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Mission Statement:

Chavaya! A Great Jewish Experience is a school program based on fun, experiential learning techniques that support our students in developing a love of Jewish life and learning. The curriculum includes Hebrew and prayer, Torah, Jewish food, Jewish history, the Jewish lifecycle, Shabbat, holidays, Jewish ethics and a variety of special topics.

About Chavaya:

Our growing program of over 40 students do more than study the basics of Hebrew prayer. Our students are guided by a curriculum centered on experiential learning and a passion for the Jewish culture and language that celebrate the joys of the Jewish calendar with plenty of hands-on activities. In the last year, in addition to their Hebrew study, Chavaya students made their own terrariums for Tu B’shevat, fermented their own pickles for the B'nai Israel Jewish Food Festival, made creative dioramas of several Jewish communities, and participated in a special youth oriented seder for Passover with Rabbi Kaiman.

Chavaya aims to strengthen our students’ connection to the Hebrew language through a variety of means. Next year, we will introduce our students to a multileveled curriculum called Mitkadem, a text and digital-based program to be implemented by our many returning teachers. 

To view information about each individual class, please visit the class webpage listed here:

K-1st Grade

2nd-3rd Grade

4-5th Grade

6-7th Grade

Chavaya Information and Hours: Chavaya offers a dynamic Hebrew school education to students in Kindergarten through Seventh grade. All grades meet on Sundays from 9:15am-12:15pm. The third-seventh graders meet additionally on Tuesdays from 4:15pm-6:15pm for more intensive study. Please scroll down to view the Chavaya calendar for 2017-18. 

On Sundays, light and healthy snacks will be provided to students mid-morning. On Tuesdays, snacks will be available for purchase at drop-off. 

Both Sunday and Tuesday student dropoff and pickup will take place at the Synagogue entrance facing NW 16th Blvd. 

Registration:

To download the registration form for the 2017-2018 school year, click here. Please submit registration and address all questions about the program to Shauna Sikron at shauna@bnaigainesville.com.

Click here to download the registration form for 2017-2018.

 

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 Chavaya 2017-18 Calendar