Children’s Education

Kol HaLev Afterschool:  a la carte, virtual classes

Hebrew School Reimagined!

Our Hebrew School offers a la carte, virtual classes including creative arts based classes as well as text based classes taught by expert teachers from around the country.  No membership required to enroll.  For more on our educational philosophy, click here.

Torah Through Drama
Explore Torah personalities and the values they embodied through this interactive class. Using improv, human statues, creative writing, and dramatization, children will experience what it is like to “be” Moses, Miriam, and Aaron, and explore creative scenarios based on Torah texts.
Grades 2-6, Thursdays 4:30
Tuition: $80/month
Mitzvah Class
Delve into the Torah’s vision for leading a holy life, through examining some of the key mitzvot that we can practice every day through stories, text study, and activities. This year we are focusing on not bearing grudges, speaking kindly, and more.
Grades 2-6, Tuesdays 4:45 
Tuition: $80/month
Torah and Today
Take a deep dive into contemporary issues through a Jewish lens.
Grades 5-8: Monday 5:00 & Wednesday 6:00
Tuition: $140/month (nb: class meets twice a week)
Hebrew Reading Groups
Small group Hebrew reading & comprehension instruction. Session time is flexible and based on your needs.
Tuition: $80/month

Shabbat Morning Childrens’ Program

Our Shabbat based childrens’ program is a highlight of our Hebrew School program.  Shabbat Torah School meets monthly on Shabbat, and teaches holidays, Torah, and what it means to live a Jew in their daily life. Our multi-sensory curriculum incorporates yoga, drama, cooking, and art to engage children actively in a fun learning process. Grades preschool through 10 (children over 10 welcome in main service). Runs simultaneously with every Shabbat service.  Join us!

Faculty

Rabbi David Siff – Executive Director, “Mitzvah Class”
Rabbi David is the founder & rabbi of Kol HaLev. He has a PhD in Kabbalah & Philosophy from JTS, where he wrote on the works of Rebbe Nahman of Breslav.
He integrates music, drama, and arts into his work, as well as serious engagement with traditional texts, finding their relevance to contemporary society. He lives in Boynton Beach with his wife, Tanya, and 3 children.

Teri Giannetti – Faculty Mentor
Teri is a Coach and a certified Trainer for “3VitalQuestions Program” which deals with Team Building and moving one’s staff from “Drama in the Workplace.” She has taught elementary, middle school, and high school, and served as the principal of an Orthodox Hebrew Day School as well as full time administrator at a Jewish Community School. Teri brings a passionate belief that every person is a total individual with wants/needs requiring attention, and helps support the development of each person’s potential.

Jill Liflander – “Torah Through Drama” 
Jill Liflander is a puppeteer, visual artist, dancer, storyteller, writer and activist. Jill holds an undergraduate degree  in Cultural Anthropology and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. She has studied at  the Harkness Dance Center’s “Dance Education Laboratory” at the 92nd St Y  in NYC, and with the Kennedy Center’s “Arts Integration” model  of arts education.  In addition to creating Early Childhood puppet educational experiences  throughout Westchester, Jill is the Educational Director of the Hebrew  Congregation of Somers Hebrew School.  

Rabbi Raphi Ozarowski – “Torah and Today”
Rabbi Raphi is an ordinee of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, and is studying toward an MA in Jewish Education at JTS, and has taught in day schools in New York and Detroit.

Havivah Giangrecco – Hebrew Tutor
Havivah is a student at Eastern Washington University, and has been tutoring Hebrew students for years.

Lisa Fogelson – Shabbat Morning Childrens’ Program
Lisa brings Judaism “to Life!” for all ages.  With extensive background in youth groups and informal education, she knows the importance of hands on, play based learning.  Originally from Oregon, she has worked in synagogues, camps, and schools throughout the country.  Along with her husband, she now homeschools her two sons in Boynton Beach.

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