Havdalah Club is a once a month, Saturday evening program for children in grades 3, 4 and 5. Activities include:
- Eating dinner together (it's a pizza party, every time!)
- Discussions and debates around Jewish ethical questions, from the serious to the silly
- Games, art projects, etc.
- A short Havdalah ceremony to end Shabbat together
The goals of this program are: to help children develop critical thinking skills in a Jewish context, to teach kids how to grapple with life's questions and problems using Jewish texts and values, and to provide a fun environment in which to meet other Jewish kids.
Program Dates (you can click on the dates below to register for individual sessions or to sign up for the series):
- September 17
- October 15
- November 19
- December 10
- January 21
- February 25
- March 25
- April 29
- May 20
Maxine guides the big picture of Kavana’s educational approach, designing curriculum and working with our educators on professional development. She also leads the Havdalah Club program. Outside of her work with us, Maxine is a faculty member in the University of Washington's College of Education, working primarily with soon-to-be elementary school teachers.