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Be part of a community that values our rich heritage as you explore Jewish culture and topics of identity in the 21st century, celebrate holidays with friends and family, and more.

Classes and Programs

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Discovery Club: Holiday Chefs - Ages: 5-8 yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/15/2017, End Date: 03/12/2017, Time: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

(Ages: 5-8 yrs) Following the calendar is a great way to learn about Jewish traditions and culture as each holiday has special foods we love to eat. Guided by a former Flour Bakery pastry chef, cook together and finish each session by enjoying the creations with gratitude and a sense of accomplishment. Melissa Lee

Discovery Club: Earth Adventurers - Ages: 7-8 yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/15/2017, End Date: 03/12/2017, Time: 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

(Ages: 7-8 yrs) See, smell, hear, touch, and taste with an Adamah Fellowship alum who has taught in national parks. Through exploration, crafts, and games about plants and animals, learn about how earth, air, fire, and water make up the natural world. By exploring seasons, soil and fire, connect to Jewish values like guarding the earth. Rachel Kaufmann

Discovery Club: Early Astronomers - Ages: 5-8 yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/15/2017, End Date: 03/12/2017, Time: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

(Ages: 5-8 yrs) Explore astronomy, agriculture, and other cycles of the year with a seasoned ropes and adventure educator from Camp Grossman. Learn how the Jewish calendar works, while connecting to our Jewish responsibility to be guardians of the earth. We will illustrate the themes of this class in individual and collaborative moon-themed, mandala-style mosaics. Andrew Doxer

Discovery Club: Calendar Creators - Ages: 5-6 yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/17/2017, End Date: 03/14/2017, Time: 1:15 PM-2:15 PM

(Ages: 5-6 yrs) Build your own mixed media calendar with the Discovery Club Director. Create a 3D calendar, which will show us how the January-December calendar looks next to the Jewish calendar. Use a treasure trove of craft materials like feathers, yarn, and clay to add more layers each week – including holidays, celebrations, and our Hebrew birthdays. Elizabeth Kaplan

Discovery Club: Mosaic Makers - Ages: 5-8 yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/17/2017, End Date: 03/14/2017, Time: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM

(Ages: 5-8 yrs) Explore how art tells stories by looking at mosaics from places like the Roman Ghetto and Masada with an experienced Jewish arts educator. We will tell our own stories and create both individual and community mosaics using tiles, tissue paper, and watercolors, all while learning about ancient Jewish history worldwide. Emily Pechet

Discovery Club: Yoga Explorers - Ages: 5-6 yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/18/2017, End Date: 03/15/2017, Time: 3:15 PM-4:15 PM

(Ages: 5-6 yrs) Yoga promotes a sense of well-being through movement, breath, and meditation. Like Jewish tradition, Yogic tradition cultivates a sense of self, others, and the world around us. Through playful yoga poses, crafts, and games, led by a certified yoga instructor and clinical social worker, we will connect to Jewish values such as loving kindness. Alix Zamansky

Discovery Club: Yoga Explorers - Ages: 7-8 yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/18/2017, End Date: 03/15/2017, Time: 4:30 PM-5:30 PM

(Ages: 7-8 yrs) Yoga promotes a sense of well-being through movement, breath, and meditation. Like Jewish tradition, Yogic tradition cultivates a sense of self, others, and the world around us. Through playful yoga poses, crafts, and games, led by a certified yoga instructor and clinical social worker, we will connect to Jewish values such as loving kindness. Alix Zamansky

Discovery Club: Emerging Engineers - Ages: 5-8 yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/18/2017, End Date: 03/15/2017, Time: 4:30 PM-5:30 PM

(Ages: 5-8 yrs) Make stories come alive with robotics. Spend the first few weeks learning Jewish stories while understanding how to program motors and sensors with the former IT Director of the Jewish Community Day School. Then, we will retell aspects of those stories (or other stories) using motors, sensors, LEGOS, and craft materials. Claire Caine

Discovery Club: Growing Gardeners - Ages: 5-8 yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/19/2017, End Date: 03/16/2017, Time: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM

(Ages: 5-8 yrs) Explore how food goes from farm to table with a former camp garden educator. Each week, we will investigate one part of this path, from composting to harvesting. We will re-grow vegetables from scraps and identify stages of plants, while learning about what Jewish tradition has to say about caring for the earth. Elizabeth Kaplan

Discovery Club: Israeli Dancers - Ages: 5-8 yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/19/2017, End Date: 03/16/2017, Time: 4:30 PM-5:30 PM

(Ages: 5-8 yrs) Explore Jewish and Israeli folk dance with the leader and choreographer of Kahol Lavan, a professional youth Israeli dance troupe. Learn dances related to Israel’s culture, holidays, and Hebrew songs. Each week, we will repeat dances from the previous session, learn new dances, and end dancing to a modern song. Pazit Lahav

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