Limudim (studies) is a program designed to connect IKAR's children and families to Judaism and the world through a stimulating, interactive and inspiring Jewish learning experience consistent with the vision and spirit of IKAR.
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At Limudim, our mission is two-fold. We aim to:
- Create literate, knowledgeable and committed Jews rooted in the belief that liturgy and Torah can be engaging and stimulating.
- Enable our students and their families to love Judaism and experience the joy of Jewish living.
THE SPIRIT OF OUR PROGRAM
At Limudim, we value every student, every parent, every teacher and every moment. We know that each person has a story and is on a journey, and we take seriously our responsibility to help each individual discover relevance and meaning within our tradition. At the same time, we believe that prayer and learning in a kehillah kedoshah, a holy community, can be soulful, inspiring, and profoundly impactful, and so we learn immersed in a caring and vibrant community.
We promote a culture of both honoring and challenging the tradition. We believe that open questioning is vital and that every generation has a new set of questions. We encourage critical thinking and debate and hope to together uncover innovative new paths to God, Torah, and a Jewish life of purpose. At the same time, we hope to instill a sense of love, commitment, obligation and responsibility to the Jewish people and to the larger world. We engage thoughtfully and seriously in the important questions facing us as Jews and as human beings.
At Limudim, we seek to create lifelong learners of our children and their parents. To this end, family education is integral to our program and the Limudim parents become not only partners in their child's Jewish education but learners themselves, wrestling with the tradition and nurturing their spirits.
Our program is designed to teach Jewish life as it is lived, giving students and their parents the knowledge and practical skills to translate learning into living. We meet on Shabbat, helping families feel the rhythm of the Jewish week, and establish their own Shabbat routine and practice.
We believe in the power of experiential learning. Our families learn about davening, traditional Jewish prayer, by spending Shabbat week after week in a community of dynamic and vibrant prayer. They learn about the holidays by kashering kitchens for Passover, participating in a Tu B'Shevat seder and working for social change in our Purim Justice Carnival. They learn about social justice and tikkun olam (repairing the world) through study, advocacy and action on behalf of local and global causes.
Limudim has brought the spirit of IKAR to our children, blending social justice with spiritual depth and helping the students connect to Judaism and the world. Our community is creative, spiritual, and egalitarian, welcoming people of diverse backgrounds, affiliations and lifestyles. We look forward to meeting your family and joining you on your Jewish journey.
Limudim Schedule, 2012-2013
|Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade||Saturdays, 9:15am-12:15pm, optional Tuesday program from 4:00pm-6:00pm|
|2nd-6th Grade||Saturdays, 9:15am-12:15pm and Tuesdays, 4:00pm-6:00pm|
|7th Grade||Tuesdays, 4:00pm-7:30pm|
Our first day of school will be Saturday Sept. 8th, 2012. We primarily follow the LAUSD calendar and are also closed on Jewish holidays.
Limudim will not turn any child away due to financial constraints, thanks in large part to generosity of the Marlene Horowitz Memorial Scholarship Fund. Donate to the fund by clicking here.
If you are interested in learning more about Limudim, please call the Limudim office at (323) 634-1870 x3 or email email@example.com for more information.