Moadon Yeladim

Program Details

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Queen Anne or Online
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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.

Please note: Spring Quarter has ended and we are currently in summer break. Please stay tuned for Fall Quarter 2022 registration.

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

Due to the dynamic Covid situation, we’ve decided to take this year in smaller chunks; this will allow flexibility for both staff and families.

Moadon Yeladim's Spring Quarter will run from late March to mid June and will be offered both in-person and online! The in-person program will take place on Mondays and Tuesdays (families choose one consistent day of the week to attend) from 3:45 - 5:45pm at at Kavana H.Q. in Queen Anne. The online offering for those who would like to finish out the year virtually, will take place on Monday afternoons from 4:00-5:30pm.


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.

Program Staff

Hava Sprung
Hava Sprung
Moadon Yeladim Educator

Hava is grateful to be continuing her connection with Kavana by teaching Moadon again this upcoming year! She grew up with Kavana, and she currently studies Psychology and Sociology at Pitzer College. She’s excited to work with kids in developing intersectional Jewish community and identities during such a crucial time in the world! Outside of working with kids, Hava loves cooking, hiking, and being outside.

Olivia Feldman
Olivia Feldman
MSP and Moadon Educator

Olivia is a first-year student at the University of Washington majoring in Jewish Studies. She has previously worked at Temple Israel writing curriculum for their Hebrew school and improving their B’nai Mitzvah program. She is new to the Seattle area and excited to be a part of the welcoming Jewish community that is the Kavana Cooperative.

Eli Sadow-Hasenberg
Eli Sadow-Hasenberg
Moadon Yeladim Educator

Eli is thrilled to be teaching Moadon this year! He has been involved with Kavana since elementary school and is so excited to be giving back to the community that instilled such strong Jewish values in him. Eli is a sophomore at Oberlin College studying environmental studies with a concentration in food and agriculture systems. On the off chance that he gets any free time, he likes getting lost on hikes in the Cascades and reading vintage cookbooks.

Anaelle Oiknine
Anaelle Oiknine
Moadon Yeladim Educator

Anaelle was born into a Sepharadic, Modern-orthodox household in San Francisco, California and moved here to study at the University of Washington. She grew up in a home full of tradition and classic Moroccan Sephardic customs. She has always enjoyed learning about her Jewish background and really began to dive into her own studies as she became closer with the Chabad of Oakland/ Piedmont. Anaelle is now active within the Chabad community on campus and is continuing to learn more while pursuing a minor in Judaic studies. She is so happy to be a part of the Kavana Community and excited to continue learning, creating, and connecting with Moadon kids for a second year.