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REGISTRATION FOR BHBE ACADEMY 2020-2021

Registration is now open for the 2020-2021 Academy year! 

We are prepared to smoothly shift from live to virtual and vice versa as needed, while keeping our program and overall structure intact!

TO REGISTER NOW, CLICK HEREIf you will be requesting financial assistance, please contact Aaron prior to registering.

FAMILY KABBALAT SHABBAT

Join us for a virtual Kabbalat Shabbat event on Friday evening June 19th from 5:30 - 6:10.  Featuring Cantor Roytman and Rabbi Crane. Including a gentle musical service that everyone can sing along to, and a special virtual drum circle with the rabbi. For families with kids of all ages! And here are two simple  Shabbat-themed coloring pages that younger children can do while the service is going on   There will be an opportunity to share these during the program. 

THE BHBE ACADEMY & FAMILY VIDEO VIRTUAL SEDER

We asked families in the Academy and other congregants with school-age children to create videos of 90 seconds or less based on components of the Passover seder. Then we added conversations and songs with students via Zoom, and wove together the results. Thanks to all those who contributed videos and photos and more! Thanks as well to our Academy teachers and to Cantor Roytman.

To View and Experience, Click Here!

ACADEMY CALENDAR FOR APRIL & MAY 2020

To View the Calendar: Click Here!

Questions? Contact Aaron Frankel, Director of Education & Family Engagement: aaron.frankel@bhbe.org, 847 256-1213

THE BHBE ACADEMY

MISSION STATEMENT AND OVERVIEW

The mission of the BHBE Academy is to nurture a thriving community of Jewish students and families, balancing cultural and community experiences with core understandings and skills, infused with a deep appreciation for the Hebrew language. Activities for younger students include art, Israeli dance, music, and vibrant holiday celebrations, along with opportunities to learn from older peers. 4th through 7th graders select from a range of options, such as Theater/Video, Jewish Circus, Art, and Hebrew Through Sports, to explore school-wide themes and develop entertaining presentations for the school community that teach what they have learned.  Nearly 20 high school students serve as mentored aides in the program, providing role models for their younger siblings and friends.

  • Kindergarten through second grade students attend on Sunday mornings from 9am - 12pm.
  • Third through seventh grade students attend on Sunday mornings from 9am - 12pm and Tuesday afternoons from 4:15 - 6:15pm.
  • Eighth through Twelfth grade students are invited to participate in our Sunday morning madrikh program from 9am - 12pm. 

ACADEMY IN THE NEWS!

On December 15, 2019 our Academy students participated in the BHBE Hanukkah Celebration with a great drama performance!  Check out the article in the Wilmette Beacon here!

On March 18th, 2018 we had a multi-media experience Seder, which include a circus performance. Make sure to check out the article in the Wilmette Life here and in the Wilmette Beacon here

Questions? Contact Aaron Frankel, Director of Education and Family Engagement

847 256-1213; aaron.frankel@bhbe.org. 

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