Jewish Sunday School
Get your hands dirty, have fun and seed a positive Jewish identity with your child.
Jewish Holidays and Values through Creative Arts
Through movement, song and art, we will impart in your child a joyful association with Jewish traditions and seed a positive Jewish identity.
Parenting Through a Jewish Lens, sponsored by CJP and Hebrew College
This is a unique opportunity to meet other parents, support one another in parenting, and think together about Judaism.**
Who: 3-5 years old and their parent(s)
Where: At BJEP, On the Brandeis Campus
When: 8 Sunday mornings, 9:30 -11:30 am
We look forward to playing and learning together 7 times in 2019-20:
- Sukkot on the Farm at Codman Community Farms: October 20
- At BJEP on the Brandeis Campus: November 10, December 8 (Hanukkah celebration), January 19, February 9, March 1 and 29. Bonus: Join the BJEP Chocolate Seder on April 5th.
Throughout the year, we will explore: Torah values, Jewish music, and Hebrew through stories/puppet shows/acting, dance/movement/yoga/games, art projects, free play, and song.
Our goal is to create: a warm, fun, family oriented, Jewish learning environment which builds a community of families with young children.
Each Month: (From November to April) will be designed around a theme based on the holiday or a value from the Torah: i.e., “Creation – caring for our earth.” “Sarah and Abraham – How do your treat a guest?” “Noah and Nechama – Every living thing is important.”
We will offer a gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free, healthy & kosher snack and outdoor games (weather permitting).
Please bring: Your curiosity, wonder, sense of humor, and warm presence to share. *In order to create a safe environment for everyone, please be mindful of your child during each session and leave cell phones/devices in your bag.*
We are excited to meet your family and begin this Jewish journey together!
** Parenting Through a Jewish Lens will be offered for an additional charge if there is enough interest and will include babysitting for younger children.
Meet our Lead Teacher: Cantor Lisa Kipen-Hershenson also known as Morah Lisa
When she is not sharing super fun and meaningful moments with the families of Seedling Sundays, Morah Lisa can be found weeding, cooking, laughing or spending time with her wonderful husband, their two teenaged daughters and puppy, Milo. Morah Lisa is a two time graduate of Hebrew College, where she was Valedictorian, and holds an MA in Judaic Studies, Early Childhood Education, and was Ordained in 2014. She divides her time between serving as a Cantor for Independent Living residents at NewBridge on the Charles, Singing with Koleinu, Boston’s Jewish Community Chorus, Teaching, Singing at bedside, and Designing/Leading Jewish Lifecycle Ceremonies through: InterfaithFamily.com and Rituals with Meaning, which she co-founded with her husband 25+ years ago. Morah Lisa also serves as the Board Chair of Koleinu and the VP of the New England Board of Cantors.