I am now accepting registration for my home-based Hebrew school in the Mainline for 4- to 5-year-olds. Class will be held once a week for two hours. We will start in January, on either Saturday or Sunday mornings, (depending on the group’s preference).
This is a chance to have your child develop Jewish friends and learn Jewish traditions in a totally unique, new, and low-cost venue! We are a liberal Hebrew school for 4 year olds in W Philly, with a secular humanist, progressive ideology.
Who Am I?
I have completed four years of rabbinical school and have taught supplementary Hebrew school for 15 years. After teaching other people’s children for so long, I’m excited to finally have my own child to teach!
My daughter is a precocious 4-year-old (born July 5, 2008). I would love to find two or three other young children to take “class” with her.
If you have a 3 to 5 year old and are interested in having a fun, play-based Jewish experience for your child once a week, please drop me a line. Our home is in Havertown (almost in Ardmore/Wynnewood).
Costs and Curriculum
Payment for the year TBD, and will be dependent on a sliding scale. Contact me to discuss.
A healthy vegetarian snack will be provided, and I will cover all costs of art materials and supplies.
I believe Jewish education — and particularly education at young ages — should be experiential. We will cook Jewish recipes, do crafts, read stories, and have time for free play. I assume that parents will just drop their child off for the class, but you would be welcome to stay and assist, if that is your preference.
My Jewish values are best described as “very progressive” and leaning toward the Secular Humanist side of the spectrum. I believe in teaching traditional liturgy but with nontraditional/metaphorical interpretation of this liturgy. (Although at this age, liturgy would be a very small piece of what we do).
GLBT or interfaith? Absolutely — I’d love to have your child participate!
Registration will “close” once I have filled the spaces (a maximum of 4 children). Send me an email at email@example.com if you might be interested, and we can schedule a time to speak by phone, or visit! Learn more about me at www.wanderinghebrew.com
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