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Covid-19 Update

Jewish Learning & Discovery in the safety of our Outdoor Classrooms!

Hebrew School 2021-22 – COVID-19 Update

 

We at the Center are once again putting together a year filled with exciting and innovating learning programs and activities. At Hebrew school we strive to instill within the youngsters a love for Judaism, the Torah and the Jewish people.

Covid-19 has challenged us on many levels. However, we have designed a learning program, based on current research, that will ensure the children’s participation, grow their knowledge and allow them to experience Judaism in a way that’s unique for our times. While we recognize the limitations and challenges ahead, this year poses an even greater opportunity than usual to bring home the importance of Jewish identity and we are confident that we will deliver a vibrant, engaging and nurturing Jewish educational experience that your children will love at Hebrew School.

We will be starting the year with Outdoor “In-Person” classes which will be held at the JCC, spread throughout the school yard. The lessons will be taught in a fun and memorable fashion keeping true to what our hands-on Hebrew School experience is known for. Areas of academic emphasis include the Hebrew Language & Prayer, Jewish history, holidays, songs, traditions, values, and The Land of Israel. 

The safety of our students is our first priority and we will be strictly following all COVID related guidelines from the CDC and local Health Departments. We had a wonderful year of learning this past school year are coming off a very successful summer of in-person camp and currently daily with the Growing Garden Preschool and Academy of the Arts Day School, where the children enjoy wonderful learning in a safe environment with the safety protocols in place. 

  • We will start the year with outdoor learning, which provides the more flexibility in terms of safety guidelines. The option to wear a mask outside will be up to each family respectively. 
  • The students will be kept in their own “Pods” during the day, minimizing their interaction with other classes.
  • If we move inside at some point due to weather or other reasons, we will follow the recommended guidelines which is currently asking for all Staff and students to wear masks.

I understand you may have some questions or concerns, so please do not hesitate to contact me. I am sure we can find the best option for you and your family. Together we will continue to fashion a deep, resonant Jewish identity for all our children!

Rabbi Dovid & Laya Lisbon