Through play-based experiential education, our students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking environment centered around Jewish values. On Core-curriculum days, students focus on Hebrew speaking and literacy through games, stories and song. Our core-curriculum also focuses on Jewish rituals and holidays. Additionally, students can attend our two optional days where Hebrew is learned through activities structured around the arts (music, drama, visual art) and movement (yoga, sports, games and more). One day a week, students can also opt into our Jewish Enrichment day, where they receive additional learning about Jewish holidays, teachings and traditions.
Makom Afterschool meets during the school year Monday through Friday, from 3:30-5:30pm. Families choose two, three, four, or five days of Makom per week. The flexible program fits into your childcare needs and learning goals.
All children attend Monday and Wednesday Core Days—our key Hebrew and Jewish education days. Optional days are Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. These “enrichment days” explore different topics through games, arts, music, sports, stories, and crafts. It’s all fun, and it’s done in an immersive Hebrew environment.
The focus of learning for ALL days is Hebrew and Jewish knowledge. This is accomplished through Hebrew immersion and experiential learning. Our teachers are experienced native Hebrew speakers. Learning is interactive and fun. Each day includes multiple activities to keep students engaged.
Our schedule for the 2017/2018 year will be:
Mondays/Wednesdays: Core Curriculum
Tuesdays: Jewish Enrichment Day
Thursdays: Hebrew Through the Arts
Fridays: Hebrew Through Movement*
*On Fridays, students will also join together at the end of the day to welcome Shabbat with the blessings over grape juice and challah as well as Shabbat songs.