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Wisdom Garden School Opens Sept. 29

 Wisdom Garden Program for 8-14 year olds 

The Havurah Synagogue’s Wisdom Garden program is opening on Saturday, September 29 at 12:30 PM.  The program provides a hands-on program for 8-10 year olds and pre-teen and teens. The focus of the curriculum is to give our children and teens the confidence to be the best they can be by helping make the world and the planet a better place.

The 2-year Bar/Bat Mitzvah program for 11-14 year olds culminates with a transformational coming-of-age ritual , the bar or bat mitzvah.

Ayala Zonnenschein, Executive Director of the Havurah, says, “In working with each family, I am always in awe of the way this process impacts both the student and their family.”

In preparing for Bar/Bat Mitzvah the student will engage in six months of private tutoring. Rabbi David Zaslow, spiritual leader of the Havurah Synagogue will teach prayer, and Ayala Zonnenschein will teach Hebrew in ways that are fun and engaging. Rabbi Zaslow says, “this is a unique program that teaches the future generation about the interconnection between religion, nature, and social activism.”

Ayala Zonnenschein, Executive Director of the Havurah, says, “Our school will offer an intimate experience where children connect to spirituality in a way that is meaningful, builds self-esteem and prepares them to engage in the world around them with integrity. Call 541-488-7716 for more information.