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Not Your Parents' Hebrew School

For 2021-2022 electives, tuition and fees click here.

The Joseph and Corinne Schwartz Beth Israel Community Learning Lab provides a quality Jewish education and is committed to developing the creativity and potential of each child, along with vigorous intellectual growth, beginning at age 5. 

The school’s goals are to instill in children a positive Jewish identity, a love of Judaism and a desire to live Jewish life through the study of the Hebrew language, Bible, holidays, prayer, social studies and experiential programs.

If you are interested in joining the Learning Lab, please email us at bicll@bethisrael-om.org so that we can help start the process. 

COMMUNITY LEARNING LAB PHILOSOPHY

If you are interested in joining the Learning Lab, please email us at bicll@bethisrael-om.org so that we can help start the process. 

Learning Lab Reimagined 

● Kindergarten to 2nd grade offers an innovative, hands on immersion into Jewish learning.

● Kindergarten and 1st grade explore Hebrew letters, while 2nd grade begins reading and writing Hebrew

● Learning Lab Reimagined for 3rd-7th graders is a true learning lab where students will have the space to explore their Jewish identities on their own terms.

● They will have the opportunity to create individualized experiences, by choosing from an array of electives that touch on different aspects of their Jewish identities. Examples include: Torah, Israel, Prayer, Holidays, Rituals, Culture, etc.

● We will also be building Hebrew classes based on Hebrew level/comfort, instead of by grade. Pre B’nai Mitzvah students will be a part of a B’nai Mitzvah Boot Camp (B’nai Mitzvah Boot Camp, which will cover prayers and trope, among other essential elements of B’nai mitzvah instruction.)

●  Sunday Flex for 2nd – 7th graders - The Flex time takes place during the week – There is one, One on One or small group meeting with their Hebrew teacher for 20 to 30 minutes, and the ability to do independent study using Behrman House tools.

●  Sunday and Virtual Tuesdays for 3rd- 7th graders - Virtual Tuesday Learning Lab on Zoom students will have the opportunity to experience another elective, and Hebrew (modern and siddur)

●  This year we will also be offering an online only option, for families that do not feel comfortable attending in person classes. Each teacher will be given an iPad to broadcast their class onto Zoom as well as a madrich (helper) to ensure your children are involved in the class.

● There will be four family programs throughout the year, in which the whole family can go on this Jewish adventure together. 

For 2021-2022 electives, tuition and fees click here.

Hebrew High

Starts October 2021
Twice a month - 1st and 3rd Sundays*
11:45am -1:00 pm | Lunch will be included in each session
$500 Members/$600 Non-Members
One Sunday is a discussion led by Rabbi Ariel and Jacob Rosenbaum
Second Sunday hands on project or trip led by Becca Rosenfelt and Jacob Rosenbaum
Leadership possibilities for upperclassman

POSSIBLE TOPICS OF DISCUSSION AND PROJECTS/TRIPS:
Gemilut Chasadim
• JVC Casserole Challenge
• Create blankets and collect winter clothing to be delivered
Jewish History
• Baltimore Museum of Industry
• Holocaust Museum
Israel and BDS
• Israel High Curriculum
Theology: Traditions and Life Cycles
Pop Culture Topics    
• Anti Semitism
• Leadership
• Substance Abuse

Click here to view our informational flyer. 

For more information about Beth Israel Community Learning Lab or Hebrew High, please contact Rabbi Ariel Platt at aplatt@bethisrael-om.org or Becca Rosenfelt at brosenfelt@bethisrael-om.org.

Tue, July 27 2021 18 Av 5781