Inclusion

Inclusion for Students

 

NVHC is proud that it can boast a program of inclusion for all students and potential students who wish to receive a Jewish education. It should be noted that we accommodate every student during the B’nai Mitzvah experience regardless of learning and developmental issues. Our program consists of three components of engagement:

Special Needs:

Working with students and special needs consultants, each family that shares any special needs issues or concerns that their child may have, can take comfort in the knowledge that their confidential information is shared only with classroom teachers. Working together; teachers, parents, and the Director of Education, take a close look at how to integrate each child into the classroom environment so that he/she feels a part of our NVHC family. If deemed appropriate, we provide madrich (high school assistant) shadows to assist in the integration process. In addition, each teacher receives special needs training.

Hebrew Tutorial for 3-6th grade students:

Students with special needs and in need of remedial Hebrew, are placed with Hebrew tutors who equipped with the appropriate teaching tools, spend time one-on-one or in pairs, working on language acquisition issues. These range from letter recognition, to reading more fluently. This may be a temporary placement for Hebrew class time only until students have reached a level that will enable them to participate in the mainstream classroom, or in some cases, this may be more long term. Hebrew tutors work closely with the mainstream classroom teacher and the Director of Education.

Inclusion Program:

Over the past two years, we have created an Inclusion committee to oversee special needs and learning challenged students. Our goal is to find a place within our synagogue program for all children who want to be an active member of our community.  With this goal in mind, we now offer a high school “Buddy” program that matches a trained teen with a student who is unable to be a part of our classroom setting.  Buddies work with parents and students to create an individual program that is aimed at engaging and connecting students to our community through a program designed to meet them at their own pace of engagement.

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Events

Apr
20
Fri
Bring Your Own Shabbat Dinner (BYOSHD)
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
BYO Shabbat Dinner!

Join with NVHC friends to Connect on Shabbat

Do you ever feel too busy to cook some nights, let alone invite friends over? We hear you! Starting this fall, we are encouraging families to join together for an informal dairy Shabbat dinner at NVHC.   Bring your own dinner (takeout, homemade, whatever!) and come to the Social Hall to relax and connect with friends before Friday night services.

All are welcome!  Families with children are encouraged to attend.  We love having children help open the ark and participate in services but if you can’t stay that’s ok!  Join us for lighting the candles or whatever works for you.  The idea is to come together and connect on Shabbat.  Mark your calendar now! 

BYO Shabbat Dinner dates:

April 20      (coincides with our Israel@70! Weekend-long celebration of Israel)

May 18      (coincides with Shavuot)

June 8        (coincides with Atid Shabbat)

*BYOSHD starts at 6:00pm, followed by candle lighting and services at 7pm*

Please bring a dairy or parve meal (no pork, shell fish, meat or chicken).  Challah, paper products and water will be provided.  Any questions, please contact Hilary Wilkenfeld, 703-835-2938, or hmwilkenfeld@gmail.com.

If you’re interested in the Israeli Dinner please click here.

Erev Shabbat Worship Service
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Friday evening is your chance to disconnect from the outside world, join with family and friends, and welcome Shabbat!  Following our worship service we have a delicious oneg (cookies, fruit and sweets to bring in Shabbes joy)!

This Friday, we are honored to be joined by and to learn from Rabbi Tamir Nir, our Scholar-In-Residence. He will address the congregation tonight as our speaker, and he will speak about “Reflecting on Change in Israeli Society.” Join us in welcoming Shabbat with Rabbi Nir!

Apr
22
Sun
Kehillat Limmud
Apr 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Kehillat Limmud is our Religious School for grades K-7. Using an innovative and fun elective-based program, we teach students everything they need to be productive, knowledgeable, and spiritually capable Jewish young people. For our 8th-12th grade program, please see information on Tamid.

For more information on education at NVHC, please contact our office at 703-437-7733, or email our Director of Education Rabbi Jessica Wainer at rabbiwainer@nvhcreston.org.

Apr
24
Tue
Mid-Week Hebrew
Apr 24 @ 4:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Mid-Week Hebrew is offered to all fifth and sixth grade Religious School students to improve their Hebrew fluency in preparation for their B’nei Mitzvah!

Classes on Tuesdays are from 4:45-5:45, 5:45-6:45, or 6:45-7:45.

Tamid
Apr 24 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Tamid is NVHC’s 8th – 12th grade program. Meeting on Tuesday nights, Tamid focuses on building Jewish community through ongoing text study, social action projects, social time and teen leadership initiatives. Want to sign up your 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grader for classes at NVHC? Contact the temple office or email Rabbi Wainer at rabbiwainer@nvhcreston.org.

Apr
25
Wed
Mid-Week Hebrew
Apr 25 @ 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Mid-Week Hebrew is offered to all fifth and sixth grade Religious School students to improve their Hebrew fluency in preparation for their B’nei Mitzvah!

Classes on Wednesdays are held from 5:45-6:45.

Apr
29
Sun
Kehillat Limmud
Apr 29 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Kehillat Limmud is our Religious School for grades K-7. Using an innovative and fun elective-based program, we teach students everything they need to be productive, knowledgeable, and spiritually capable Jewish young people. For our 8th-12th grade program, please see information on Tamid.

For more information on education at NVHC, please contact our office at 703-437-7733, or email our Director of Education Rabbi Jessica Wainer at rabbiwainer@nvhcreston.org.

May
1
Tue
Mid-Week Hebrew
May 1 @ 4:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Mid-Week Hebrew is offered to all fifth and sixth grade Religious School students to improve their Hebrew fluency in preparation for their B’nei Mitzvah!

Classes on Tuesdays are from 4:45-5:45, 5:45-6:45, or 6:45-7:45.

Tamid
May 1 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Tamid is NVHC’s 8th – 12th grade program. Meeting on Tuesday nights, Tamid focuses on building Jewish community through ongoing text study, social action projects, social time and teen leadership initiatives. Want to sign up your 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grader for classes at NVHC? Contact the temple office or email Rabbi Wainer at rabbiwainer@nvhcreston.org.

May
2
Wed
Mid-Week Hebrew
May 2 @ 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Mid-Week Hebrew is offered to all fifth and sixth grade Religious School students to improve their Hebrew fluency in preparation for their B’nei Mitzvah!

Classes on Wednesdays are held from 5:45-6:45.

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