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 $595 ($613 by Paypal). Limited spaces available, please register early. 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. Dana is an Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) certified teacher. She holds Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education degrees, and is currently pursuing a Master of Education degree at York University. Dana has been teaching at the Shir Libeynu School supplemental program since its inception, and developed the current Shir Libeynu High Holy Days’ children’s activities. She is fluent in Hebrew, Russian, and French, and has many years of experience as a teacher at after-school programs, a tutor, and camp counsellor. In addition to education, Dana is passionate about animals, and has been fostering with several animal-rescue organizations.
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.