Religious School 2016-17 is in session!
Welcome to our innovative Religious School. Please click above to see all our wonderful offerings and learn more about our experiential school programming; including our RS Brochure, RS Video, Camp Ramah Video, Social Action (Ohr L’Olam) programming, Kadima and more…
I am delighted to begin my fifth year as the Director of Education and Youth at Kehillat Ma’arav. What makes our school special and different? Our school is an experiential program with top LA educators who bring their specific expertise to our out-of-the-box programming including; art, music, dance, cooking, and drama, and years of experience, passion and love for Jewish learning and teaching. Please meet our faculty by clicking on… our faculty.
Our KM Religious School understands the needs of today’s children and families, and we try to meet those needs by providing different types of learning opportunities for each student. We provide a safe place for kids and a sense of belonging and community through innovative learning styles including curriculum that synthesizes the arts, affective and cognitive ideas, as well as informal and formal experiences. Our school philosophy is to get the students up and out of their seats. If you were to walk into one of our classrooms you would see learning centers, debates, games, singing, movement, film, art, and other interactive learning modalities. Each student will grow to understand and appreciate his or her Jewish identity, culture, religion, heritage and sense of self within a larger Jewish community.
Each year we revisit our curriculum and programming promising the most innovative opportunities for our students and families keeping our KM Religious School on the cutting edge of Jewish education. The emphasis of every learning experience at KM is “active learning” and “experiential” because we understand that through interactive experiences positive Jewish memories are cemented.
We are thrilled to present our new Sunday Family Mitzvot and Ohr L’Olam program, our new and improved Sunday Chugin (Electives), our Tuesday 2nd-7th Grade art integration program, and our Thursday classes which include Hebrew Through Movement, Ulpan, Choir and Trope opportunities.
Throughout our school year, our students and families will engage in family holiday programs, Social Action opportunities, Shabbat services, Shabbat dinners, and family Shabbat B’Yachad programs. These informal educational experiences engage the entire family in lifelong learning. It is as partners that we will continue to be successful in instilling a love of Judaism for our children in 5777!
Our dedicated Rabbi and Cantor are very much involved and support our Religious School as well as the entire KM staff, and our amazing RS assistant, Chantal Hakakeyan, who work tirelessly behind the scenes. As a result of this committed team, we are able to provide our students and families with all these wonderful activities and programs throughout the year.
Thank you for entrusting us with your child’s Jewish Education. I plan on devoting myself to our educational team, students and families, promising a year of meaningful Jewish learning and innovative experiences.
Director of Education & Youth Programming
UPCOMING DATES TO MARK:
Sunday, October 30 – Westside Chai/USY at Santa Monica Pier
Sunday, November 6 – Kadima at Dave & Buster’s
Friday, November 18 – Religious School Shabbat B’Yachad