Child-parent Learning

Year Long Learning Programs

We offer two different programs for children of different ages. The programs are thematically coordinated and planned through a team of dedicated teachers. Read more about our teachers here. Our rabbinic intern will also be a resource person for the child-parent learning programs.

Click here to read a parent’s reflections on our family learning programs

                    The Silent Sound of Aleph

Mishpacha Family Hebrew School

Mishpacha Family Hebrew School at Nehar Shalom is a unique and collaborative Jewish learning program for young people ages 7-11 and their parents. Meeting Monday evenings for an hour and a half, this program brings together families who want to explore and learn together, creating community while immersed in Jewish learning. Acknowledging and celebrating our diversity, the Mishpacha Family Hebrew School joyfully fosters Jewish identity and knowledge, while seeking through a Jewish framework social justice and peace.

This is not your drop-off Hebrew school program! Mishpacha offers the opportunity to enjoy and explore Jewish learning with your child and a caring community of young people and parents. Play a key role in appreciating and empowering your child in acquiring a joyful Jewish education. Hebrew reading, values through Torah and prayer, and the cycle of the Jewish year form the framework of the Mishpacha curriculum. All manner of Jewish families, regardless of background or configuration, are warmly welcomed. Be part of a unique and collaborative Jewish learning program organized as a Family Beit Midrash/House of Study. Mishpacha joyfully fosters Jewish identity and knowledge, and celebrates diversity, social justice, peace and community.

Tuition is $875 per child. Financial assistance is available.

Teachers are Rabbi Victor Reinstein and Itai Gal.

Mishpacha meets approximately weekly from September through June, with classes on Monday evening, 6:00- 7:30 pm.

First Class: Monday September 11th.

Register for Mishpacha Family Hebrew School 2017/2018

Click here for a schedule of classes

Family Learning Circle

FLC tree of lifeThe Nehar Shalom Family Learning Circle is a family education program for children age 4-6 and their parents. Learning together through stories, music, art and drama, children and parents will share in Jewish ways of expression and celebration that can be continued at home. A Jewish framework and approach will be given to values such as diversity, social justice, peace and community.

The Nehar Shalom Family Learning Circle is a family education program of the Nehar Shalom Community Synagogue in Jamaica Plain. Learning together through stories, music, art and drama, children and parents will share in Jewish ways of expression and celebration that can be continued at home. A Jewish framework and approach will be given to values such as diversity, social justice, peace and community.

Easily accessible and inclusive, non-judgmental and non-threatening, the Learning Circle will offer a joyful place of Jewish connection and learning. All manner of Jewish families will be warmly welcomed, families with mother and father, families with same sex parents, families with one Jewish parent, families with two Jewish parents, inter-racial families, families with biological parents and families with adoptive parents, families of children with physical challenges and families of children with learning challenges. All will have a place in the Learning Circle by the hearth (there is a fireplace in the sanctuary of Nehar Shalom!).

Tuition is $230.  (Tuition is $115 for each additional child per family.) Financial assistance is available.

Teachers are Rabbi Victor Reinstein and Itai Gal.

The Learning Circle meets one Sunday morning per month from September through June from 10 – 11:30 am.

First Class: Sunday September 10th.

Register for Family Learning Circle 2017/2018

Click here for a schedule of classes