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Jewish Education Programs

*Please note that Partner prices are for renewing partnerships for the 2018/19 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.

Sunday Class – Elementary Ages

Cool Shul has a “Cool School”  two Sundays per month for children in grades 1-5 (and mature kindergarten students) from 9:30-11:30 am.  All classes are held at the Cool Shul office.  It is a mixed-age environment, and the group is led by Rabbi/Cantor Diane and Jack Fargotstein.  Each year has a theme.  So far we have studied “Pillars of Judaism,” "Jewish Lifecycle," and "Things found in a Jewish Home or Synagogue."  For 2018-2019 we will be focusing on the main stories found in the Torah.   Each session we explore part of the calendar or our annual theme and 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 and things to follow, but to interpret and make ones own.

We also start learning Hebrew letters, and dive into the prayers found in a siddur (Jewish prayerbook).

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

Register Here!

 

OUR THURSDAY CLASS IS CURRENTLY FILLED AND WE CAN NOT TAKE ANY MORE STUDENTS.  PLEASE EMAIL DIANE IF YOU WANT TO BE ON THE WAITING LIST.

Thursday Class – Middle School Ages

Cool Shul also offers Judaica and Prayerbook Hebrew study for students who are pre-Bar/Bat Mitzvah in grades 5 through 8 (or earlier if you want it!) on Thursdays, 4:00-6:00 pm. These sessions are with Rabbi/Cantor Diane and Jack Fargotstein and take place at the Cool Shul office.  We use the Sarah and David series to dig deeply into the language of Jewish prayer as we start thinking about leading services as a Bar or Bat-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. 

$1325 (non-partner price)/$725(partner price)

REGISTER HERE!

 

Which brings us to…

Bar/Bat-Mitzvah Program!

Because we are a small organization, we can create a Bar/Bat-Mitzvah experience that is completely personalized for your family.  Rabbi/Cantor Diane will discuss with the Bar/Bat-Mitzvah and his/her 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 demonstrative of the family’s goals for this unique demonstration of learning.  Students study with Rabbi/Cantor Diane weekly for one year prior to a mutually chosen Bar/Bat-Mitzvah date.  All study sessions take place at the Cool Shul office.

$4600 (non-partner)/$3600 (partner price)

REGISTER HERE!

 

PosT B'NEI-MITZVAH

For students beyond Bar/Bat-Mitzvah, we still gather together for Youth Group 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 class meets two Thursday evenings per month from 6:30-8pm.

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

REGISTER HERE!

 

 

Adult B'nei-Mitzvah

We are forming a class for adults who never had a Bar or Bat-Mitzvah or wish they could do it again!  Join us.

Email Diane for information.

If you have questions about any of these programs, call or email Rabbi/Cantor Diane at 310-745-4578 or diane@coolshul.org to chat and get registration information..

Tue, October 16 2018 7 Cheshvan 5779