Jewish Academy Offers Family Education

Fall 2013 Classes:  In an effort to provide greater service to the community, the Jewish Academy of Arts & Sciences is offering a variety of classes this fall.

Open to the entire community, these classes will cover a range of subjects, including Jewish studies, parenting, and specialized courses for educational and medical professionals.

The Jewish Academy is offering single-session classes as a pilot for the program that fully launches in January 2014.

Conversational Hebrew & Potluck (Family)

Don’t miss this opportunity to pick up a few Hebrew phrases with your children while you share a potluck meal with others in the community. Jewish Academy teacher Cheri Ellowitz will introduce vocabulary and phrases used on the streets of Tel Aviv, providing families with an introduction to the commonly spoken language of Israel.

Tuesday November 5, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, $25 per family | Instructor: Cheri Ellowitz

Parenting Children with Sensory Integration Needs (Adults)

Whether or not your child has been diagnosed, this workshop will help you understand and overcome some issues associated with sensory integration and processing difficulties. The evening will provide an overview of sensory integration and how it affects behavior and learning. Tactile, vestibular and proprioceptive senses will be reviewed. Through open discussion, guidance/coping techniques will be offered as well as links to additional information and local resources.

Tuesday November 5, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, $30 per person | Instructor: Dawn Halperin

Introduction to Yiddish (Adults)

Do you have fond memories of the funny phrases spoken by your parents or grandparents when you were a child? Your Bubbe and Zayde would kvell to hear you repeat the vocabulary and phrases introduced by instructor Perry Sklarin, as he brings the language of the old country to New Mexico.

Date & Time TBD, $25 per person | Instructor: Perry Sklarin

Parenting Your Way through Behavioral Challenges (Adults)

Feel like nothing is working? The workshop will explore behavioral difficulties and a myriad of tools to help teach children accountability while increasing the behaviors you would like to see.  Concepts such as natural and logical discipline will be the focus. Several theories will be introduced and explored, and open discussion will allow participants to share tips and suggestions.

Thursday Nov 14, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, $30 per person | Instructor: Dawn Halperin

Shabbat Shalom, Albuquerque!

Good Shabbos, New Mexico!