Exploring Starts Early at the J
Jewish and Hebrew Enrichement programs
Monday, August 8, 2016
by M Groogan

 Exploring Starts Early at the J

 Houston, TX – Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston offers afterschool Jewish & Hebrew enrichment programs that grow with their kids and allows them to explore Jewish values, language and tradition in a fun and meaningful way.

“Jewish Explorers is an amazing class, that extends my children's learning of Judaism beyond Sunday school,” said Robyn Burck, mom to Riley and Asher. “They learn so much about Judaism while doing fun crafts, snacks and songs.”

Children will discover, learn and dream about traveling through time, space and tradition to learn about the joys of Jewish living. The Jewish enrichment class will be taught every Wednesday from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. by PreK teacher Laura Talisman from the Bertha Alyce School. Due to the success of last year’s program the J is adding a new Hebrew Explorer class for PreK students. This gives BAS and other families an opportunity for their children to begin Hebrew language acquisition at a young age.

“We’re thrilled with the success of the program after just one year. We’re adding preK Hebrew to keep our BAS grads engaged in Jewish learning at the J and to provide continuity for families who have aged out of Mishpacha & Me,” said Jill Rabbi Jill Levy, CJLL Director. “This program will enable them to stay connected to each other while continuing their exploration of Jewish life.”

Children will have the opportunity to also enroll in Hebrew Explorers after Jewish Explorers where students focus on modern Hebrew language acquisition.  In this class, Hebrew will be taught in a fun and developmentally appropriate way for young children to gain new language skills, taught by Nomi Barancik, Kindercamp Judaics educator and J staff member of the Center for Jewish Living and Learning.

Families can pick one or both classes, which will be offered in consecutive order. The program also offers a high level of convenience as it will be offered during the hours of the J’s KidZone after school program.

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