Moadon Yeladim

Program Details

Registration for the 2022-23 academic year opening September 1, 2022
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Moadon Yeladim (Kids' Club) is Kavana's after-school program for kids in grades K-5.  This is a once-a-week "fun educational" Jewish enrichment program.  Our aim is to provide significant exposure to Hebrew and Judaics and provide elementary school children a deeper sense of Jewish community and identity.

Moadon Yeladim blends elements of a more "academic" after-school program with an informal and fun summer-camp-like environment. This "Kids' Club" format is designed specifically to help foster a sense of belonging and build Jewish identity. Each Moadon Yeladim afternoon is structured to allow children the opportunity to play together, eat a snack together (provided by Kavana), and learn through games, stories, the arts, and discussion.

In addition to kids' weekly learning experience, we ask families to join us in our goal of community building. There are many opportunities for families to connect and participate throughout the year.


PROGRAM LOGISTICS

Moadon Yeladim will run from early October, 2022, to June, 2023. The in-person program will take place from 3:45pm-5:45pm once per week - with families choosing one consistent day of the week to attend. Monday and Tuesday sessions will be based at the Kavana HQ in Queen Anne.


CURRICULUM

There are two primary curricular threads: Hebrew and Judaics.  

Hebrew Literacy: Children will be exposed to reading, writing, speaking, and listening in Hebrew.  Kids walk away from Moadon Yeladim with a foundation in conversational Hebrew, and the ability to read/decode a text.

Jewish History (Key Figures): In Moadon Yeladim, children learn about Jewish history by doing deep-dives into key Jewish figures from across time. Whether they're learning about Biblical Eve or King David, Rabbi Akiva or Maimonides, Golda Meir or Debbie Friedman, each multi-week unit is designed to bring the chosen figure and their milieu to life for the students, as we discuss associated values and traditions, learn stories and songs, and reflect on how all of this contributes to our Jewish identity and practice today.

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