OJCC families can benefit from our weekly Hebrew School classes.
Children ages 5-12 meet once a week after school to learn basic Hebrew language and Jewish history and customs.
Following the traditions of our ancestors, the students use age-appropriate stories, songs, theatre, art, cooking, and prayer to connect with Jewish cultural history and religious practices. Surrounded by friends and engaging teachers, the children are eager to learn about their Jewish identities.
The Hebrew School families support this learning with occasional group Shabbat dinners, as well as celebrating Jewish holidays with the greater OJCC community.
In preparation for their becoming adults within the Jewish community, students ages 12 and up concentrate on learning the prayers and Torah readings of the traditional Shabbat services.
Currently, our b'nai mitzvah students enjoy one-on-one learning with private tutors from the community. As part of their bar or bat mitzvah activities, many of these students are also involved in community service projects across the Okanagan.
Contact the OJCC office to help arrange for lessons for your mitzvah-aged child.
For the young adult members of our community (ages 13-16) who are interested in staying involved after their b'nai mitzvah, we are considering a variety of program offerings.
Ask us about our Young Jewish Adult Book Club, community service opportunities, and chevra!
Contact the OJCC office to learn more.