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Our Philosophy

Yavneh on the Hill is Hill Havurah’s Jewish education program for students in PreK-3 through 7th grade, with post-B'nai Mitzvah opportunities for teens to work as madrichim (teacher’s assistants).  We welcome children to our engaging and supportive hands-on learning environment taught by caring teachers who are enthusiastic about sharing their Jewish passions and knowledge. We seek to foster a warm, inclusive, and stimulating environment for students and their families to develop their personal Jewish identities.

Students develop Hebrew prayer skills to actively participate in Shabbat and holiday services. Each student will develop knowledge and comfort to lead his/her Bar/Bat Mitzvah service.

Yavneh’s educational goals are to provide students with opportunities to develop a personal appreciation for Jewish culture, traditions, values, and texts. Students:

  • Celebrate Jewish holidays through study and creative projects that are integrated in our whole-school spiral curriculum. Students in each grade build and deepen their knowledge gained from prior years;
  • Participate in Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) projects with the Hill Havurah community. These opportunities will supplement their study of Jewish tradition's values to help improve the world. The projects will guide them to deepen their commitment to social justice for all people in need of our support;​
  • Develop respect and commitment to care for Jewish people in the USA, Israel, and throughout the world. Learn about the variety of ways to express Jewish identity and gain an understanding of people of other faiths.
  • Develop Hebrew reading skills to be full participants in Shabbat and holiday prayer
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