Havdalah Club

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Havdalah Club is a once a month, Saturday evening program for children in grades 3, 4, and 5. Each month we play games, discuss and debate a Jewish value, explore some Jewish texts related to that value, and join together for a short Havdalah ceremony to end Shabbat together. It's a combination of fun, community, debate, and learning!  Program participants take turns hosting this program at their home.

Program Logistics

In a typical year, Havdalah Club sessions are held in participants’ homes, always on Saturday evenings, typically from 5-7pm. This year, given Covid considerations and the fact that Havdalah Club students are not yet eligible for vaccines, we plan to begin the year with outdoor meetings whenever weather permits, and we may adjust timing to correspond more closely to sunset. If you have a space like a deck or yard that might be conducive to hosting, please let us know. Whenever it’s not possible to meet outside, we will meet online (on Zoom).

Please register by 12pm Friday, October 1, 2021, to make sure you receive location details.

Program Dates for 2021-2022:

October 2
November 13
December 4
January 8
February 5
March 5
April 9
May 14
June 11

Program Staff

Maxine Alloway
Maxine Alloway

Maxine has served as an educator at Kavana for many years, helping us to develop our educational approach. She currently leads our monthly Havdalah Club and Prep & Practice programs, and teaches over the High Holidays. 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.

Chessy Singer
Chessy Singer
Havdalah Club Educator

Chessy is a recent transport from Boston and is working as a preschool teacher full time at Wellspring Family Services. She graduated in May from Colby College in Maine with a major in Psychology and dual minors of Human Development and Studio Art. She is super excited to be joining the Kavana community in a part time education role and looks forward to getting to know you/your children over the next year!

Talya Lehrich
Talya Lehrich
Havdalah Club Educator

Talya is originally from Washington DC, and is so excited to be exploring the other Washington. She spent 8 years at Ramah in Colorado and enjoys learning and teaching about Judaism through the outdoors. Talya is excited to join the Kavana community this year!