The launch of the new Shalom Explorers program has finally arrived and the wait was well worth it.
We have spent the last few months carefully designing an experience for families with kids in grades K - 2. We partnered with Urban Adamah in Berkeley, an award winning Jewish urban farm in the East Bay to help us write the most amazing curriculum, and we are now ready to share it with you.
This January we will be piloting the program with groups in Marin. New Explorer groups will meet over the remaining five months of the school year and as this is the pilot year, participation is free.
Shalom Explorers is an experiential, home based learning program designed to be led by parents, empowering them to guide the group through explorations of Jewish stories and values that speak to our every day lives and reinforce important ethics. Being caretakers of the earth, cultivating a sense of gratitude, and respecting the power of words are among the units that make up the Shalom Explorers curriculum.
Shalom Explorers meetings are designed to be accessible to all families, regardless of affiliation, previous education, or religious background. We are excited to have reached this point and are looking to be in touch with families who are interested in joining. The classes this winter will be for kindergartners and first graders. Second grade will be added with the launch of the full program in Fall 2014.
If you have any questions or just want to chat about the program, contact the new program coordinator Aliya Fastman firstname.lastname@example.org 510 292 9562
This program is provided by Jewish LearningWorks, the Osher Marin JCC, Congregation Kol Shofar and Congregation Rodef Sholom and funded in part by the Covenant Foundation and the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties.