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Jewish Education Programs 

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*Please note that Partner prices are for renewing partnerships for the 2021/22 year*

There are two prices for each program.  

Families participating in our Partnership Program get reduced rates on our education programs as well as other programs.  There are non-partner and Partner prices listed for each class below.

To learn about our Partner Program, go here.

 Elementary Ages - Currently offered two Sundays per month

Cool Shul has a “Cool School”  two Sundays per month for children in grades 1-5 (and mature kindergarten students) from 9:30-11:00 am.  We are excited to return to our Mar Vista location starting this fall now that we are (fingers crossed!) past the Covid-19 crisis, but will continue to offer this class in a hybrid format so students can join from anywhere!  It is a mixed-age environment, and the group is led by Rabbi/Cantor Diane and Jack Fargotstein.  Each session we learn Hebrew letters, a bit of modern Hebrew, and explore part of the calendar or focus on our annual theme.  We engage in experiential learning with hands-on activities, games, and Tikkun Olam (healing the world) projects.   Our goal is to teach your child the universal lessons that are the fabric of Jewish practice... how this structure can help remind us to be better humans and take better care of one another and the world.  We don't teach rules or laws as traditions or actions we have to follow, but to interpret them and make our own.

This upcoming year our theme will be Jewish Lifecycle, where the students create a sock baby to take through a lifetime and learn about Jewish traditions with birth, baby naming, spiritual education, B-Mitzvah, marriage, illness, and (in a gentle way) death (don't worry, no sock babies will be harmed during this lesson and they will survive!).

$925 (non-partner price)/$525 (partner price)

Register Here!

 

Middle School Ages - Pre-B-Mitzvah - Currently planned for Wednesday afternoons

Cool Shul also offers Judaica and Prayerbook Hebrew study for students who are pre-Bar/Bat Mitzvah in grades 5 through 8 on Wednesday afternoons from 4:00-5:30 pm. These sessions are with Rabbi/Cantor Diane and Jack Fargotstein and will take place at our offices in Mar Vista, but we will continue to offer it in hybrid format so students can join from anywhere!  We use the Sarah and David Hebrew series to learn how to decode Hebrew, and learn Jewish prayers as we start thinking about leading services as B'nai-Mitzvah!  We also explore Torah stories, holidays, and a variety of Jewish themes as the Elementary class does,  but we explore them with a little more maturity as we inch toward adulthood.   Our goal is to teach your child the universal lessons that are the fabric of Jewish practice... how this structure can help remind us to be better humans and take better care of one another and the world.  We don't teach rules or laws as traditions or actions we have to follow, but to interpret them and make our own.

*Note for 5th grade parents, we do talk about the Holocaust in this class

$1325 (non-partner price)/$825(partner price)

(Email if interested in this class)

 

Which brings us to…

B-Mitzvah Program! (we call it B-Mitzvah to make it gender neutral)

Because we are a small organization, we can create a B-Mitzvah experience that is completely personalized for your family. Rabbi/Cantor Diane will discuss with the B-Mitzvah and his/her/their family what their hopes and dreams are for the service and for the process of learning. Together they create a learning plan and ceremony model that is illustrative of the family’s goals for this unique demonstration of learning.  Students study with Rabbi/Cantor Diane and Jack Fargotstein weekly for one year prior to a mutually chosen B-Mitzvah date.  All study sessions can take place either at our offices in Mar Vista or online. 

$4900 (non-partner)/$3900 (partner price)

REGISTER HERE!

 

Post B-Mitzvah

Students in grades 8-12

Currently planned for two Wednesday evenings per month.

For students beyond B-Mitzvah, we still gather together for games, fun, learning activities and modern Hebrew study, as well as for discussions about current events from a Jewish point of view and related Tikkun Olam activities.   This year we will also be exploring learning Torah through art and music.

$700 (non-partner price)/$400 (partner price)

REGISTER HERE!

 

If you have questions about any of these programs,

call or email Rabbi/Cantor Diane at 310-795-9438 or diane@coolshul.org to chat and get registration information..

Mon, October 25 2021 19 Cheshvan 5782