Bright Lights (formerly Little Lights)

What’s little about the light of the kids at Or Shalom? Nothing!

That’s why we’re amending the name of our program for kids 6-9 to “Bright Lights”, to reflect the great potential and shining minds of these kids.

Matthew Gindin will again be teaching this program, which will include text study, discussion, art, crafts and play. In the coming year the curriculum will focus on learning the stories of our ancestors in the Tanakh, beginning Hebrew Alphabet studies, and continued learning of mussar (Jewish values).

Children ages 6-9 are invited to journey with Or Shalom through a story-centred curriculum that brings dynamic spiritual content to children through innovative, whole-child programming. Classes will combine accessible text study, the learning of middot (ethical character traits), fun activities, and the exploration of Judaism’s spiritual toolbox for everyday life.

This twice-monthly program is taught by Matthew Gindin and takes place on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month (some exceptions).

Class will be in person at Or Shalom if safety can be assured in accordance with the guidelines of provincial health authorities and Or Shalom’s Covid Comittee. Otherwise classes will be online.

Our current plans are to offer a combination of outdoor and online classes. That will look like a combination of park outings and activities under a covered canopy outside on the shul grounds. When according to our best predictions weather doesn’t look good for those options, classes will be offered by way of Zoom.

Time: 4-5:30 p.m. Snack first; class officially begins at 4:30 p.m.
Location: Or Shalom, 710 E 10 Ave.
Total Program Cost for Members of Or Shalom: $255
Total Program Cost for Non-Members: $425

2020-21 Dates:

  • October 8, 2020
  • October 22, 2020
  • November 5, 2020
  • November 19, 2020
  • December 3, 2020
  • December 17, 2020
  • January 14, 2021
  • January 28, 2021
  • February 11, 2021
  • February 25, 2021
  • March 11, 2021
  • April 8, 2021
  • April 22, 2021
  • May 13, 2021
  • May 27, 2021
  • June date tbc

Registration is now closed for the 2020-21 school year. Please contact to inquire further about this program. 

*Please note: Tuition helps cover wages for our educators and teaching aids, as well as classroom materials, snacks, and family take-home package costs. If the program cost will be prohibitive to your family’s participation, please contact the program coordinator directly.

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