Schedule & Location: The Gan runs from 9am - 1pm during the school year. Vacation days are mostly in sync with the Seattle Public Schools calendar and the Jewish calendar -- please reference the confirmation email for a list of dates that the Gan will not run during the school year. The program runs Monday - Friday (you pick which 3, 4, or 5 days work for you!). This program takes place at Kavana H.Q. in Queen Anne.
Tuition: The Gan meets from September to June. Although different months may have more or fewer Gan days (based on vacation/holiday schedules), our annual tuition is broken into 10 equal monthly payments. How much you pay will be based on how many days a week your child attends the Gan; the monthly partner rate is $178/day of the week, and the monthly non-partner rate is $200/day of the week.
Program Structure & Schedule: This program will run on Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm, starting in late October and running through mid-June. We'll order pizza and provide fruits & veggies for dinner each week.
This program helps families with preschool and elementary school aged kids to prepare for Jewish holidays and make their celebrations more meaningful.
In this session, we will be learning about Passover - and exploring some of the cool ways in which it's celebrated around the world! We'll have parallel learning time for kids and parents, and some family activities (crafts, music, etc.) together that will provide a great introduction to this holiday. Led by Maxine Alloway, Rabbi Rachel Nussbaum and Rabbi Sydney Danziger.
About the Program:
A lot is in the works for this year, from discussing the history of women's rights from the Torah through to the Trump candidacy, debating how the Israel-Palestine conflict has complicated Jewish involvement in the U.S. struggle for civil rights and Black Lives Matter, to taking a deep dive into our diets.
You are invited to join Rabbi Sydney Danziger and members of Kavana for our Communal Seder on the first night of Passover! We'll cover all the seder basics you know and love from the haggadah (the 4 questions, Dayeinu, etc!) and also discuss contemporary applications of the Exodus story. Appropriate for all ages and backgrounds, and with a kosher-catered dinner meal.
5:30-8pm at a location on Queen Anne (location details will be sent out once registration and payment have been received).
Join us for our traditional Shabbat morning service that's full of singing and spirit! The Pesach Shabbat Minyan is always especially fun - with Hallel (psalms of praise = extra singing) and a special kosher-for-Passover communal lunch. Note the earlier start time of 9:30am for this particular service.
Our current read is Moonglow by Michael Chabon. Moonglow is "a playful twist" or "a novel posing as" a family memoir. The narrator visits his dying grandfather and learns details about his life story - like his experiences during World War II and how he met his grandmother.
All are invited to join us for our discussion about Moonglow. Participants take turns hosting these gatherings, so please be sure to RSVP in order to receive location details.
This monthly program is for families - parents and kids all together. It is appropriate for children in preschool and elementary school (younger and older siblings are also welcome, but the content will be targeted specifically for that age range).
We strongly encourage you to sign up for the series - we're trying to build a sense of community here, and the more you come, the more you'll get out of it. There is an option to sign up for individual sessions if you can't commit to the series.
If your child has not participated in our Gan (Hebrew Immersion Preschool) or any of our other school-age programs, please be sure to send us a quick note before registering so that we can make sure this week long camp will be a good fit for your kiddo.
Priority registration is open to current Gan families and past Mini Camp participants. We will open Mini Camp registration to the rest of the community starting March 20th.