Kallah is a hands-on, retreat style experience for learners in grades 8 – 12.
Each lesson is a mix of learning, reflection, volunteerism, and teamwork. Sessions may include field trips, guest speakers, art projects, and text study.
We meet six times throughout the year for four-hour sessions.
For more information on Kallah, please contact Regina Krieger at (216) 831-3233 x113 or email@example.com.
Kallah 1: October 22, 2023 – 12:30-4:30 pm
The Power of Observation
Sometimes we become so overwhelmed in the everyday that we are unintentionally missing things that are going on around us. What role does technology have in our ability to focus? We will emphasize the benefits of being in the moment and how, in Judaism, there are blessings to be recognized constantly. We will have guest artist Dina Goldstein work with us on the art of collage. Students from Newcomers Academy will join us as we begin our year.
Kallah 2: November 17, 2023 – 6:00-9:00 pm
Celebrating Our Ability to Differentiate and Distinguish
How does sharpening distinctions help us notice more deeply? The ability to differentiate helps us recognize the special moments. We will use Shabbat as a tool to help us distinguish our lives and differentiate between the day of rest, and the rest of the week. We will attend services and have a delicious Shabbat dinner together. Challah making included!
Kallah 3: December 3, 2023 – 12:30-4:30 pm
Hanukkah: Seeing Miracles & Blessings of Thanks
In this session we will explore both the particular miracles and blessings or Hanukkah and the general mindset of seeing miracles and giving thanks in our own lives. Special guest Pam Schuller joins us to share her story of taking her own circumstances and turning them into comedy gold!
Kallah 4: February 4, 2024 – 12:30-4:30 pm
Where and with Whom do You Take Action?
When we act to bring more justice into the world, we are often confronted with how our own rights and needs are (or are not) addressed. How might our gratitude for our own freedoms, protections, and resources spur us to deeper, and more meaningful action on behalf of our loved ones, neighbors, and communities?
Kallah 5: March 3, 2024 – 12:30-4:30 pm
The Girl in the Diary: The Story of Rivka Lipshitz
We will visit the exhibit at the Maltz Museum and learn about one young person’s experiences in the Lodz Ghetto. Journaling is a positive way to get through a tough time and that will be on display for us to see and discuss.
Kallah 6: April 14, 2024 – 12:30-4:30 pm
Dayeinu: What is Enough?
During this Kallah, we are inspired to unleash our creativity and explore how we can be grateful for our liberation, realizing that we are only as free as the least free among us.