The Lese Center for Living Judaism (LCLJ) focuses on an integrated approach to curriculum with an emphasis on building relationships between congregants, learners, families, and children. These relationships are essential to our lives as Jews and the values we hold.
Our program is open to all Central member families and begins in pre-kindergarten and runs through 12th grade. Students are welcome to join at any point in their learning journey, but are strongly encouraged to begin with pre-K or enroll as early in their education as possible, as each year of our curriculum builds on the previous one.
LCLJ provides a holistic experience where learning builds from one year to the next and where the lines are blurred between “formal” education that happens in the classroom every week and “informal” education that happens outside of it by offering students means and opportunities for learning that are applicable to all aspects of their lives. Our educators are not just instructors, but facilitators of ongoing learning in partnership with our students.
The Lese Center for Living Judaism will…
- Focus on an integrated approach to curriculum, with a heavy emphasis on building relationships. We believe that relationships will emerge in new ways between congregants, learners, families, and children, thereby strengthening their bonds to each other and weaving a networked congregation of learners. These relationships will be essential to our lives as Jews and will express the values we hold.
- Approach instruction as knowledgeable educators working as facilitators of ongoing learning in partnership with learners.
- Blur the line between “formal” education that happens every week and “informal” education that happens on the weekends, providing opportunities for rich programming both in and out of the classrooms.
- Provide our students with the opportunities to use the relationships that are formed in order to maintain meaningful involvement.
|8th–9th grade||1 seminar||$900|