The Shir Libeynu School: Supplemental Jewish Learning Program (ages 7-11)
The Jewish learning program for children ages 7-11 meets weekly on Sunday mornings beginning September 15 at a central location close to the University of Toronto. Sessions are 2.5 hrs, starting at 10 a.m. and ending at 12:30 p.m. We will be including Jewish music in our curriculum as well. An optional Hebrew-language component is available from 9:15-9:45 a.m.
This year our innovative program will focus on the roles of women in Jewish history. Sessions are organized to familiarize the children with our vibrant tradition of Torah study including close reading of texts, multiple interpretations of stories, and midrashic commentary. In our inter-age classroom we strive to build 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 fall session. The fee for the fall session of the School is $575 ($593 by Paypal). Limited spaces available. A 5% sibling discount is available for families who have registered at least one child at full fee either in the fall school session or the 2019/2020 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 pleased to have Dana returning for her third year of teaching this program.
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.