Havayah: A Jewish Community Experience provides 5th graders the opportunity to make new friends and experience Jewish learning in a whole new way.
from 8 congregations participated in this year's program
where learners explored their own sacred spaces, times, and ways of being and the rituals marking those places and occasions
were made by learners, using the cutting-edge curriculum, to express their own sacred spaces, sacred times, and sacred ways
were offered to 141 fifth graders from Greater Philadelphia who came together throughout the year
Havayah is a collaboration of synagogues and organizations to revitalize religious school experiences for learners.
from across greater Philadelphia launched Havayah in this pilot year
“The hands-on, project-based curriculum has encouraged creativity and thoughtfulness and has generated excitement and pride in their projects! Havayah has been an extremely positive and worthwhile addition to our school year!"
“This is a pool of silence. I choose this because I find myself in a pool over and over again. This is my idea of sacred space because it is where I can be myself. It’s where I swim up and down, and back and forth. It is important to me."