NVHC will begin our 5781 school year online. We have created an all encompassing program that focuses on creating community and engaging in Jewish learning and identity building, while still leaving flexibility for change if we are able to meet in person at any point during the year. Our online program will continue to meet on Sunday mornings. It is our hope that we will be able to meet, at some point, in-person this year. We are working with a group of lay leaders who are advising us on when we will be able to do this in a way that is safe and socially responsible. 

We recognize that online learning is not the best solution for every student. If you would like to speak with Rabbi Wainer about your student(s), please click here to schedule an appointment. 

In Kehillat Limmud, we focus on three aspects to Jewish learning and engagement – Judaism in action, Judaism in the classroom, and Hebrew in the classroom. 

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  • Judaism in Action - The Mishpacha (Family) Project

    The Mishpacha Project is a new and innovative way for families to engage in Judaism together, as a family unit. This program will provide educational and social opportunities for families to build authentic relationships around Jewish education and identity building. In small groups, families will engage in programming that focuses on Jewish ritual moments and Jewish values, focusing both on experiences within the Jewish community and at home. There will also be time for adults and students to engage in parallel learning, so that everyone has the opportunity to learn at the level most appropriate to them. The Mishpacha Project is an intergenerational program that is open to families with students of all ages. 

    The Mishpacha Project will meet twice a month. The small group meetings will take place once per month on Friday late afternoon/early evening. These meetings will be a time to learn about ritual and holidays together, as a small group.  There will be a second monthly meeting, where adults and students will meet at separate times. Students will meet in small groups with other students in the project who are in similar grades. Adults will meet in small groups together and learn on the same topics as their students.  

  • Judaism in the Classroom

    At the core of Judaism, is a strong sense of Jewish identity and community. All students will have an opportunity to engage in community building and learning core Judaic content on Sunday mornings. This is a required part of our program for all students in Kindergarten – 7th Grade. Please scroll down to see what these Sunday morning sessions will include for each grade level. 

  • Hebrew in the Classroom

    Hebrew is the language that ties all Jews together, across the globe. This year we are extending our Hebrew program and providing more opportunities than ever for our students to engage in the study of Hebrew. Hebrew study will take place on Sundays, and for 3rd-6th grade will also include a mid-week session. Given the nature of the current climate, all mid-week Hebrew will take place online. Students will be able to choose from two options – either small groups learning that meets with one of our Hebrew teachers or 1:1 Hebrew tutoring. Please scroll down to see what Hebrew opportunities are available for each grade level. 

Information for Each Grade

Kindergarten

We love being able to welcome in our youngest learners each year, and this year is no exception! In Kindergarten, our students learn to build connections with each other while learning about the Jewish holidays with a heavy emphasis on Shabbat, Jewish values, and different aspects of the synagogue.

Judaism in the Classroom

Our Kindergarten – 2nd grade students will meet every Sunday for 45 minutes. They will begin with a brief T’fillah (services) or music session with their 1st & 2nd grade friends. They will then break out into their classes, with teachers and madrichim, where they will build on their core learning and relationship building through activities like art projects, stories, and engaging conversation. This is a required part of our program for all students in Kindergarten – 7th Grade.

Judaism in Action

Kindergarten families are invited to join us for the inaugural year of the Mishpacha (family) Project. The Mishpacha Project is a new and innovative way for families to engage in Judaism together, as a family unit. This program will provide educational and social opportunities for families to build authentic relationships around Jewish education and identity building. In cohorts, families will engage in programming that focuses on Jewish ritual moments and Jewish values, focusing both on experiences within the Jewish community and at home. There will also be time for adults and students to engage in parallel learning, so that everyone has the opportunity to learn at the level most appropriate to them. The Mishpacha Project is an intergenerational program that is open to families with students of all ages. 

1st Grade

In 1st grade, our students continue learning how to build connections with each other while learning about Torah stories, Jewish values, and Jewish holidays. 

Judaism in the Classroom

Our Kindergarten – 2nd grade students will meet every Sunday for 45 minutes. They will begin with a brief T’fillah (services) or music session with their 1st & 2nd grade friends. They will then break out into their classes, with teachers and madrichim, where they will build on their core learning and relationship building through activities like art projects, stories, and engaging conversation. This is a required part of our program for all students in Kindergarten – 7th Grade.

Hebrew in the Classroom

This year we are introducing an optional Hebrew component for our 1st & 2nd grade students, called Hebrew Through Movement. Hebrew Through Movement is a proven method of learning Hebrew by which students learn Hebrew through hearing and responding to Hebrew words through movement. Click here to learn more about the Hebrew Through Movement methodology. 

This class will meet for 30 minutes on Sunday mornings at a time separate from their core class. 

