Chugim! חוגים ~ Winter Jewish Electives for grades K-7 open to everyone!
What? Three fun choices for 2-session workshops
When? Sunday, Dec 8 & Sunday, Dec 15, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (first half of religious school)
Cost? Free, or $18 if not already enrolled in religious school.
To register, please sign up with your 1st, 2nd & 3rd choices, and return to Rabbi Riqi at
as soon as possible.
Teachers: Morah Carole Renard with Katherine Daube and Cynthia Roberts (parents who love to teach and cook)
Yid-Dish! will learn a Jewlia Childs' amount of Yiddish words via song and play, and cook and bake classic Yiddish dishes from recipes from the Shtetl, including the potato vs. lukshen (noodle) kugel wars, Rabbi Riqi's Grandma Ethel's chocolate chip mandelbrot recipe, and make-your-own sauerkraut. Morah Carole studied Yiddish at Tel Aviv University and is excited to pass on her passion for the language.
Teachers: Heidi Hass (the popular after-school improv teacher and Beit Ahavah member) with Morah Amy Kotel and Madrich Zach Young
ImprovTorah will learn the Torah stories about Joseph and his sibiling rivalry, using fun, active improv theater games, Participants will apply their own creative midrash and discover their own wild interpretations.
Teachers: Morah Julie Rosenshein and Madrichim
MezzuzArt students will create an artistic plexiglass collage mezzuzah with a technique Rabbi Riqi learned from artist Nancy Katz. Students will also explore the parchment inside the Mezzuzah and master what it says! Rabbi Riqi can help affix the finished creations on a doorpost of your house with your family at a time to be arranged.
Friday, December 20
5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Tot Shabbat A wonderful, musical hour welcoming the Sabbath & holidays for families of kids ages 0-6, then stay for Tot Shabbat Dinner! Led by MARLENE RACHELL
6:00 p.m to 7:45 p.m. Early Kabbalat Shabbat Service, lay led
Friday, January 3
5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Tot Shabbat and Dinner, led by Marlene Rachelle
7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Service, lay led