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Netivot: Pathways to Jewish Learning

 

NETIVOT: OUR MISSION
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 VALUES
Our team is committed to helping your child explore and expand their Jewish knowledge, ignite their Jewish pride, and put their Jewish values into action.

OUR TEAM
Our team is made up of passionate and dedicated educators, who bring energy and kindness to their teaching. The teachers are assisted by youth volunteers as well as our visiting Israeli Shinshinim. Rabba Rachel provides spiritual guidance and special enrichment sessions, while Sari, our educational consultant keeps the curriculum fresh and exciting. Netta, our director, manages the team and interfaces with parents to ensure that the whole family is part of the Netivot experience. 

Meet the team

THE PROGRAM
Motivated by a scouts-style badge system, children learn about core Jewish values through fun and engaging project-based learning, matching values to holidays and other special days on the Jewish calendar.

WHO
Netivot is for families who are looking to expand their children's understanding and connection to Judaism. Our program targets students from grades K-6 who do not attend Jewish day school.
Netivot is an inclusive space. Families do not need to be members of Shaar Hashomayim and children do not need to be halachically Jewish in order to enroll.

WHAT


Through our project-based and experiential curriculum, your child will learn about Shabbat and the holidays, the meaning and teachings behind well-known texts and stories from our tradition, and basic Hebrew literacy.

Our Jewish values-based teaching highlights intellectual, practical, and spiritual pathways to Judaism, connections to Israel, and offers unique hands-on volunteer opportunities.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS JUST FOR YOU
We engage the whole family, by encouraging our Netivot parents and grandparents to participate in:

- Shabbat in the Park: a fun outdoor celebration
- Netivot Kabbalat Shabbat: welcoming Shabbat together as a community
- A Model Seder: to get ready for Passover
- Year-End festivities: celebrating the accomplishments of our Netivot student

ADDED VALUE
Netivot students and their families are also invited to join special events hosted by the Shaar.
Community events such as our Sukkot celebration, Chanukah candy-drive-by and mitzvah project, and our model Passover Seder are a few examples of the special events Netivot students and their families get to experience during the year. This added connectivity to the wider Shaar community is a great way to establish a relationship to our clergy, our community, and to start feeling at home in our building.

WHEN
2021-2022 Session: TBA
Wednesdays 4PM – 6 PM 

WHERE
As a result of the pandemic, we all learned how convenient and effective online learning can be. We also have a renewed understanding of how important in-person connections are, especially for children. As we slowly enter a post-pandemic world, we are offering a hybrid learning model, combining in-person sessions with online learning.

For the 2021-2022 Netivot year, one session per month will meet in person, and the remaining sessions will take place online, accompanied by at-home exploration kits. We believe this hybrid approach will bring our families the best combination of learning, engagement and convenience.

FEES
$1300/year | 30 sessions (includes exploration kits and special programs)

Ask about our sibling discount.

Please contact our director Netta Rotstein for information about financial assistance or with any other questions:  nrotstein@theshaar.org 

FORMS & REGISTRATION
To reserve your child’s spot, kindly fill out and submit all 3 forms below.
Please note that we cannot accept incomplete registration packages.
Spots assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration form 

Medical form 

Photo release form

Monday, October 18, 2021 12 Cheshvan 5782