WRKids encompasses our kindergarten through fourth grade learners. The Lab’s goal for this age group is to make Hebrew and prayers, as well as synagogue and Jewish vocabulary, accessible to students and families. Hebrew is discovered through demonstration and exploration, and our project-based approach allows children to discuss and analyze Torah stories, lift up Jewish values and holidays, and make connections to their own lives.
The Jewish Learning Lab (JLL) is a comprehensive program that begins in Kindergarten and ends in 12th Grade. The curriculum provides the skills and tools to live a meaningful Jewish life and supports the mission of the JLL, “to kindle a lifelong love of Jewish learning and living in children and youth in the WRT community.”
Students must be enrolled by 3rd Grade to receive a preferred bar or bat mitzvah date, and to benefit from the core educational elements needed to have a successful and positive experience leading up to their bar or bat mitzvah. Students who do not attend the JLL before 3rd Grade will miss the opportunity for vital learning and community-building experiences that provide the foundation of Jewish learning in the upper grades.
Those who wish to join the JLL after 3rd Grade must first speak to the Director of the JLL to discuss any previous Jewish education their child may have. In such situations, the child may be required to take on additional learning elements, at the parent’s cost, in order to participate successfully in the JLL program.
Learn more about the curriculum and goals for each grade: