Religious School aka YEP! Youth Education Program
YOUTH EDUCATION PROGRAM (YEP!)
YEP!, our Youth Education Program, is fun, educational, and creative – your children and grandchildren will love it. YEP! is free for Kehillah member families. YEP! is designed for children from Kindergarten through B’nai Mitzvah.
At Kehillah, Jewish education is a life-long experience.
Our Youth Education Program (YEP!) is an innovative, creative program offering a variety of formal and informal educational programs where sometimes we will look more like a classroom and others like a Jewish youth group – along with family participation opportunities, all with a family friendly schedule. YEP! makes Jewish learning and ‘doing’ very alive and relevant! Our small size allows for a sense of belonging and connection.
Online Learn Center (OLC)/Edmodo
One of the most important and unique components of our Religious School Youth Education Program (YEP!) is our use of online learning platforms. Our teachers use Edmodo as an integral part of student learning to enhance the curriculum by creating a safe, collaborative, and interactive place where our students can practice the Alef-Bet, watch videos on weekly Torah portions, learn about Jewish holidays and customs, and ask questions about Jewish topics. Students attend the Sunday school sessions and participate in congregational holiday celebration and learning as usual and continue their learning outside of class by regularly checking and posting on Edmodo. Parents can also learn in this online environment by watching the videos with their children and helping them ask questions! All students enrolled in YEP! are required to participate in the online environment. Our youngest students watch age-appropriate videos on Jewish values, Torah stories, and holidays. Our oldest students engage at a higher level by responding to teacher posts, replying to each other, and reflecting on their own questions and learning. Our forum is safe, secure, and moderated by our wonderful Kehillah staff, led by our Online Learning Director, Stephanie Kirklin, M.A . Please contact Renee Joffe at [email protected] with questions and comments!
Winter/Spring 2018 YEP! Sessions
January 7 & 21
February 11 & 25 and Wednesday, February 28
March 4 & 25
April 8 & 22
May 6 & 20
All sessions are held at the synagogue from 9:30 am – 12 noon unless noted otherwise
Contact us for more details on YEP!
ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM
Our Adult Education Program (AEP) includes Classes, Rebbe’s Tisch, Hebrew and more. Contact us for details or check back here for updates.
Call the office at 602-369-7667 or email us to learn more!