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Trimester 2 Learning Session 1 - 9:25-10:20

Class Dates:

November 3, 10, 17, 24
December 8, 15


If you are in 8th - 12th grade, please register for ONE learning session as a learner, and ONE session as a Madrich/a.

 

Class Name

Instructor

Age Group 

Music and Arts

 

  • Class Description:

    Music has a way of transporting us emotionally and spiritually," says Sheldon Low, contemporary Jewish rock musician who will be visiting STKA twice this year. "It expresses all of the ideas between the words, which words themselves somehow fail to communicate." In this class we'll explore some of Sheldon’s music, and discover how his compositions inspire our spirituality. Learners will then identify a song that holds special meaning for them and create a piece of mosaic art based on this song

 

 

  • Instructor: Deb Rogers

    Deb Rogers loves to share her passion for art and contemporary Jewish music with others. She divides her time between her family, her over-the-top cake decorating business, and her work as Interim Music Director at ST-KA.

 

5th Grade - Adult

Feast and Famine: The Jewish Response to Hunger

  • Class Description:

    Jewish life and celebrations often center around food. Yet many Cleveland families struggle with hunger and food insecurity. Learners of all ages will make connections between Jewish values, Jewish texts and the issue of hunger, and then engage in activities and experiences that help feed the community.

 

  • Instructor: Alan Hazzard

    Alan Hazzard has been teaching at ST-KA for 14 years and recently joined the Board of Trustees. Professionally he works at Westfield Insurance (with Board President Matt Lehman) managing the company's real estate and facilities.

 

All Ages

And You Shall Teach it to Your Children:Parent/Child Hebrew

  • Class Description:

    From aleph to tav and beyond, come learn to read Hebrew as a family!

    This class is a year-long commitment. By signing up you will take this class in the first learning session all three trimesters.

    YOU MAY ONLY SIGN UP IF YOU HAVE ALREADY TAKEN THIS CLASS IN THE FIRST TRIMESTER.

 

  • Instructor: Linda Wolfe

    Linda Wolfe has been teaching at STKA for over 45 years.  She teaches Hebrew in our learning program and to many of our B’nai Mitzvah students. 

 

5th and 6th Graders with their Parents

You Can Be A Jewish Artist ***( Only 4 Seats Left)

  • Class Description:

    Each week we will study and make art from an American or Israeli Jewish artist. Some of the projects will be painting, sculpture, and creating stain glass windows. During our On Holy Grounds Tikkun Olam Coffee House in January learners will be able to show case their art in an exhibition so their family and the congregation can see what they created throughout the weeks.

 

  • Instructor: Meghann Hennen

    Meghann Hennern was born and raised in Beachwood, Ohio. She is an artist, early childhood educator, and ballet teacher to young children. In 2006 she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from The University of Akron. In 2008 she graduated with my Master of Fine Arts from Parsons The New School of Design studying Painting and Performance Art. In 2015 she graduated from Columbia University, Teachers College with her second Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education.She has performed and exhibited her work in the United States and in Europe. She and her husband live in Shaker Heights and love spending time with their cats!

 

K-3rd Grade

Wholly Jewish  ** (THIS CLASS IS CLOSED)

  • Class Description:

    Everybody knows that there isn't just one way to be Jewish, and there isn't just one kind of Jew. Based on the Union for Reform Judaism’s podcast, we talk about members of the Jewish community and all their different identities, and how those identities intersect with their Judaism. Or, in other words, what makes them Jewish-and-and. And--what makes them wholly Jewish.

     

    THIS CLASS WILL BE OFFERED TO 6TH-10TH GRADERS NEXT TRIMESTER

 

  • Instructor: Rabbi Shoshana Nyer

    Rabbi Shana Nyer was ordained from Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion in 2003 and received her Master of Arts in Religious Education from there in 2016.She loves teaching students of all ages and is passionate about advocating for the inclusion of all learners. Rabbi Shana is a gifted story teller who loves to teach Jewish values through this medium, and also gets excited when her lessons combine her knowledge of and passion for Judaism and her interest in all things pop culture.

 

Adults

Computer Midrash

  • Class Description:

    Midrashim are stories, often interesting and colorful, written by the rabbis that helps us to understand the Torah and its lessons. In this class we will study some midrashim and then learn how we can create our own midrashim as games.

     

     

    THIS CLASS WILL ALSO BE OFFERED TO ADULTS IN THE THIRD TRIMESTER.