Judaism in Action

1st Grade families are invited to join us for the inaugural year of the Mishpacha (family) Project. The Mishpacha Project is a new and innovative way for families to engage in Judaism together, as a family unit. This program will provide educational and social opportunities for families to build authentic relationships around Jewish education and identity building. In cohorts, families will engage in programming that focuses on Jewish ritual moments and Jewish values, focusing both on experiences within the Jewish community and at home. There will also be time for adults and students to engage in parallel learning, so that everyone has the opportunity to learn at the level most appropriate to them. The Mishpacha Project is an intergenerational program that is open to families with students of all ages. 

2nd Grade

In 2nd grade, our students continue building connections with peers while learning about Torah stories, Israel, Jewish values, and beginning to learn to recognize Hebrew letters. 

Judaism in the Classroom

Our Kindergarten – 2nd grade students will meet every Sunday for 45 minutes. They will begin with a brief T’fillah (services) or music session with their 1st & 2nd grade friends. They will then break out into their classes, with teachers and madrichim, where they will build on their core learning and relationship building through activities like art projects, stories and engaging conversation. This is a required part of our program for all students in Kindergarten – 7th Grade.

Hebrew in the Classroom

This year we are introducing an optional Hebrew component for our 1st & 2nd grade students, called Hebrew Through Movement. Hebrew Through Movement is a proven method of learning Hebrew by which students learn Hebrew through hearing and responding to Hebrew words through movement. Click here to learn more about the Hebrew Through Movement methodology. 

This class will meet for 30 minutes on Sunday mornings at a time separate from their core class. 

Judaism in Action

2nd Grade families are invited to join us for the inaugural year of the Mishpacha (family) Project. The Mishpacha Project is a new and innovative way for families to engage in Judaism together, as a family unit. This program will provide educational and social opportunities for families to build authentic relationships around Jewish education and identity building. In cohorts, families will engage in programming that focuses on Jewish ritual moments and Jewish values, focusing both on experiences within the Jewish community and at home. There will also be time for adults and students to engage in parallel learning, so that everyone has the opportunity to learn at the level most appropriate to them. The Mishpacha Project is an intergenerational program that is open to families with students of all ages. 

3rd Grade

In 3rd grade, our students engage in their core Judaic learning in a looped two-year curriculum with our 4th grade students. In Year Aleph, students learn about the narratives of Jacob and Moses, focusing on the stories from Genesis and Exodus. In Year Bet, students learn about important people and events in Jewish history and modern Israel. In Hebrew, students can expect to learn letter and vowel recognition as well as basic decoding skills. 

Judaism in the Classroom

Our 3rd & 4th grade students will meet every Sunday for 60 minutes. During this session, they will have time as a whole cohort to participate in community building activities. They will also be able to choose electives through which to learn their core Judaics content. These electives will be small groups of students with a teacher and madrich/a. Previous electives have included Game Making, Odyssey of the Mind, Arts & Culture, and Video Making. This is a required part of our program for all students in Kindergarten – 7th Grade.

Hebrew in the Classroom

Hebrew is at the core of everything that we do and learn in Judaism. And, that said, we also know that learning Hebrew (a language that looks and sounds nothing like English) can be challenging under the best of circumstances. For that reason, we have chosen to change the model of our Hebrew program. Beginning this year, Hebrew learning is optional for our 3rd and 4th grade students. We will offer four levels of Hebrew – Hebrew I, Hebrew II, Hebrew III, and Hebrew IV. Families who believe that their child would benefit from beginning Hebrew later on can opt into Hebrew beginning in 4th or 5th Grade, where they would begin in Hebrew I with age-appropriate peers. Hebrew will be required beginning in 5th grade. Families choosing to enroll their students in Hebrew beginning in 4th or 5th grade should expect that the B’nai Mitzvah journey will look different for their children and will likely include leading fewer prayers or chanting/reading fewer, or no, lines of Torah. The B’nai Mitzvah journey is ultimately about learning to take on responsibility in the Jewish community; having spent fewer years learning Hebrew will not detract from the experience of your child’s B’nai Mitzvah. 

For students enrolled in this program, there will be two components – a 30 min class session on Sunday mornings, separate from the core content, and a mid-week session. Given the nature of the current climate, all mid-week Hebrew will take place online. Students will be able to choose from two options – either small group learning that meets with one of our Hebrew teachers or 1:1 Hebrew tutoring.

Judaism in Action 

3rd Grade families are invited to join us for the inaugural year of the Mishpacha (family) Project. The Mishpacha Project is a new and innovative way for families to engage in Judaism together, as a family unit. This program will provide educational and social opportunities for families to build authentic relationships around Jewish education and identity building. In cohorts, families will engage in programming that focuses on Jewish ritual moments and Jewish values, focusing both on experiences within the Jewish community and at home. There will also be time for adults and students to engage in parallel learning, so that everyone has the opportunity to learn at the level most appropriate to them. The Mishpacha Project is an intergenerational program that is open to families with students of all ages. 

