FVJN for Kids

hebrew-schoolIf you are looking for ways to introduce young children to Judaism, FVJN offers two opportunities to do so!


Mark your calendars for these upcoming events of interest to parents and children under 10:

Please join us the first Wednesday of each month for a playgroup at the FVJN space from 3:30pm-5pm.

For our first playgroup of the year – Wednesday – we will be meeting at FVJN (121 South 3rd Street, Geneva); in the future, we may take field trips with parents. For those unfamiliar with the playgroups, anyone under 10 is invited to come play with the toys, color, and do some fun arts & crafts while meeting other area Jewish kids. Given the age and nature of the group, a parent/guardian is asked to accompany the child for the duration.

Educational Enrichment:
This year we will be having one educational enrichment class for children aged 2 to 10. Our first class will meet on October 25th from 10-11 am at the FVJN space in Geneva. This once monthly class will focus on celebrating holidays, incorporating crafts and activities. The fee for the year, which will run from October until June will be $40 for the first child and $20 for additional children. Future class dates will be handed out at the first class and parents are welcome to stay until children feel comfortable on their own. (Please be sure you sign a waiver on the first day).

Please let Tammie Weinberger (tammie.weinberger@gmail.com) know if you plan to attend or enroll your child or have any questions.

AGES 10-14

Fox Valley’s Jewish Neighbors’ 10-14 year olds are ready to roll!

The first session of Contemporary Jewish Learning for Young People will meet Sunday, October 11th from 4:00-6:30 pm at FVJN, 121 S. 3rd Street in Geneva. If you have already enrolled your child, we can’t wait to meet them. If not, there is still time. Registration forms and payment (only $40 for the 1st child and $20 for a sibling for the full year!) can be completed at the first session. The group will meet the 2nd Sunday of the month, October-May.

The first session should be a crowd pleaser as the kids get to know each other, watch a movie, enjoy a snack and talk about the rest of the year. Future sessions will look at Jews in the arts, entertainment and sports, current events, ethics, Jewish literature, life cycle events, foods, community service and other topics.
The program will be a great introduction to contemporary Jewish culture for those children who have not had a formal Jewish education and a unique supplement for those attending religious school.

If you have questions or would like to let us know that your child will be attending, please contact group leader Jeff Zolitor (jhzolitor@comcast.net), Barb Anderson (baa1234@sbcglobal.net) or Mim Evans (mevans8@earthlink.net).

FVJN is located at 121 S. Third St., in downtown Geneva.

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