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Netivot: Pathways to Jewish Life


For students in Kindergarten - Grade 6
Wednesdays, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM 

2020-2021 Session: September 23, 2020 - May 19, 2021 
$1300/year | 30 sessions + Exploration kits and special programs

Unique hybrid program offering an innovative approach to learning:

        Online engagement

●        At-home learning projects

●        Optional in-person sessions

●        Values-based curriculum


We know that some children learn well by Zoom, while others struggle with online learning. We also recognize that families need to have stability and predictability in their schedules. Rather than plan an in-person Netivot program, which may need to be interrupted multiple times throughout the coming year, we have created a hybrid program, which will remain agile and flexible through the uncertainty that lies ahead. 


Netivot’s hybrid program combines Zoom, in-person socially distanced meetings (when possible), and a new at-home “exploration kit” for each unit of learning. Each kit will explore a Jewish value corresponding to that unit of learning, including activities that reinforce our online curriculum, creating a more personalized hands-on learning experience for each child. 


The Netivot family remains committed to meeting your child’s Jewish and social/emotional needs within COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.


Now, more than ever, make sure your child stays connected!


Netivot provides children with the building blocks to develop a love for Jewish life and a connection to Jewish traditions. Our synagogue-based program creates rich opportunities for Netivot students and their families to experience the rhythms and rituals of Jewish life while connecting to the larger community and the State of Israel.


Our passionate and diverse team helps your child expand their Jewish knowledge, ignite their Jewish pride and provide opportunities to put their Jewish values into action.


Our curriculum includes basic Hebrew reading and writing basics, learning and practicing Shabbat and holidays rituals, and discovering the meaning behind well-known Bible stories. We aim to ignite Jewish pride and establish meaningful connections to Israel. Using project-based learning and volunteering opportunities, our students put into action the core Jewish values learned in the classroom.


Our Netivot classes are structured by grade level, and average 10 students in each.


            Nevatim (Sprouts) for Kindergarden 
Nitzanim (Buds) for grade 1
Perachim (Flowers) for grades 2-3
Peirot (Fruits) for grades 4-6


Our Netivot students benefit from a few special events each year! Our Sukkot celebration, Pre-Chanukah scavenger hunt, Netivot Shabbat programs, model Passover Seder and Year-End celebration are a few examples of the special events Netivot students and their families get to experience during the year.


Our dynamic team works together to provide our students with a full and eclectic Jewish program.  


Rabba Rachel Kohl Finegold – Clergy leader, teaches prayer and Synagogue rituals.


Sari Wisenthal-Shore Director, overseeing teachers, curriculum, registration and family engagement


Mora Joanna Cohen  – Nevatim (Kindergarten) – Teacher (Hebrew and Jewish Education)


Mora Netta Rotstein – Nitzanim (Grade 1) – Teacher (Hebrew, Jewish Education and Mindfulness)


Mora Dalia Rashty – Perachim (Grades 2-3) – Teacher (Hebrew and Jewish Education)


Shinshinim – Israeli volunteers (post-high school volunteers, Israel Education and connection)


Youth Volunteers – Shaar teens providing support in the classroom.


To learn more about becoming part of the Netivot team, please contact Sari Wisenthal-Shore, Director of the Netivot Program at

Special Programs

Netivot parents and grandparents are invited to participate in:

  • Shaar, PJ Library & Netivot Shabbat in the Park. A community picnic to welcome the Shabbat together.

  • Netivot Kabbalat Shabbat Service and Dinner. Netivot students and their families take an active role in the Shaar service and welcome the Sabbat together.

  • Netivot Shabbat (Saturday morning).  Netivot students and their families take an active part in the Shaar Shabbat service.

  • Year-End Celebration. Parents, grandparents, siblings and friends are invited to celebrate the accomplishments of our Netivot students.

  • Shaar Youth and Young Family events
    Contact Rachel Feldman 514.937.9474 ext. 137 to learn more about upcoming Shaar Programming 

If you wish to be more involved in the program or have ideas for volunteer projects, please contact Sari Wisenthal-Shore, Director of the Netivot Program at

Sari Wisenthal-Shore, Director of Netivot

514.937.9474 ext. 142,

Saturday, May 8, 2021 26 Iyyar 5781