4th Grade

In 4th grade, our students engage in their core Judaic learning in a looped two-year curriculum with our 3rd grade students. In Year Aleph, students learn about the narratives of Jacob and Moses, focusing on the stories from Genesis and Exodus. In Year Bet, students learn about important people and events in Jewish history and modern Israel. In Hebrew, students can expect to learn short blessings (such as Barechu and blessings over food), Ma’ariv Aravim/Yotzer Or, the Four Questions, Kiddush, and Havdalah

Judaism in the Classroom

Our 3rd & 4th grade students will meet every Sunday for 60 minutes. During this session, they will have time as a whole cohort to participate in community building activities. They will also be able to choose electives through which to learn their core Judaics content. These electives will be small groups of students with a teacher and madrich/a. Previous electives have included Game Making, Odyssey of the Mind, Arts & Culture, and Video Making. This is a required part of our program for all students in Kindergarten – 7th Grade.

Hebrew in the Classroom

Hebrew is at the core of everything that we do and learn in Judaism. And, that said, we also know that learning Hebrew (a language that looks and sounds nothing like English) can be challenging under the best of circumstances. For that reason, we have chosen to change the model of our Hebrew program. Beginning this year, Hebrew learning is optional for our 3rd and 4th grade students. We will offer four levels of Hebrew – Hebrew I, Hebrew II, Hebrew III, and Hebrew IV. Families who believe that their child would benefit from beginning Hebrew later on can opt into Hebrew beginning in 5th Grade, where they would begin in Hebrew I with age-appropriate peers. Hebrew will be required beginning in 5th grade. Families choosing to enroll their students in Hebrew beginning in 4th or 5th grade should expect that the B’nai Mitzvah journey will look different for their children and will likely include leading fewer prayers or chanting/reading fewer, or no, lines of Torah. The B’nai Mitzvah journey is ultimately about learning to take on responsibility in the Jewish community; having spent fewer years learning Hebrew will not detract from the experience of your child’s B’nai Mitzvah. 

For students enrolled in this program, there will be two components – a 30 min class session on Sunday mornings, separate from the core content, and a mid-week session. Given the nature of the current climate, all mid-week Hebrew will take place online. Students will be able to choose from two options – either small group learning that meets with one of our Hebrew teachers for 60 minutes or 1:1 Hebrew tutoring for 30 minutes once per week.

Judaism in Action 

4th Grade families are invited to join us for the inaugural year of the Mishpacha (family) Project. The Mishpacha Project is a new and innovative way for families to engage in Judaism together, as a family unit. This program will provide educational and social opportunities for families to build authentic relationships around Jewish education and identity building. In cohorts, families will engage in programming that focuses on Jewish ritual moments and Jewish values, focusing both on experiences within the Jewish community and at home. There will also be time for adults and students to engage in parallel learning, so that everyone has the opportunity to learn at the level most appropriate to them. The Mishpacha Project is an intergenerational program that is open to families with students of all ages. 

5th Grade

In 5th grade, our students engage in their core Judaic learning in a looped two-year curriculum with our 6th grade students. In Year Aleph, students learn about modern Jewish History. In Year Bet, students learn about Jewish lifecycle events and the Holocaust. In Hebrew, students can expect to learn Sh’ma/V’ahavtah, Mi Chamocha, Avot v’Imahot, G’vurot, and K’dusha.  

Judaism in the Classroom

Our 5th & 6th grade students will meet every Sunday for 60 minutes. During this session, they will have time as a whole cohort to participate in community building activities. They will also be able to choose electives through which to learn their core Judaics content. These electives will be small groups of students with a teacher and madrich/a. Previous electives have included Game Making, Odyssey of the Mind, Arts & Culture, and Video Making. This is a required part of our program for all students in Kindergarten – 7th Grade.

Hebrew in the Classroom

Hebrew includes two components – a 30 min class session on Sunday mornings, separate from the core content, and a mid-week session. Given the nature of the current climate, all mid-week Hebrew will take place online. Students will be able to choose from two options – either small group learning that meets with one of our Hebrew teachers for 60 minutes or 1:1 Hebrew tutoring for 30 minutes once per week. The Sunday session will meet for 30 minutes on Sunday mornings at a time separate from their core class. This is a required part of our program for all 5th & 6th grade students.

