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North Shore Temple Emanuel

a Progressive Jewish Congregation

Meah Hebrew & Religion School

Enrolment Forms:

Enrolment for Meah and Year 7, for 2023 is now open! 

You are not billed when enroling but will receive an invoice a few weeks before the start of the term. See the Fee Schedule below. 

If you do not yet have an account with the Temple, please email the office to set one up. All families who have registered in previous years should already have an account on our ShulCloud platform. This will enable you to fill out an enrolment form online. There will be a drop-down menu where you will be able to select the year level that the student will be entering next year.

If you are asked to create a password, please do so and keep a record of the password for later reference. This password, together with your email address, will be your NSTE login.  If you have questions about K-6, email Rabbi Moshe. For questions about Year 7, email Rabbi Nicole.

Reference Information:

2023 Calendar

Meah and Year 7 Fee Schedule 

Meah Fees Policy

Our Approach

Our Meah teaching team is passionate about creating an environment for our students that will nurture and encourage them to strive for their personal best, develop their interpersonal skills, have fun, and build friendships which we hope will last a lifetime. Since we are a small school, the curricula is adapted each year to meet the needs of the students enroled. It focuses on building the students' Hebrew skills and their comfort with the prayer service, deepening their understanding of Jewish Holidays,  studying the values underlying our foundational stories in the Torah, growing their understanding of and pride as Progressive Jews, expanding their appreciation of the modern state of Israel, and stoking their curiosity for further exploration.

Our Meah students are assessed in terms of ability in Hebrew.  We currently have a beginner, intermediate, and an advanced track. The levels are fluid and the students will be placed in the group in which they feel most comfortable and where they are most likely to thrive. The desired outcome for Hebrew is that our students are able to read the Sidddur/Prayer Book and Parshah/  Torah Portion comfortably by the time they reach their B'Mizvah. Our approach is to teach reading and ignite their passion for Hebrew, Jewish tradition and Jewish culture, ultimately preparing them for their B'Mitzvah celebration. 

In addition to the Sunday classes, our year 5 and 6 students are encouraged to attend midweek classes, which are designed to complement the Sunday Hebrew program as the children approach their bar and bat mitzvah year.

Our Teachers

Our teachers are dedicated, committed, and passionate, with many years of experience and a track record of love and appreciation from their students.  They work together with the Director of Education to create the Tefillah/Prayer, Hebrew, and Jewish Studies curricula.

Morah Belinda (K-2)

 Belinda Levy is an experienced Hebrew and Jewish Studies teacher who has taught at Jewish Day schools in South Africa and throughout Sydney.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, going to the beach, and doing crosswords.

 

 

Morah Beulah (Y3-5)

Beulah Ezra was born and bred in South Africa where she studied to be a Hebrew and Jewish Studies teacher and taught before immigrating to Australia with her four children. She has taught at Jewish Day Schools in Adelaide and Sydney. She taught at Meah for 10 years from 2003 and then returned to us again in 2017.  She feels privileged to watch her students grow through the years and then prepare them to become Bar and Bat Mitzvah. It is so rewarding and makes her feel very blessed.
 

 

Rabbi Moshe (Y6) 

Rabbi Moshe Givental was ordained at Hebrew College Rabbinical School in Boston in 2017. Before coming to NSTE he taught in Hebrew Schools an worked closely with Hebrew School Directors in Reform and Conservative synagogues throughout Boston and Metro-Detroit. You can read more about his background here

 

For more information, please contact our Director of Meah Hebrew and Religion School ,  Rabbi Moshe or call the office on (02) 9419 7011.

 


Covid-safe Protocols

  • All Meah staff are fully vaccinated.
  • Every Meah classroom is equipped with an HEPA air purifier.
  • Masks are optional and students may wear a mask if they wish to do so.
  • All students are strongly encouraged to use hand sanitiser on arrival and at break times.
  • Any students feeling unwell or experiencing covid symptoms should not attend Meah. Even if their covid test result is negative, we ask that students not attend Meah until symptoms are resolved.
  • If a student tests positive to Covid, please notify the Meah Director as soon as possible and follow the NSW Health Advice. We ask that students not attend Meah until symptoms are resolved. 
  • Any students who are identified as household/close contacts of a Covid-19 positive person and have no symptoms  can attend Meah if they notify the Meah Director in advance that they will attend Meah under this provision. The student should conduct a RAT and return a negative result on the  morning before attending Meah. When on campus, Year 7 students must wear a mask indoors except when eating or exercising. Year K to 6 students are strongly recommended to wear a mask indoors (except when eating or exercising).
  • Any students who are identified as household/close contacts of a Covid-19 positive person and have symptoms should not attend Meah and should take a covid test.  Even if the test result is negative, we ask that students not attend Meah until symptoms are resolved. 
  • We look forward to a fun, educationally stimulating, and above all, safe and healthy year of learning! 

Testimonials

"Our boys had a wonderful year this year. They are always happy to come to school on Sundays and they bounce out of class 12pm. This really says a lot for the curriculum and the teachers. I know my own experience was very different growing up! 

I hope the school will continue to grow and develop through the coming years."

- Lisa, Meah mother


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed, 8 February 2023 17 Sh'vat 5783