The Shir Libeynu School: (ages 7-11)
This year’s supplemental program for 2018/2019 started in September, 2018, weekly on Sunday mornings, at a central location. The second 10-week session begins on January 20, 2019, at 10 a.m-12 p.m. (An optional Hebrew-language component is held before the main learning program session.)
This innovative program has two-10 week sessions (autumn and winter).The theme of both sessions is: Seeing the World through Jewish Eyes. Our curriculum will go to the heart of that process through Torah study, appropriate to this age group. The children will explore the foundational stories of our tradition by sharing common elements of the midrashic tradition. The goal is to establish a caring community of learners who are deeply connected to each other, Jewish traditions and their relevance to contemporary life. Children who have had minimal or no formal Jewish education, or for whom this may be a first learning experience, are welcome.
We are now accepting registrations for the winter session. The fee for the winter session of the School is $480 ($495 by Paypal). The deadline for registration is December 2. A 5% sibling discount is available for families who have registered at least one child at full fee either in the winbter school session or the 2018/2019 Bnei Mitzvah Enrichment sessions. Click here to register your child.
The teacher for this school is Dana Rubinshtein, an educator who speaks English, French, Hebrew and Russian. Dana holds a bachelor’s degree in science from Concordia University, and now is pursuing a teaching degree through the faculty of education, York University. She has experience in the classroom of a Toronto Jewish after-school program and at its summer camp. Dana has also worked as: a presenter of science workshops for children and youth, a Hebrew and science tutor to children, and an assistant at a Montreal Jewish day school.
We are grateful to Shir Libeynu members Jon Novick and Denis Frawley for their generosity in donating venue space during our first year’s pilot project for the School.
More Information on Children’s Programming:
Our venue for this program is the Dragon Academy, an independent school serving children in Grades 4-12.