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Olam Chesed Education Center

Young families

Kinderlach (“Little children,” ages 0-4) 

Our youngest learners meet once a month for art projects, Hebrew play, and singing with Rabbi David. Kinderlach is a great place to meet other young families while engaging in Jewish tradition and culture.   

Meets monthly on Saturday (Shabbat) morning  9:30-11:30 a.m. including lunch

Gesher (“Bridges,” age 5-7 years old)

Through a multi-sensory approach to Jewish learning, we explore holidays, values, and Hebrew. Gesher serves as a bridge between parent/child activities in Kinderlach and the independent learning of Olam Chesed. 

Meets monthly on Saturday (Shabbat) morning  9:30-11:30 a.m. including lunch

Elementary age

Olam Chesed (“A World of Love”, ages 7-12)

This is not the Hebrew school you remember. We embrace the concept of un-school as we learn about Jewish values and ethics, share holiday and Shabbat celebrations, unpack the complexities of Jewish history, acquire Hebrew language skills, and engage in tikkun olam (repairing the world). Our graduates move on to their b'nei mitzvah as active citizens of the world and life-long contributing members of the Jewish community.  

Every Wednesday September-May, 3:45-6:15 p.m. 

Pre-b'nai Mitzvah

Mitzvah! (grade 7)

Our seventh graders come together each Sunday afternoon to engage in intensive study as they prepare for their b'nei mitzvah together. They learn, grow, and do what pre-teens do best... they question. This is a special year for growing as individuals and commiting to community.

Sundays from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Teens

Ateed

Now Jewish adults, our teens come together to cook, laugh, socialize, and bond. Come join us to learn why a bar or bat mitzvah is just the beginning. 

One Sunday a month from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Our Philosophy

Olam Chesed (a world of loving kindness) is an educational center for children aged birth-18 years old.  In a dynamic , engaging, and nurturing environment  we explore Judaism’s rich culture and the beauty of the Hebrew language through torah, modern story, and ancient texts.  Students learn to sing and understand common prayers, developing the confidence to participate in Jewish life. 

Through the arts and various educational modalities including hevrutah, the Jewish practice of studying in groups, Olam Chesed students develop a connection to Judaism, gaining a strong sense of Jewish belonging and identity that will be rejuvenated throughout their lives. We encourage students to explore what is personally meaningful about Judaism, contemplate Jewish concepts of G-d, and develop a sense of their own passions.

We come together to share holiday and Shabbat celebrations, embrace Jewish values and ethics, unpack the significance of Jewish history, and engage in tikkun olam. This shared experience prepares students for a lifetime of seeking Jewish experiences and offers them the tools to be active citizens of the world.

Click here to meet our Educational Team.

Wed, May 22 2019 17 Iyar 5779