H​a​’Geemnasia is CBE’s Hebrew language and Israeli culture After School program. Children are divided according to their age and Hebrew speaking level, whether that is being a Hebrew learner or speaker. All Ha’Geemnasia classes allow children to have fun while engaging in activities with Israeli teachers.

Upon arrival, children receive a snack, sing a welcome song, and go over the schedule of the day. All groups discuss the Jewish calendar and engage in a variety of fun interactive activities such as cooking, sports and art.

Tuesday Programs: 3:45-5:45 PM
Pre K-K: Israeli Culture

Children will be engaged in projects built around Israeli culture and the Jewish calendar. Hebrew learners and Hebrew speakers come together through Israeli stories and songs. The class continues with a series of active team games through the guidance of a sports specialist, and ends with an art or cooking project.

1st-3rd grade: Art in Hebrew

In the spring trimester the children will learn two texts of a well-known Israeli poet: Ain Hillel and will create art projects inspired by his work. These texts invite opportunities for creating animals such as zebras, birds, bees and foxes. Hebrew learners will work on simple basic sentence structures. Hebrew speakers will have opportunities to read and will work on using idioms. After a mini Hebrew lesson and before art children will be engaged in active Israeli games. The same vocabulary will be reviewed on Tuesdays and Fridays through different projects.

Friday Programs: 3:45-5:45 PM
PreK-K: Israeli Culture

Children will be engaged in projects built around Israeli culture and the Jewish calendar. Hebrew learners and Hebrew speakers engage together through Israeli stories and songs. The class continues with a series of active team games, and ends with an art or cooking project.
On Fridays we welcome Shabbat together with the Pre K-K group and a CBE clergy member.

1st-3rd grade: Art in Hebrew

In the spring trimester the children will learn two texts of a well-known Israeli poet: Ain Hillel and will create art projects inspired by his work. These texts invite opportunities for creating animals such as zebras, birds, bees and foxes. Hebrew learners will work on simple basic sentence structures. Hebrew speakers will have opportunities to read and will work on using idioms. After a mini Hebrew lesson and before art children will be engaged in active Israeli games. The same vocabulary will be reviewed on Tuesdays and Fridays through different projects.

H​a​’Geemnasia offers pickup from the following local schools:

PS 10

PS 107

Berkeley Carroll Lower School

Poly Prep Lower School

PS 321

PS 282

PS 9

Children that arrive early have free play until the program’s official start at 3:45pm.

Prices

Member Rates
  • $680
    ONE DAY

  • $965
    TWO DAYS

Non Member Rates
  • $730
    ONE DAY

  • $1185
    TWO DAYS