Sign Up for Chai School Electives: Tri I

September 13 - December 13

While we will try to honor your first-choice request, some classes may fill up quickly so please select second and third choices. We will place students in classes based on the order in which registrations are received.

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Class Descriptions

Conversational Hebrew Ophir Gilad
All levels are welcome to begin this class in the fall – no experience ­necessary. This class is open to students in Grades 8, 9, 11, & 12.

Israeli Dance Amira Cohen
Put on your dancing shoes and come learn Israeli Dancing! All dance levels are welcome – no experience necessary. We will learn the basics of Israeli dance as well as some of the dance’s history. Let's grab those dancing shoes and get moving. This class is open to students in Grades 8, 9, 11, & 12.

A Snippet of History through Storytelling and Visual Art Sandra Brick with Guest Speaker Fred Amram
Using the exhibit “Lest We Forget” as a launching point, you will learn how to capture history. Participants will discover the hidden or not so hidden Jewish stories of families and friends, and will then experiment with translating the stories into prose and visual art. The “Lest We Forget” exhibit will be on display at Mount Zion this Fall. The collages created by Sandra Brick illustrate the memoir of her husband, Fred Amram, whose Jewish family fled Nazi Germany as a refugee to the United States. Incorporating mixed media and fiber techniques, the works form portals to Amram’s world. This class is open to students in Grades 8, 9, 11, & 12.

Yiddishkeit 101 Ruby Elliott Zuckerman
Through Yiddish short stories, folk dance, songs, and artwork this course will explore questions such as; Where is home? Can one love in a foreign language? What did people laugh about in the Warsaw Ghetto? How did Jewish culture grow and flourish in the diaspora? We will discuss some of the most challenging aspects of Jewish identity through the rich and forgotten history of Eastern European Jews. This class is open to all students in Grades 8, 9, 11 & 12.

Your Choices

While we will try to honor your first-choice request, some classes may fill up quickly so please select second and third choices. We will place students in classes based on the order in which registrations are received. Do NOT select the same class as more than one of your choices.
 
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