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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 more than 50 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. Chavaya celebrates the joys of the Jewish calendar with plenty of hands-on activities. In past years, Chavaya students have 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. Our 2nd-7th grade students study Hebrew through the multileveled curriculum called Mitkadem. Our K-1st grade students learn the basics of the AlefBet through multisensory lessons that incorporate Hebrew Through Movement. 

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. Additionally, the third-seventh graders meet on Tuesdays from 4:15pm-6:15pm for more intensive study. Please scroll down to view the Chavaya calendar for the 2019-20 school year. 

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

To register for the 2019-20 Chavaya School Year, please complete the registration form and tuition form and submit to Shauna Sikron at




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 Chavaya 2019-20 Calendar