JAS @ the J

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The JCC will offer a new daily Judaics After-School (JAS) program exclusively for Jewish children attending the Eleanor Kolitz Hebrew Language Academy at the Campus. This supplemental Jewish studies program will provide students education in the areas of Jewish history, culture, values, rituals and texts.

JAS @ the J offers a supplemental experiential learning curriculum to meet the needs of Jewish families across a broad range of religious observance.  Its flexibility and adaptability will fit the time constraint of a daily fifty-minute lesson, five days a week. The curriculum offers a variety of stories, Jewish sources, prayers and blessings, which are age-appropriate further developing the child’s Jewish identity.  JAS faculty will be drawn from a variety of backgrounds and educational experience with Jewish Day Schools, religious schools and Jewish communal agencies.

JAS meets Monday-Friday, from 3-3:50pm.  A Kabbalat Shabbat will be held each Friday at 3:30pm, with other holiday celebrations occurring throughout the year.

For the current JAS Newsletter, click here!

 View our calendar for the school year online!

Curriculum focus:

  • Jewish texts: Students will learn how the Torah is structured and how the Tanach is divided. Students become familiar with stories of the Torah that accompany the weekly portion, as well as the key characters. Students explore key teachable child related relevant moments in each portion that make the Torah come alive.
  • Jewish Ethics and Values: Students will learn about social responsibility, the importance of giving Tzedakah and the concept of Tikkun Olam. Students and their families will have the opportunity to form a rich Jewish community through JAS.
  • Jewish Life and Ritual: Students learn about Jewish holidays, Shabbat, practices and rituals as they present themselves in accordance with the Jewish calendar. They will understand the rhythm of Jewish life and learn awareness of the diverse practices of Jewish communities.
  • Jewish/Israel History and Culture: Students will develop a connection to Jewish history and culture and build a bridge to the global Jewish community.

To register or for more information about this new program, contact Rachel Rustin at 210-302-6969.



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