An Innovative Shabbat Morning Education Program
Hagiga, which means celebration, embodies our community's vision for youth and family education. Hagiga is an informal educational program led by a dedicated team of trained volunteer madrichim (leaders/guides). The inspiration comes from the community's Education Mission and Vision Statements (see below), as well as the many caring member madrichim and Youth and Family Education Committee members.
- Download the Welcome Letter
- Download the Hagiga Handbook
- Download the Youth & Family Education Calendar
- Download the Hagiga Registration Form
The mission of the Congregation Kol HaLev’s Educational Program is to provide a range of joyous, exciting educational and social opportunities for all members of Kol HaLev, especially the congregation’s Youth and their families. The opportunities will foster a desire to become committed Reconstructionist Jews who identify with Kol HaLev, the Cleveland Jewish Community, the American Jewish Community and k’lal yisrael (The Jewish People). The program will provide participants with a strong Jewish knowledge base and recognition of the importance of life-long questioning and Jewish learning.
This educational program will be an informal, intergenerational education model where there is an inherent learning partnership between the teacher, the learner and the subject matter. The students are brought into the learning process as active, valued participants. The subject matter will be linked to the real life situations of the learners. The learning spaces will be flexible and there will be cooperative learning groups engaging in experiential activities which include drama, art, music, dance, games, creating writing, role-playing and activities outside the walls of the classroom. Learning will involve families and at times other members of the Kol HaLev community. Madrichim will be volunteers, if possible, trained and supervised by our director of education. Where possible, this program will be coordinated with the educational products/efforts of JRF (the federation of more than 100 Reconstructionist communities), No'ar Hadash (JRF Youth Programming), and Camp JRF. We envision that Kol HaLev will attempt to engage our youth from preschool through the college years.
To Learn More
Read through the forms, listed above. Contact Education Director Robyn Novick with questions.
Prospective members: please contact our office to be put in touch with a member of our Membership or Youth and Family Education Committees, who will be glad to share more about our program and explore your needs and interests.