Judaism in Action 

5th Grade families are invited to join us for the inaugural year of the Mishpacha (family) Project. The Mishpacha Project is a new and innovative way for families to engage in Judaism together, as a family unit. This program will provide educational and social opportunities for families to build authentic relationships around Jewish education and identity building. In cohorts, families will engage in programming that focuses on Jewish ritual moments and Jewish values, focusing both on experiences within the Jewish community and at home. There will also be time for adults and students to engage in parallel learning, so that everyone has the opportunity to learn at the level most appropriate to them. The Mishpacha Project is an intergenerational program that is open to families with students of all ages. 

6th Grade

In 6th grade, our students engage in their core Judaic learning in a looped two-year curriculum with our 6th grade students. In Year Aleph, students learn about modern Jewish History. In Year Bet, students learn about Jewish lifecycle events and the Holocaust. In Hebrew, students can expect to review all prayers previously learned and build on them with the addition of the Torah Service, which includes blessings surrounding the ritual of removing the Torah from the ark, the Torah Blessings, and Haftarah blessings.  

Judaism in the Classroom

Our 5th & 6th grade students will meet every Sunday for 60 minutes. During this session, they will have time as a whole cohort to participate in community building activities. They will also be able to choose electives through which to learn their core Judaics content. These electives will be small groups of students with a teacher and madrich/a. Previous electives have included Game Making, Odyssey of the Mind, Arts & Culture, and Video Making. This is a required part of our program for all students in Kindergarten – 7th Grade.

Hebrew in the Classroom

Hebrew includes two components – a 30 min class session on Sunday mornings, separate from the core content, and a mid-week session. Given the nature of the current climate, all mid-week Hebrew will take place online. Students will be able to choose from two options – either small group learning that meets with one of our Hebrew teachers for 60 minutes or 1:1 Hebrew tutoring for 30 minutes once per week. The Sunday session will meet for 30 minutes on Sunday mornings at a time separate from their core class. This is a required part of our program for all 5th & 6th grade students.

Judaism in Action 

6th Grade families are invited to join us for the inaugural year of the Mishpacha (family) Project. The Mishpacha Project is a new and innovative way for families to engage in Judaism together, as a family unit. This program will provide educational and social opportunities for families to build authentic relationships around Jewish education and identity building. In cohorts, families will engage in programming that focuses on Jewish ritual moments and Jewish values, focusing both on experiences within the Jewish community and at home. There will also be time for adults and students to engage in parallel learning, so that everyone has the opportunity to learn at the level most appropriate to them. The Mishpacha Project is an intergenerational program that is open to families with students of all ages. 

7th Grade

7th Grade is a unique program that serves to meet the growing needs of middle school students, while acknowledging that this is the year in which many of our students become B’nai Mitzvah. Taught by our Youth Engagement Coordinator and madrichim (high school leaders), this class focuses on important values and life lessons through the lens of the weekly Torah portion. Students also have the opportunity to discuss and learn about current events.  

Judaism in the Classroom

Our 7th grade students will meet every Sunday morning for 60 minutes. This time will focus on Jews values and Torah through the lens of 7th grade students. Additionally, there will be time each Sunday for social experiences like playing games and other fun activities. This is a required part of our program for all students in Kindergarten – 7th Grade.

Hebrew in the Classroom

This year, we are offering an optional modern Hebrew class for our 7th grade students. This class is separate from Torah Corps. This class will be a beginning Hebrew class, appropriate for our 7th grade student’s Hebrew level, and will meet for an additional 30 minutes on Sunday mornings at a time separate from the 7th grade core class. 

Judaism in Action 

7th Grade families are invited to join us for the inaugural year of the Mishpacha (family) Project. The Mishpacha Project is a new and innovative way for families to engage in Judaism together, as a family unit. This program will provide educational and social opportunities for families to build authentic relationships around Jewish education and identity building. In cohorts, families will engage in programming that focuses on Jewish ritual moments and Jewish values, focusing both on experiences within the Jewish community and at home. There will also be time for adults and students to engage in parallel learning, so that everyone has the opportunity to learn at the level most appropriate to them. The Mishpacha Project is an intergenerational program that is open to families with students of all ages.   

Torah Corps

Torah Corps is NVHC’s unique learning experience for Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation! A program of study in place of individual tutoring sessions, it provides an extensive learning experience to prepare students for Bar and Bat Mitzvah as well as creating learning opportunities to plant firm roots for their Jewish life. Through a peer-based chevruta–style learning environment during the year prior to becoming Bar or Bat Mitzvah, students work in small, assigned groups learning and practicing all things relevant to becoming Bar or Bat Mitzvah. These groups are directed and mentored by Cantor Caro along with Rabbi Wainer, Rabbi Holzman, and Sam Blum (our Youth Engagement Coordinator), as well as being staffed by trained teen madrichim.

Click here to learn more about B’nai Mitzvah at NVHC, and click here to learn more about Torah Corps.

More information will be available in the coming weeks to sign up for Fall Torah Corps.

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