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North Shore Temple Emanuel

a Progressive Jewish Congregation

Meah Hebrew & Religion School

Meah Hebrew and Religion School

We are excited that you're interested in joining our Family of Families at Meah! Our K-6 classes meet on Sundays from 9:00am to 12:00pm, with lots of breaks in between. The school is called Meah, meaning 100 in Hebrew, because our K-6 students enjoy approximately 100/Meah hours of class together throughout the year.

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.

We currently have three classes. One class with Morah Belinda in K-2. Another group with Morah Beulah in Y3-5, and a third group with Rabbi Moshe in Y6.  The levels are fluid, depending on the number of students in each grade and class dynamics. Students will be placed according to age as well as where they're most likely to feel most comfortable and thrive. We assess their Hebrew on a regular basis so that by the end of their time with us they can easily and comfortably read the Sidddur/Prayer Book and Parshah/  Torah Portion by the time they reach Year 7 with Rabbi Nicole and start preparing for their B'Mizvah.  

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.

Instructions for Enrolment

Enrol by following this link. 

First Day of Term 1, 2024 is Sunday 4 February, a Tu BiShevat style family potluck in the NSTE courtyard. If you are enroling your child in Year 5 or Year 6, in addition to the class on Sundays, we highly encourage you to also enrol them in a mid-week Hebrew check-in which happens by zoom.

Enrolment requires you to have an account on our ShulCloud platform, if you do not yet have one, please email the office to set one up. If you have one, but have forgotten the password, email the Temple or Rabbi Moshe and we'll reset it for you! Once you have an account and click on the enrolment link above, you will see a drop down menu to select the year you are enroling in (i.e. 2024), and then the class that the student will be entering next year (i.e. Year 1) 

If you have questions about K-6, email Rabbi Moshe. For questions about Year 7, email Rabbi Nicole.  You are not billed when enroling but will receive an invoice the week before school year begins. 

Reference Information:

2024 Calendar (see below)

Meah Fees for 2024 

Meah Fees Policy

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 (Y3-4)

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 (Y5-6) 

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.


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


Covid-safe Protocols

  • Masks are optional and students may wear a mask if they wish to do so.
  • Any students feeling unwell should not attend Meah. We strongly encourage all students to follow the guidance issued by NSW Health if they have Covid-19 symptoms.
  • Any student who has been exposed to Covid-19 is strongly recommended to monitor for symptoms and follow the advice issued by NSW Health
  • We look forward to a fun, educationally stimulating, and above all, safe and healthy year of learning!

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Tue, 28 May 2024 20 Iyar 5784