     

 

  • Instructor: J Collins

    J Collins is a computer science teacher at Hathaway Brown School and a member of Suburban Temple-Kol Ami's Lifelong Learning Committee. J recently completed a Fellowship with the Union for Reform Judaism and has taught game design and computer science at the university level, high school, and after school in museums.

 

7th-12th Grade

The Israeli Experience

  • Class Description:

    Come use all your senses to discover Israel with our AMAZING, Shin Shin, Avigail! Through food, games, music, movies, and more, we will celebrate all of Israeli culture!

 

  • Instructor: Avigail Hadar

    Avigail Hadar is our Shin Shin for the year an Israeli high school graduate who is doing a year of service to the Jewish community in Cleveland. She spent time as a troop leader in the Israeli scouts,which has been a huge part of her life since she was 9 year sold. In high school she discovered one of her biggest hobbies - theater and acting! I love performing, and exploring through different characters. She loves music: playing it,singing and dancing to it!

 

5th-12th Grade

Torah Tots

  • Torah Tots

    This program is for our youngest learners. It will be available all morning and will include child care and age-appropriate fun Jewish learning.

    Please sign up for each learning session your child will be in Torah Tots.

 

  • Instructor: Liam Jacobs

    Liam is a third year toddler teacher at the JCC. When he is not at work he likes to stay physically active at the gym and in nature. He is very excited to teach the Torah Tots class this year and join the STKA family.

 

0-PreK

Trimester 2 Learning Session 2 - 11:05-12:00

Trimester 1 Class Dates:

November 3, 10, 17, 24
December 8, 15

If you are in 8th - 12th grade, please register for ONE learning session as a learner, and ONE session as a Madrich/a.

Class Name

Instructor

Age Group 

Yoga and Jewish Mindfulness *** (THIS CLASS IS CLOSED)

  • Class Description:

    This class will combine Jewish mindfulness with yoga movement for an unique physical and spiritual learning experience. 

    THIS CLASS WILL BE OFFERED TO K-5TH GRADERS NEXT TRIMESTER

 

  • Instructors: Bri Adamson

    Bri Adamson was a learner and madricha in our program before going off to college. Since returning she has worked with individual students and been a wonderful addition to our faculty. Bri has a master’s in social work and will bring that knowledge, her love for and understanding of tweens, and her love of Judaism to this class.

 

6th Grade-Adult

Shomrei Ha'adamah: Taking Care of Our World and Our Sacred Space 

 

  • Class Description:

    This class will focus on our Jewish connections to the earth, our responsibility for guarding it, what it means in today’s world to be an advocate for the environment, and how all of this influences how we care for our sacred space at STKA.

 

 

  • Instructor: Susan Merdler

    Susan Merdler has been teaching learners of all ages for ten years at STKA starting on topics from holidays to kugel! When not volunteering at STKA and working full time,Susan enjoys being with family and friends, attending art exhibitions, reading and experimenting in the kitchen.

 

3rd - 6th Grade

Koleinu Youth Choir

  • Class Description:

    Love to sing? Let's learn the music of Sheldon Low and other contemporary Jewish musicians as well as the prayers we sing in services! Our youth choir will sing during t’filah and perform with Sheldon and his wife Hadar on the bimah in early 2020 as part of his scholarship-in-residence!

    THIS CLASS WILL BE OFFERED ALL THREE TRIMESTERS – YOU CAN JOIN FOR ANY OR ALL!

 

  • Instructor: Deb Rogers

    Deb Rogers loves to share her passion for art and contemporary Jewish music with others. She divides her time between her family, her over-the-top cake decorating business, and her work as Interim Music Director at ST-KA.

 

3rd - 8th Grade

Saying Heneini and Yes and: Improv and Being Our Best  ** (Class Closed)

  • Class Description:

    Have an awesome time learning improv comedy exercises and games and how they relate to being our best. Includes a fun end of class performance

 

  • Instructor: Deena Nyer Mendlowitz

    Deena Nyer Mendlowitz is a pre-school teacher and improviser. She is also a master of creative expression, which is sure to guide her as she teaches this class. Deena and her son, Rafi, are active members of STKA and actively involved in Our Tent. If you need a good laugh, a good pun, or a good way to connect pop culture, especially from the 80s, to Judaism, Deena is your gal!

