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at Temple Sinai of North Dade

JPaL is where kids come to play, learn, pray, explore and make friends. We have fun learning and living Jewishly and can't wait to share that with you! Come be our JPaL!

At JPaL, we believe that learning happens when our spirits are ignited, when we're having fun and when we can explore and discover our Jewish passion. That's why we're called the Jewish Play & Pray Learning Lab. Our program nurtures our children's souls, encourages them to have Jewish fun and celebrates their natural instinct to find amazement at every turn. Our mission is to nurture fuller Jewish life for our children and families.

Kehillot - Learning Communities

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

At Temple Sinai we have four קהילות kehillot-learning communities:

 
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Celebrating with our Families to Grow Roots in our Community

  • One Friday/Month 5-7pm

  • One Saturday/Month 10-12pm

  • One Sunday/Month Mitzvah Work

  • Holiday Celebrations

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Learning our Language, History, and Tradition in a Camp-Like Environment

  • Every Sunday from 10-12pm

  • Weekday Online Learning

  • Holiday Celebrations

Learning our Language, History, and Tradition in a Camp-Like Environment

  • Every Sunday from 10-12pm

  • Weekday Online Learning

  • Holiday Celebrations

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Preparing for our Jewish Future

Strengthening our Connections to Judaism

  • Every Sunday from 10-12pm

  • Weekday Online Learning

  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah Family Programming

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What We Learn

Each month we celebrate a different "value-theme," highlighting both a vital Jewish value and a core Jewish idea connected to Torah, Jewish Living, Prayer or Jewish holidays.
These monthly themes are paired with a dynamic Hebrew program called Hebrew Through Movement for our younger children and Let's Learn Hebrew Together for our older kids.
As children grow toward Bar/Bat Mitzvah, their learning grows with them giving them the tools to make the most of their celebration and acquire skills that they can use throughout their lives as Jews.
Click on each "value-theme" to learn more or click here to take a deep dive into our learning goals.