We offer a variety of Chugim (electives) throughout the school year during our Sunday morning program for all 3-5th grade students. Some of the offerings they can choose from are:
There are so many different types of candles that we use in Judaism: yahrtzeit (memory) candles, Havdallah candles, Shabbat candles, Chanukah candles. Come learn about different types of candles, the blessings that go with them, and make your own!
So many holidays has Jewish foods associated with it. Purim has hamentaschen, Chanukah has latkes and sufganiyot, Rosh HaShanah has apples and honey. Don’t forget about gefilte fish and challah and Israeli dishes like shakshuka. Learn how to become a Jewish cook!
Judaism tells us we need to care for the environment. There are many ways to do that and we are going to learn how to garden, about plants that grow in Israel, we are going start growing some winter veggies!
Israeli folk dancing is a fun way to get moving while being immersed in Israeli culture. We will learn special dances, make up our own dances and perform for our friends.
Do you love to hang out with really little kids reading books, doing crafts, having snacks, and teaching them? If so, you might want to come hang out in a Kindergarten, Pre-k, or 1st Grade Classroom as a Junior Ozer or Ozeret (helper). You will get to work closely with the teacher, and most importantly, the students! (5th Grade Only)
Have you ever wanted to learn the Jewish perspective on why we want to keep our bodies healthy? Have you ever wanted to be able to run longer distance, even get up to running a 5k? That’s what we are working toward in Running Chug.
Learn about Jewish symbolism and incorporate it into your own Jewish weaving projects
Yoga and Drumming
Come work your body and soul as you stretch, keep the beat, and learn how Judaism can blend with yoga and drumming.