 

K-3rd Grade

Turning Points in Jewish History III - From the Babylonian Exile to the Golden Age of Iberian Jewry   ** (Only 1 Seat Left)

  • Class Description:

    This course deals with five turning points Jewish History from the rise and collapse of Polish Jewry to the rise of American Jewry. Aspects of each turning point will be discussed including their historical background, how the Jews understood their experience of them, their impact and their legacy. This course is based on Chapters 17-21 of Turning Points in Jewish History by Marc J. Rosenstein, which will be provided..

    YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE TAKEN PARTS I THROUGH IV TO TAKE THIS CLASS

 

  • Instructor: Dave Aron

    David Aron, a physician and researcher, is Professor of Medicine at CWRU School of Medicine. In addition to the medical school, he teaches at the Weatherhead School of Management. Dave is an active member of the temple and can be found every Shabbat morning at Torah Study.

 

Adult

Sacred Relationships

  • Class Description:

    This course will prepare parents to teach affirmative consent to their children and how that approach is consistent with Jewish thought. Affirmative consent is the standard for conduct today. The course will identify elements of healthy and unhealthy relationships and how to respond to trauma.

 

  • Instructor: Rachel Lutner

    Rachel Lutner is the Director of the Cleveland State University’s Office for Institutional Equity. In that role, Rachel works with students who are experiencing or have experienced gender violence, sexual harassment and nonconsensual sexual contact. Rachel also works with students accused of engaging in this conduct. Prior to coming to CSU in 2017, Rachel was a partner in a law firm and she specialized in identifying and resolving sexual misconduct towards students in public schools, colleges and universities.

 

Adults

The Art of Dancing: Contemporary Jewish

  • Class Description:

    In this class we will explore contemporary Jewish music. We will then pick a song that we like as a class and choreograph a dance to it. Finally, we will use special painted shoes to create a canvas of our dance. We will perform the dance and display our canvas and our On Holy Grounds Tikkun Olam Coffee House in January.

 

  • Instructor: Meghann Hennen

    Meghann was born and raised in Beachwood, Ohio. She is an artist, early childhood educator, and ballet teacher to young children. In 2006 she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from The University of Akron. In 2008 she graduated with my Master of Fine Arts from Parsons The New School of Design studying Painting and Performance Art. Then in 2015 she graduated from Columbia University, Teachers College with her second Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. She has performed and exhibited her work in the United States and in Europe. She and her husband live in Shaker Heights and love spending time with their cats!

 

All Ages

L'Taken: Making A Difference, Making Our Voices Heard

  • Class Description:

    How can I be a meaningful voice for change as a teen? What is public policy, really? What does Judaism have to do with civic engagement and social justice? In preparation for L’taken, a conference in Washington D.C. at the Religious Action Center for high school students, come learn about the intersection of Jewish values and public policy—and how much your voice matters.

 

  • Instructors: Rabbi Vann and Alan Hazzard

    Rabbi Vann is beginning her twenty-first year in the rabbinate and her ninth year as STKA’s spiritual leader. She has always taken an active role in our learning program and loves to teach and wide range of subjects to learners of all ages. Rabbi Vann has a passion for social justice and can’t wait to share it with her learners!

    Alan Hazzard has been teaching at ST-KA for 14years and recently joined the Board of Trustees. Professionally he works at Westfield Insurance (with Board President Matt Lehman) managing the company's real estate and facilities

 

9th-12th Grade

Journalism and Judaism  ** (Only 1 Seat Left)

  • Class Description:

    Taught by Emmy winning Investigative Reporter and Anchor, Danielle Serino, this class will examine the Jewish ethics behind the how, what, when and why news gets reported.

 

  • Instructor: Danielle Serino

    Danielle Serino is the Investigative Consumer Reporter for WKYC. She is also a regular contributor to Donovan Live and co-anchors the show with Dave Chudowsky on Fridays. She is an Emmy Award winning anchor and investigative reporter who graduated Northwestern University. She has worked in major news markets including Miami, Chicago and New York, where she was filling in as an anchor for Early Today on NBC. Most recently she worked at WOIO in Cleveland as the afternoon anchor and investigative consumer reporter, and she recently won an Emmy for my ongoing coverage of the University Hospitals Fertility Failure.

 

Adults

Torah Tots

  • Torah Tots

    This program is for our youngest learners. It will be available all morning and will include child care and age-appropriate fun Jewish learning.

    Please sign up for each learning session your child will be in Torah Tots.

 

  • Instructor: Liam Jacobs

    Liam is a third year toddler teacher at the JCC. When he is not at work he likes to stay physically active at the gym and in nature. He is very excited to teach the Torah Tots class this year and join the STKA family.

 

0-PreK

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