JQuest focuses on individual meaning, is based on creativity and movement, and seeks to engage every child in exploring what the Jewish tradition is all about. Envisioned as a journey of guided learning and personal exploration, JQuest B’Yachad is rooted in three areas, which together plant the seeds for Jewish life:
Judaic Study: Students will work together, create learning experiences that generate individual meaning, explore their creative passions, and have experiential opportunities in the community to achieve grade-level curriculum goals with guidance from clergy and teachers.
Prayer and Holiday Study: Students will explore the foundations of regular Jewish life through regular participation in T’fillot (prayer) exploring both the fixed nature and the spiritual expression, as well as the foundations of holiday rituals in the home and synagogue.
Hebrew Study: Students will be introduced to the Hebrew language and Hebrew decoding (sounding out letters to form word sounds) based on age and stage of learning. They will focus on learning Hebrew from Sound to Print - gaining a strong aural basis, and then working in small groups to decode the Hebrew prayers.
We are committed to ensuring a positive experience for your family, providing support for all kinds of learners and welcoming all families seeking to raise a Jewish child. We strive to ensure that KI is a Jewish organization committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.
JQuest B'Yachad meets on Sundays from 9:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. September through May and on Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. for 2nd - 6th graders.
If you are a member of Keneseth Israel, 2019-2020 pricing for JQuest B'Yachad is:
First Grade/QuestNoar: $745/year
Second-Sixth Grades: $1020/year
To Register JQuest B'Yachad click here.
For the 2019-2020 JQuest B'Yachad Handbook click here.
Other Link: ReformJudaism.org
6:15-6:30 p.m. Dinner
Enjoy pizza or pasta with friends!
6:30-7:00 p.m. Electives
7:00-7:15 p.m. The Shuk
7:15-7:45 p.m. Core Class
7th Grade: Jewish Identity
8th/9th Grade: Teens taking a Stand (a dive into 4 social justice issues affecting our community)
10th Grade: Arab/Muslim/Israel Conflict & What I Believe