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ברוכים הבאים

Welcome to our Hebrew/Judaica
After School Enrichment Program!

Temple Sinai is thrilled to welcome all of our BridgePrep Academy friends to learn and celebrate with us at our Hebrew/Judaica After School Enrichment Program. We meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15pm-5:00pm.

Click here to register for the 2018-2019
school year today.


Our first session is September 4th
3:15-5:00pm

Why We Learn

We believe that learning should be transformative and empowering: That we should learn so that we can live full and meaningful lives as Jews and members of the human family. At Temple Sinai we learn so that we can discover our purpose in life; see ourselves through God's eyes and partner with God in completing the work of Creation.

We believe that the best learning comes not from sitting in a classroom but through joyful, Jewish experiences. That's why our entire temple, and in fact, our whole world is our classroom. We learn everywhere and all the time: On the playground, playing soccer, helping a friend, and eating snack.

How We Learn

Learning at Temple Sinai is personalized, inspiring and empowering. We use the latest educational tools, technologies and scholarship to make our opportunities for learning rich in meaning and deeply relevant to each of our learners.​

Personalized
Personalized learning is an emerging trend which seeks to support student-centered, 21st century teaching and learning. A growing body of research suggests that overall student achievement is likely to increase when students are able to learn at their own pace with a variety of teaching styles and formats available to them. Personalizing students’ education enables them to access a unique learning experience based upon their individual needs, rather than receiving instruction through a standard, paced curriculum.

At Temple Sinai, learning is crafted with an appreciation for each child's unique approach, pace, and style of learning and developmentally appropriate goals are set that both support and challenge the learner. Each child has a Personalized Learning Plan that tailors our school’s curriculum to the child’s needs and strengths.

Inspiring
Joy, spiritual development, skill mastery, Habits of Mind and content exploration are all a part of the inspiring learning environment created at Temple Sinai. Learning at Temple Sinai is fully integrated and emphasizes big ideas, essential questions and the application of our learning to our lives. At Temple Sinai, learners are inspired to ask questions, seek answers and solve problems as they are immersed in Limudei Kodesh (Judaic Studies) and Ivrit (Hebrew.)

Empowering
Learners at Temple Sinai are empowered to own their learning and create their own Learning Legacies. They are supported and guided in their learning by Learning Guides. More than teachers, Learning Guides help students find the resources they need to reach their goals and master their learning. Learning Guides use on-line educational programs and resources and experts both locally and internationally to supplement their own expertise as they work with students to deepen their knowledge, hone their skills and reach their educational, social-emotional and spiritual potential.

What We Learn

Each student at Temple Sinai has a Personalized Learning Plan (PLP) built upon a set of Big Ideas and Enduring Understandings.

Big Ideas are categories of Jewish learning that help us learn in an integrated way. Enduring understandings are statements summarizing important ideas and core processes that are central to Jewish learning and have lasting value beyond the classroom. They synthesize what students should understand—not just know or do—as a result of studying a particular content area.

PaRDeS: An Orchard of Learning

In traditional Jewish learning sacred texts can be examined on many different levels, each deepening our understanding and appreciate of the text. These levels are known by the acronym PaRDeS, which means "orchard."

Our learning is structured like the PaRDeS: We begin with simple understandings, learn to see hints of deeper meanings, immerse ourselves in Jewish wisdom and interpretation and then come to discover the sacred secrets that our learning holds for us.

Because we know that every child learns differently and at different paces, our program allows students to move through the PaRDeS as they are able, some faster and others more methodically.

In our radically connected world, content is readily accessible and so our focus is on helping students build a skill set that will allow them to access and interpret information, feel confident with Jewish ritual and tradition, and find their own voice in the eternal conversation between God and the Jewish people through Torah and sacred text.

Kehillot - Learning Communities

Our program is structured around learning communities that allow students to learn from one another, see where their learning is going, serve as mentors and role models, and allow teachers to collaborate with one another.

A multi-age classroom is not the same as a multi-grade classroom where students are still taught as separate grade levels even though they are in the same room.  Multi-age classrooms use flexible grouping and differentiate instruction according to each child’s needs without distinguishing students by grade level.

At Temple Sinai we have two קהילות kehillot-learning communities in our after school program:


 



 

 

נִיצָנִים
Sprouts (K-2nd)

כוֹכָבִים
Stars (3rd-6th)

 

Our Learning Guides

Rabbi David
I am bursting with excitement to meet each and every one of you! My name is David Paskin (aka “Rabbi David”) and I am thrilled to be joining the Temple Sinai community as the Director of Youth and Family Engagement. I have been learning and celebrating with families and children for over two decades.

I currently live in Boca Raton with my wife, Heather and two of my daughters; Ayelet who is a sophomore in high school and Nomi who is a fourth grader. My eldest, Dalia is a junior at the University of Miami. We moved to Florida in 2014 from the Boston area where I served as a congregational rabbi for 17 years at Temple Beth Abraham in Canton, Massachusetts and a teacher and administrator at both the Rashi school, a Reform Jewish Day School and Kehillah Schechter Academy.

In my spare time, I’m known as the “Rock n ’Roll Rabbi” having written and produced six albums of contemporary Jewish music. I’ve been honored to share my music all around the country and in Israel.

You can always reach me through the temple office or pop me an email at Rabbi.David@tsnd.org. I’d love to connect with you!

Avivit Ashkenazi (coming soon)

 

Lior Friedman (coming soon)

Fri, September 21 2018 12 Tishrei 5779