Havayah

Religious School is Fun!

6 Congregations = 1 Community

Havayah: A Jewish Community Experience provides 5th and 6th graders the opportunity to make new friends and experience Jewish learning in a whole new way.

Havayah: A Jewish Community Experience provides 5th and 6th graders the opportunity to make new friends and experience Jewish learning in a whole new way.

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FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADERS

from 8 congregations participated in this year’s program

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SESSION

where learners explored their own sacred spaces, times, and ways of being and the rituals marking those places and occasions

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PROJECTS

were made by learners, using the cutting-edge curriculum, to express their own sacred spaces, sacred times, and sacred ways

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EXPERIENCES

were offered to 141 fifth graders from Greater Philadelphia who came together throughout the year

Havayah is a collaboration of synagogues and organizations to
revitalize religious school experiences for learners.

6 SYNAGOGUES

from across greater Philadelphia launched Havayah in this pilot year

  1. Beth Chaim Reform Congregation
  2. Congretation Kol Emet
  3. Germantown Jewish Centre
  4. Old York Road Temple Beth Am
  5. Temple Adath Israel of the Main Line
  6. Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El
“This is my idea of sacred space because it is where I can be myself.”
- From one Havayah 5th grader’s Sacred Space project
“A fun gathering with people who are Jewish.”
- 5th grade Havayah student
“A great way to come together as a community.”
- 5th grade Havayah student
“Havayah has been an extremely positive and worthwhile addition to our school year!”
- Education Director from a Havayah congregation
“The hands-on, project-based curriculum has encouraged creativity and thoughtfulness and has generated excitement and pride in their projects!”
- Education Director from a Havayah congregation

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