Sign In Forgot Password

Kesher: Grades 5-6 Project-based Learning Program

“Kesher” means “making connections.”

Instead of taking part in Sunday weekly music or monthly art sessions, our 5th and 6th grade students are in age-mixed classrooms doing activities they choose and creating materials for themselves, their families, or others. They makes connections between the school, their families and the larger congregation, between what they love to do and their Judaism, and between students and teachers. This model makes the concept of project-based learning come to life with an exploration of the Jewish holidays.

STUDENTS & PARENTS: See the latest news in the Kesher Blog

Project-based learning comes from the secular education world. It is a dynamic approach to teaching in which students explore real-world problems and challenges. With this type of active and engaged learning, students are inspired to obtain deeper knowledge of the subject they are studying in order to create something that can actually be used by the larger community. In our Kesher program, students work in small groups with a teacher to come up with a creative way to help our congregation and our families deepen their connection to Jewish life and holiday celebration. Their challenge is to have useful, meaningful explorations that will add meaning to your own Jewish lives and family observance.

In the beginning of each trimester students choose from activities such as art, theater, comedy, music, writing, social action, and more. Students decide what they want to create and then focus their learning on creating their project with mixed-grade groups during the second half of each Sunday morning.

Sun, June 16 2024 10 Sivan 5784