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HomeBeis@AA Registration Form

Welcome to HomeBeis@AA!
HomeBeis@AA is Ahavath Achim Synagogue’s Youth & Family Programming initiative where our community learns, celebrates, and comes together.

In order to fully complete this form, you must submit a current photo of your child and a printed, signed, and uploaded copy of the medical release form for each child. If you are not able to submit these items today (within this registration form), please email them to Jackie Nix before 
Sunday, August 4, 2019. The first day of HomeBeis@AA programming will begin on Sunday August 18, 2019.

 
Our Programs

Kesher@AA - Religious Education
Kesher@AA is the religious education initiative for children in grades Pre-K - 6th grade. We use the Chai curriculum, which focuses on three areas: Torah, Avodah, and G’milut Chasadim (acts of love an kindness). In addition to the Judaics portion of the day, our 2nd - 6th graders have an hour of Hebrew to introduce them to the language and begin their preparations for their Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Each week, we encourage our students to see past what they "think" Judaism should be and to create a Judaism that is truly theirs; they will do this through enriching text study, authentic Jewish experiences, and engagement with Hebrew language. One Saturday a month, our traditional Sunday religious school experience will be replaced by a Shabbat learning experience.
  • GAAn B’Ahava (3 years - Pre-K): Gan, meaning "Garden," B'Ahava is our program where our littlest sprouts grow their roots and begin their Jewish learning experience. In this k’futzah, through creative learning methods and the natural inquisitiveness and exploration of children, we develop a sense of Ahavat Yisrael. Ahavat Yisrael encompasses a love for the people and traditions of Israel. Children must be potty trained to be eligible for this program.
  • Kesher (K - 1st Grade): In this k’futzah, we focus on developing the foundation each Jewish person needs to live a fruitful Jewish life. These building blocks include stories from the book of Genesis (Beresheet), the study of Jewish holidays and sacred time, and performing acts of chesed (kindness). Additionally, these students learn about what makes a synagogue a special place, an integral part of Jewish learning, and a home for our community.
  • Kesher (2nd - 3rd Grade): In this k’futzah, we teach students to have ownership and pride in being a Jewish person and how to create a more holy world. This means not only looking out for those within our community and who are similar to us, but for all humanity and for all people in need. Students learn the laws and rules found in the Torah that help us to live a life filled with holy moments, Jewish stories, celebrations and rituals that help them understand and express their relationship with God.
  • Kesher (4th - 5th Grade): The Land of Israel and the Torah are two central pillars that have sustained Jewish existence for 2,000 years. We dedicate these two years to uncovering the roles they play in Jewish culture. One key question guiding this k’futzah’s learning is how we engage with a collective history and how we bring that history into our everyday lives.
  • Kesher (6th - 7th Grade): At its core, Judaism is about relationships. How we relate to others, to God, to our planet, and most importantly to ourselves. The main focus of these two years is the act of introspection, along with evaluating how we engage with the "others" in our lives. An interaction that we gloss over quickly could have a lasting impression on the person we are with, so our students will uncover the values that guide the way we interact with each other, and how we give a sense of purpose to their relationships as they move into young adulthood.
  • Madrichim (9th - 12th Grade): Madrichim, meaning "Counselor," is our program for teens in 9th - 12th grade who wish to serve as group assistants in an assigned k’futzah. Madrichim will receive community service hours and earn money towards scholarships for Jewish programming (youth group programs, Israel trips, summer camp, etc.). Madrichim are strongly encouraged to participate in TAAglit or AAtid. 8th graders who wish to be in the Madrichim program can enroll in our Madrichim in Training (MIT) program. There is no fee for the Madrichim or MIT program.
TAAglit Atzmi (7th - 9th Grade)
TAAglit Atzmi, meaning "Personal Journey," is a triennial curriculum for students in 7th - 9th grade. The curriculum is uniquely designed to impact day school students and public school students alike. This program provides an opportunity for teens to interact and build lifelong friendships with teens throughout the Metro-Atlanta area. These friendships are a building block to developing a stronger Jewish identity and connection to the greater Jewish community. This year, students will take an in-depth look into the immigration experiences of Jews as they came to the US throughout our history. We'll look at when they came, how they got here, experiences they had, and the impact Jews had on America and America had on Jews. The class will culminate with a trip to New York City. ​​​​​​

AAtid (10th - 12th Grade)
AAtid, meaning "Our Future," is a program for teens in 10th - 12th grade. The curriculum helps teens with the development and solidification of their Jewish identity. Each class will be based on primary sources from Biblical, Rabbinic, Medieval, and Contemporary texts. The goal for each student is to acknowledge their beliefs, and more importantly recognize where those beliefs originate. Our hope is that students will find insight in the Jewish wisdom that supplements each topic to help their own Jewish future.

Shabbat and Holiday Programs
High Holidays, Sukkot Dinner, Bask-to-School BBQ, Purim PaloozAA, Sparks of Light (Chanukah), MLK Day Volunteer Program, Year-End BBQ, and More!
 

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Payment

   GAAn BAhava (3 - Pre-K) - AA Members - $600
   GAAn BAhava (3 - Pre-K) - Non-Members - $700
   Kesher (K - 1st Grade) - AA Members - $1100
   Kesher (K - 1st Grade) - Non-Members - $1200
   Kesher (2nd - 6th Grade) - AA Members - $1400
   Kesher (2nd - 6th Grade) - Non-Members - $1500
   TAAglit Atzmi (7th - 9th Grade) - AA Members - $1250
   TAAglit Atzmi (7th - 9th Grade) - Non-Members - $1550
   AAtid (10th - 12th Grade) - $360
   Madrichim and Madrichim in Training (MIT) (9th - 12th Grade) - No Fee
   Shabbat and Holiday Programs - $100
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Sunday, May 26 2019 21 Iyyar 5779