre-K-12th Grade. K-2 meets on Sundays from 9 a.m.-12:00 Noon. Grades 3-7 meet on Sundays from 9:00 a.m.-12 Noon and Tuesdays from 4:15 -6:15 p.m.. Upper School meets on Sunday nights from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Har Shalom describes itself as a progressive, egalitarian Conservative Congregation committed to providing high quality, engaging Jewish education within a caring, vibrant community. Our curriculum focuses on Hebrew, holidays, traditions, history and Israel. Special Programs Include; Pre-K - Gan Shabbat one Shabbat morning per month K-2 - Gan Shabbat one Shabbat morning per month; Klub Kef Youth Group 3-4 - Generation to Generation Service one Shabbat morning per month;...
Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim Early Childhood Center offers a full day program for 2-4 year olds twelve months a year. Early Drop Off begins at 8:00 a.m. and after care is available until 6:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 4:00 p.m. on Fridays. HarTzeon-Agudath Achim Early Childhood Center describes itself as a unique and creative one room mixed aged group program that creates a wonderful social environment and is dedicated to exposing our students to the richness of Jewish values and traditions while respecting the diversity of our families. The older children are role models and all children share their experience, knowledge and abilities with each other. For More Information contact Sharon Wolfson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-649-2348.
Harold and Shirley Robinson H²YP Youth Philanthropy Program This program, developed by the Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning, enables high school students to act as a board, reviewing grant proposals and then deciding on which programs to fund to benefit residents of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington. This is a great opportunity for young people to engage in meaningful philanthropy with a Jewish lens and build a stronger, in-depth connection with a vital Jewish communal organization, the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington. Open to 9th-11th grade students. The program meets on six Sunday afternoons from January-May. For registration information, please contact Lisa Friedman (email@example.com).
Hebrew Day Institute (HDI), located in Rockville, MD, is an independent, community Jewish day school, serving students from kindergarten through sixth grade. According to HDI they dedicated to creating an environment in which each student can grow to their fullest potential. Their integrated general and Judaic/Hebrew studies program is structured recognizing that every classroom is filled with diverse learners, including those with skills above grade level and those who learn with different strengths. They ensure that each child receives individual attention, fostering self esteem and self confidence while nurturing their Jewish heart, soul, and mind. For More Information: Phone: 240-399-6100 Fax: 240-399-6101
Jewish Culture Clubs provide teens with opportunities for involvement in the Jewish community through their high school. Jewish Culture Clubs are established "for teens, by teens;" they meet during or after school hours (usually weekly or monthly) on campus and are open to all students. The structure of each Club is created by teen leaders, who assess the interests and needs of their participants. The Jewish content of Club activities focuses primarily on Jewish holidays, Jewish popular culture, Israel, Jewish history, rituals, understanding contemporary Judaism, and socializing with other Jewish teens. Each Club has at least one teacher sponsor, and is supported by The Curriculum Initiative for independent schools. School Main Number:...
Ohr Kodesh Congregation, Chevy Chase, Maryland Tuesdays, May 3 - June 21 (except June 7); 7:00 - 7:45 pm Students are encouraged to stay and dance as late as they want; the group usually breaks up aroung 10 pm. Contact Mike Fox firstname.lastname@example.org You will learn the basic steps of Israeli Dancing and start building a repertoire of dances which will be reinforced every Tuesday. the seven week course costs $50 for adults/$40 for students and Ohr Kodesh members. This course includes a music CD of the dances that we were taught. If you cannot make it each week, you can pay on a weekly basis - $8 for adults/$6 for students and Ohr Kodesh members
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