Children’s Education

Kol HaLev offers a variety of creative and relevant childrens’ classes virtually:

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 2-8, Thursday 4:00
Tuition: $80/month
Mensch School: Mitzvah Study Group
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 k-2: Tuesday 4:00
Grades 3-5: Tuesday 4:45
Tuition: $80/month
Torah and Today
Take a deep dive into contemporary issues through a Jewish lens.
Grades 5-8: Monday 4:00 & Wednesday 4:30
Tuition: $140/month (nb: class meets twice a week)
Hebrew Reading Groups
Small group Hebrew reading & comprehension instruction. Sessions are offered Monday between 4-5:30 and Thursday 5-5:30; other times may be available by request. Specific time based on level.
Tuition: $80/month

A La Carte Virtual Education

Shabbat Morning Torah School

Our Shabbat based childrens’ program meets every other week, 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). Currently on hold for safety reasons.

Faculty

Betty Golub
Betty lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she was the Director of Education at Heska Amuna Synagogue. She have been actively involved in the field of Jewish education for over twenty five years. She started as a Madracha in her home synagogue.
This lead to becoming a classroom teacher, then branching out into administration. Her passion has been teaching children how alive and vital Judaism is. Betty is currently a board member of the Jewish Educators Assembly and a member of the United Synagogue Task Force for Educational Resources for the High Holidays. Betty serves as our Faculty Mentor.

Ilissa Nelsen
Ilissa has been teaching Hebrew and Judaic Studies for over 30 years and as a Youth Group coordinator. Ilissa earned a BA in Jewish Studies at University of Minnesotta, and attended the Jewish Education and Administration program at University of Judaism in Los Angeles, earning her Master’s Degree in Psychology at Pepperdine University.
Ilissa has 4 children and lives in Boynton Beach. Ilissa tutors in our Bar/Bat Mitzvah program

Rabbi David Siff
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.

Jennifer Apple
Jennifer is a professional actress, who recently played Anna in Tony award winning “The Band’s Visit” national Broadway tour. She also is a Jewish teacher, Acting coach, and artist babysitter, and has run Fairy-tale camp as well as musical theatre at the Perry School. She prides herself in making people smile and laugh whenever possible.

Aliza Stein
Aliza graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from FAU and began teaching in Atlanta, Georgia. Aliza became a 5th grade teacher and Team Lead in the Atlanta School System, and also taught as the Hebrew Specialist and Lead Teacher at B’nai Torah Congregation. In 2011, Aliza fell in love with teaching online, and dedicated herself to full time, online Hebrew and Jewish teaching.

Rabbi Raphi Ozarowski
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.

Carol Garrett
Carol is a Singer/Songwriter, Educator, and Cantorial Soloist. Carol holds a Master’s Degree in Education, and a minor in Music from Eastern Michigan University. Carol has produced two albums of Original Music: “Live on Purpose” and “Steps of Faith”. Carol believes in making peace amongst religions through education and she shares her music with various local community organizations with that goal in mind. She is looking forward to creating fun and educational programs for Temple Kol Halev. “

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