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OUR TENT 2021-22

Continuing to make everyone's health and safety our first priority, we will continue to offer classes either in person only or a combination of in person and virtually.  We will contact all registered learners with any updates or changes to the program.

THIRD TRIMESTER SCHEDULE

THIRD TRIMESTER DATES:  January 23, 30.  February  6, 13, 27.  March 6.

 

Our Tent Morning Schedule:

9:00-9:20 - Cafe

9:25-10:20 - Learning Session I

10:25-11:00 - T'filah (Services)

11:05-12:00 - Learning Session II

 

For a downloadable PDF of Class Descriptions Click Here

To Register Click Here

SESSION 1 -- 20th Century Jewish History - Part III (Adult)

Class Description:

20th Century Jewish History – Part III: This class will deal with Jewish history, predominantly in a chronological fashion, starting at the turn of the century. However, there will be side trips into such general issues as assimilation, antisemitism, and immigration, and whatever else strikes my fancy (or yours). 

This class is offered on Zoom or in-person, please indicate how you will be taking the class when you register. YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE TAKEN THE PREVIOUS TRIMESTERS TO ENROLL IN THIS CLASS.

Teacher: Dave Aron

Age: Adult

Instructor: Dave Aron

Dave 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.

SESSION 1 -- Cooking Up Some Holiday Fun -- (Kindergarten - 4th Grade)

Class Description:

Cooking Up Some Holiday Fun: From potato latkes to hamantaschen, and matzah balls to blintzes we will cook and eat our way through the Jewish year as we learn about each holiday we celebrate.

This class is offered in-person only.

Teacher:  Rabbi Shana

Age:  Kindergarten - 4th Grade

Instructor: Rabbi Shana

Rabbi Shana 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 storyteller 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

SESSION 1 -- MARVELous Questions: Big Questions, Judaism, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe -- (5th - 11th Grade)

Class Description:

MARVELous Questions:  We tell stories to make sense of our lives and our world. The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), with its movies and television series, grapples with some of the hardest questions: Is there free will? Who can make the choices for society? Who is most important- and why? What’s our role in the universe? Do we need to have powers to make change in the world?  These questions are essential to our Jewish lives, too—you may be surprised by the Jewish wisdom we uncover together!

This class is offered on Zoom or in-person, please indicate how you will be taking the class when you register.

Teacher: Rabbi Vann

Ages: 5th -11th Grade

Instructor: Rabbi Allison Vann

This is Rabbi Vann's twenty-third year in the rabbinate and her eleventh year as ST-KA’s spiritual leader.  She has always taken an active role in our learning program and loves to teach a wide range of subjects to learners of all ages.

SESSION 1 -- Jewish History Survivor -- (Kindergarten - 11th Grade)

Class Description:

Jewish History Survivor:  As a people we have survived for 5,782 years. In this ultimate game of challenge and reward, which team will outwit, outplay and outlast the other to become the ultimate SURVIVOR?

This class is offered in-person only.

Teacher: Alan Hazzard

Age: Kindergarten - 11th Grade 

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 managing the company's real estate and facilities.

SESSION 1 -- Restoration Hardware for the Spirit -- Reclaiming Rest, Reset and Renewal -- (7th Grade - Adult)

Class Description:

Restoration Hardware for the Spirit:  Discover how the values of Shmita, the Sabbatical year of letting go, in which the land lays fallow and debts are forgiven can inform our lives and the world today. Explore the Torah’s blueprint for collective care, responsibility to each other, environmental sustainability and economic justice. This course is made possible through a grant from the Stanley I. And Hope S. Adelstein Environmental Fund of The Jewish Federation Of Cleveland; and the Retreat Institute of the Jewish Education Center.

This class is offered on Zoom or in-person, please indicate how you will be taking the class when you register.

Teachers: Judy Schiller, Yoshi Silverstein and guest educators.

Age: 7th grade-Adult

 

Instructors: Judy Schiller and Yoshi Silverstein

Judy Schiller is the Director of the Retreat Institute of the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland, where she has developed a wide range of immersive experiences for many different audiences. Nature is her happy place, and she is an environmental advocate, promoting earth connection and stewardship. Yoshi Silverstein is a Chinese-Ashkenazi-American Jew and an educator, designer, speaker, husband, and father. Selected as a 2021 “Grist 50 Fixer” building a more just and equitable future, Yoshi’s work weaves tapestries of embodied spiritual practice, somatics and antiracism, and nourishing the body and soul through meaning-making, purposeful connection, and creative expression. Yoshi earned his Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture at University of Maryland with a thesis exploring Jewish landscape journey and experience, and holds certificates in spiritual entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, permaculture design, and environmental education. Yoshi sits on the Board of Directors for Repair the World as program committee chair, and is Cleveland community organizer for Edot: The Midwest Regional Jewish Diversity and Racial Justice Collaborative. He is also a cohort six Schusterman Fellow, and is currently learning with Resmaa Menakem in a year-long community consultation program on foundations in somatic abolitionism.

SESSION 1 -- Torah Tots (0-PreK Learners)

Class Description:

Torah Tots: This program is for our youngest learners. It will be available all morning and will include childcare and age-appropriate fun Jewish learning. 

Please sign up for each session your child will be in Torah Tots. This class is offered in-person only.

