Family Programming is an intellectual and fun process in which we engage families through age appropriate and academic programming, teaching parents and students together. It incorporates 4 major components:
- Joint programming (parents and students)
- Parallel programming (parents and students in separate but parallel tracks)
- Setting interest
- Follow up material and ideas
Our Program Goals:
To provide all of our families -- regardless of their backgrounds or grounding in Judaism -- the tools to incorporate Judaism into their daily lives by:
- Empowering parents by providing them with fresh and engaging materials to use at home as a family to stimulate Jewish learning and a love of Judaism
- Creating an adult community of learners engaged in Jewish learning with and because of their children
- Providing opportunities to engage with our clergy and youth education/family programming staff in smaller, informal settings
- Providing Jewish learning opportunities for children that enhance their Religious School experiences and create a positive frame of reference for Jewish learning with other Jewish children
- Creating a grade-wide community that links families together as they and their children share learning years together.
Each Family program considers the curriculum of the grade, the passions of the community and the issues of today. Age appropriate examples include a book club with family reading and joint conversation by grade, class trips, a speaker series for parents, intergenerational activities, Passover University (a special program for Passover as part of Religious School for the entire family), and Israel Day.