541.488.7716 185 N. Mountain Ave Ashland, OR 97520


The Heimann Family Wisdom Garden school of Jewish education provides students with a rich experience as we explore Jewish ethics and values through songs, art and the stories of our people.

We meet one Sunday amonth, from 10:30 – 12:00PM starting with songs, dance and prayers with our beloved Reb David Zaslow. All families with young children are invited to join for the first half hour, whether or not you are registered in Wisdom Garden.

Our K-2nd grade class is taught by Jeanne Robin. Jeanne comes to Wisdom Garden from Portland where she taught preschool and Kindergarten at Portland Jewish Academy and K through 2 in the Centennial School District for 20 years.

Jeanne uses projects to integrate her teachings using art, dance, puppetry and story. Together the children will learn about Jewishness through story and song. The overriding theme is Jewish Community and Tikkun Olam. With new friends, the children will use the Jewish cycles of the year to grow new Jewish awareness. Together we will wonder and discover through story, dance, music and art.

Our 3rd – 5th grade class is taught by Maggidah Cyrise Beatty Schachter, who is also our Music Director. Cyrise will be guiding the 3-5th graders through a year of Jewish Learning focused on the 4 seasons and the overlay with Jewish Holidays and special ways we observe them through foods, rituals, songs and prayers.  We’ll look at our own family trees and consider how we are part of the family tree of the Hebrew tribe. We’ll sing, dance, learn middle eastern rhythms, and plant trees. We’ll consider the beauty and meaning of the Aleph Bet, and begin learning prayers and songs from the Shabbat Morning liturgy.  We’ll write our own poems/prayers, we’ll make mezzuzot, we’ll bake bread, and make matzoh ball soup! We’ll explore Judaism through our senses and through building our community together. We’ll hear stories from the Torah and ask questions together as we find the connections between these ancient writings and our personal lives.  This promises to be a very rich and playful year of learning and growing together. 

Contact Ayala at ayala@ashlandhavurah.org for registration and for more information.