Ha’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-4th Grade: Yoga and Ceramics
Hebrew in Movement offers countless activities in several fields, ranging from Krav Maga, dance, yoga, and gymnastics.
Children will be inspired by Israeli ceramicist and learn how to work with clay, coils and slabs to create their own versions of pottery and ceramics sculpture.
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.
Hebrew Learners: Cooking and Art
For the first activity, a recipe is introduced and the related ingredients and cookware is learned through language games and activities. Each child gets a hands on cooking experience using their newly learned vocabulary. After, Children will learn different drawing techniques, and work to create their very own Artists book. Children will learn Hebrew vocabulary and make a group funzine together.
Hebrew Speakers: Reading and Cooking
ONLY for Hebrew speakers that know their letters are familiar with the Hebrew vowels and read using Ivrit Laderch and Sifroni. Children need to be able to read and decode English. After, the children will have cooking where they will begin with learning Hebrew food and kitchenware vocabulary through games and end with hands on cooking.
Ha’Geemnasia offers pickup from the following local schools:
Berkeley Carroll Lower School
Poly Prep Lower School
Children that arrive early have free play until the program’s official start at 3:45pm.