Teacher: Liam Jacobs

Age: 0-PreK Learners

Instructor: Liam Jacobs

After four years of working as a toddler teacher at the JCC, Liam Jacobs has recently returned to school to earn a Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Cleveland State University. When he is not studying or working with and babysitting kids, he likes to stay physically active at the gym and in nature. He is very excited to continue in the ST-KA program this year.

SESSION 2 -- Jews in Space -- (Adult)

Class Description:

Jews in Space:  Whether you’ve pondered Star Wars or the stars themselves, outer space has grabbed our imaginations and changed our lives. How can science complement our Jewish faith? How have Jews impacted science and science fiction? Come explore through text, biography, pop culture, and more — with a rabbi and a rocket scientist!

This class is offered on Zoom or in-person, please indicate how you will be taking the class when you register.

Teachers: Rabbi Allison Vann and David Nathenson

Age: Adult

 

Instructors:  Rabbi Allison Vann and David Nathenson

This is Rabbi Vann's twenty-third year in the rabbinate and her eleventh year as ST-KA’s spiritual leader.  She has always taken an active role in our learning program and loves to teach a wide range of subjects to learners of all ages.  David Nathenson’s childhood love of outer space led him to a career as a rocket scientist. He is the father of three boys and a dog.  In his spare time, he enjoys creating board games to play with his wife and sons.

SESSION 2 -- And You Shall Be Holy -- Part II -- (Kindergarten - 4th Grade)

Class Description:

And You Shall Be Holy -- Part II: How can we be holy? The Torah gives us a perfect recipe in the Book of Leviticus. We will study parts of Leviticus 19, called the Holiness Code, and discover together how to be our best selves.

This class is offered in-person only.

Age: Kindergarten-4th Grade

Teacher: Linda Wolfe

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.  She also loves teaching our youngest learners about Torah! It is her true passion and joy!

SESSION 2 -- Games at the Table -- (3rd - 6th Grade)

Class Description:

Games at the Table: In this course, we will look at how games (digital and tabletop) are created and then explore the values underlying those games from a Jewish perspective. Over the trimester, learners will also work in small groups to create their own tabletop games that reflect Jewish values such as tikkun olam (repairing the world), kavod (respect), hakarat hatov (gratitude), and others.

This class is offered in-person only.

Teacher: Grace Collins

Age: 3rd - 6th Grade

Instructor: Grace Collins

Grace Collins is a game developer, education policy expert, and former teacher. They enjoy finding new ways to bring play and games into learning experiences.

SESSION 2 -- Mah Tovu:  Looking at Our Sacred Spaces through Prayers, Texts and Pop Culture -- (Adult)

Class Description:

Mah Tovu: In this class we will use the Mah Tovu prayer as our jumping off point, and then we will add in other sacred, modern and pop culture texts and references to truly dig deep into the notion of what it means to create holy space.

This class is offered in-person and on Zoom.  Please indicate how you will be taking the class when you register.

Teacher: Rabbi Shana

Age: Adult

Instructor: Rabbi Shana

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 storyteller 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.

SESSION 2 -- Positively Included -- (5th - 11th Grade)

Class Description:

Positively Included:  We are all created b’tzelem Elohim, in God’s Image, and that means we should be accepted, respected and celebrated for exactly who we are.  Having explored in 1st trimester how being created b’tzelem Elohim influences the way we take care of ourselves, this trimester we will examine how it impacts the way we treat others and how it shapes the way we interact with the world.  

This class is offered on Zoom or in-person, please indicate how you will be taking the class when you register. YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE TAKEN THE PREVIOUS TRIMESTER TO TAKE THIS CLASS.

Teacher: Maya Cohen

Age: 5th - 11th Grade

Instructor: Maya Cohen

Maya Cohen is a student in her fifth year at Ohio State University and is planning on graduating in the spring with a B.S in Early Childhood Education and a licensure to teach pre-K through 5th Grade. Her hometown is Cleveland, OH and she has been attending Camp Wise since 2008, where this past summer she supervised the 15 year olds. She is so excited to join the team and work with different ages throughout her school year!

SESSION 2 -- Mindfulness Movement -- (Adult)

Class Description:

Mindfulness Movement: This class will use Yoga with breathwork, meditation, and the Jewish spiritual practice of Mussar as a gateway to mindfulness to transform body and soul.

This class is offered in-person only. THIS CLASS WILL OFFER DIFFERENT LESSONS FROM THE FIRST TWO TRIMESTERS, SO YOU CAN SIGN UP WHETHER YOU’VE PREVIOUSLY ENROLLED OR NOT.

Teacher: Tessa Gable

Age: Adult

Instructor: Tessa Gable

Tessa Gable has been a member of STKA since 2019.  She is a registered yoga teacher completing a 200-hour Hatha yoga training in May.  She loves cycling, painting, learning about anything spiritual, and spending time with family.  The spiritual hippy lives in Concord Township with her dog and love, Harley.

SESSION 2 -- Torah Tots (0-PreK Learners)

Class Description:

Torah Tots: This program is for our youngest learners. It will be available all morning and will include childcare and age-appropriate fun Jewish learning. 

Please sign up for each session your child will be in Torah Tots. This class is offered in-person only.

Teacher: Liam Jacobs

Age: 0-PreK Learners

Instructor: Liam Jacobs

After four years of working as a toddler teacher at the JCC, Liam Jacobs has recently returned to school to earn a Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Cleveland State University. When he is not studying or working with and babysitting kids, he likes to stay physically active at the gym and in nature. He is very excited to continue in the STKA program this year.

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