Learning at Home (Limud BaBayit)

What are you doing this summer? Would you like some fun with limud babayit (learning from home)? Join Talmud Torah of St. Paul for any of these 4 week online sessions for students ranging from ages 33 months to 14 years. For a printable version of this page, click here.

Sharing and Singing, with Becky and Margalit
Dates: June 22 – July 17, Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays
Ages: Gan Katan (3-5 years)
Time: 10:30 – 11:00 am
Join us as we sing favorite songs and learn some new ones, in both Hebrew and English. Enjoy with old and new friends!

Creating with Becky
Dates: June 22 – July 15, Wednesdays
Ages: Gan-Kitah Gimel (5-9 years)
Time: 11:30 am – noon
Combining science and art, we’ll explore STEAM-focused projects to make an Art Bot, creating pendulum painting, building a marble run, and making a paper horse that walks. If time permits, one or two more projects will be added. Parents will be sent a list of supplies before the session begins. We look forward to experimenting with your children!

Making Snacks with Briana
Dates: June 23 – July 14, Tuesdays
Ages: Gan-Kitah Gimel (5-9 years)
Time: 11:30 am – noon
Come and cook with Briana! Designed to be accessible for children, we’ll enjoy a half hour of easy baking or cooking some simple snacks and treats. Most of the recipes have five ingredients or fewer. You’ll get a list of needed ingredients and utensils ahead of time. Let’s cook!

Looking at Books… Book Club with Dr. Schultz
Dates: June 21 – July 13, Mondays
Ages: Kitah Bet-Kitah Dalet (8-10 years)
Time: 11:30 am – noon
It’s summer – time to get reading for enjoyment! Dr. Schultz has picked some fun choices for you to read, either on your own or with your parents and then our Book Club will meet to talk about what you’ve read. We’ll start with the Judy Blume classic, “Tales of a Fourth-Grade Nothing.” We’ll follow that with three more recent novels for 8 to year-olds: Kate DiCamillo’s “Flora and Ulysses,” Richard Peck’s “The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail,” and Will Henry’s “Wallace the Brave.” All these books are readily available in paperback or as Kindle books on Amazon.

Movie Reviews… Movie Club with Dr. Schultz
Dates: June 24 – July 16, Thursdays
Ages: Kitah Aleph-Kitah Dalet (6-10 years)
Time: 11:30 am – noon
Want to stretch your imagination this summer? Join Dr. Schultz and your friends to watch and then talk about some of these movies that are exciting and fantastical! We will be choosing among these films: “Hugo,” “Mary and the Witch’s Flower,” “The Hobbit” (1977 version), “The Last Unicorn,” and “The Princess Bride.” The films are either available on Netflix or for free viewing on the internet. Make some popcorn and join us!

Hebrew Happenings with Margalit
Dates: June 21 – July 13, Mondays/Wednesdays
Ages: Kitah Bet-Kitah Dalet (6-9 years)
Time: 11:00 – 11:30 am
Students will enhance their Hebrew skills and increase vocabulary; both oral and auditory comprehension in an interactive way.

Hebrew Happenings with Toby
Dates: June 22-July 15, Mondays/Wednesdays
Ages: 7-10 years
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Do you want to learn how to read Hebrew? Do you want to polish your Hebrew reading skills? Would you like to keep your Hebrew skills sharp, by practicing, this summer? We will try to group students according to level of Hebrew reading. Beginners are welcome to these 30 minutes sessions. Toby is flexible with other times and days depending on interest levels. Let us know your preferences.

A Journey in the Wilderness, with Jayce
Dates: June 22-July 15, Mondays/Wednesdays
Ages: 10-14 years
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Jewish texts have animated and inspired Jews since we walked out of Mitzrayim together thousands of years ago. Are you interested in adding your voice to the ongoing project of reading, debating, and asking questions of texts? Have you ever read or heard a passage of Torah and asked, “but why should I care?” Do you want to grow your ability to read critically, think deeply, and engage in conversation about Torah?

Join Jayce for a month-long project of critically reading a story from the Torah, asking questions, exploring Midrashim, and creating your own projects that help you dig more deeply into the story. This is your chance to join a conversation that began thousands of years ago, and add your voice; thoughts; opinions; and questions to our Jewish story.

Register using the form below. We look forward to seeing you!