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Yavneh is meeting outdoors at Kingsman Academy.  Please dress for the weather and bring a water bottle.

Welcome to Yavneh!  We believe Jewish learning should be full of joy. 

  • We plan meaningful engaging experiences for all our learners ages 3-13. 

  • Our program meets from 9:30-12:30 on Sundays at the Kingsman Academy building on 1375 E St NE. 

  • Our core program for Preschool-3rd grade meets from 9:30-11:30 and students are encouraged to stay for Bonus Yavneh from 11:30-12:30 which is a fun thematic learning experience where teachers get to share their Jewish passions. 

  • Our program for 4th-6th graders meets from 9:30-12:30 each Sunday.  7th graders meet with Rabbi Hannah from 10:30-12:30 about two Sundays a month.

Yavneh COVID Protocols

In holding with the Jewish value of pikuah nefesh, saving a life, our primary objective this year is to keep our students and staff safe.  We also believe that in-person programming is important for the quality of learning, for the social engagement of our students, and for spiritual flourishing.  

Yavneh has adopted the following protocols for the school year to ensure that our community is as safe as possible when we convene.  Because we will follow guidance issued by the CDC, OSSE, and other appropriate authorities, and because that guidance is likely to evolve over time, these protocols are subject to change.

  • All of our teachers and staff are already vaccinated.  We strongly urge everyone in the Yavneh community to get vaccinated as the vaccine becomes available to them.  Vaccination is the best available method to prevent serious illness or death from COVID-19.

  • Everyone must be masked while at Yavneh, regardless of vaccination status.  This policy helps protect those who are too young to be vaccinated and serves to model appropriate masking behavior for our students.  Masks can only be removed when actively eating or drinking.  

  • We will serve snack outside to minimize risk when masks are off.  In the event of inclement weather, we will increase our distancing when eating indoors.

  • It is important to layer COVID prevention strategies.  As such, we will increase our attention to hand washing and physical distancing.  

  • We ask that everyone stay home when they are feeling unwell to prevent the spread of disease.  The symptoms of COVID present as similar to cold symptoms.  When in doubt, please stay home. 

  • If your child has been directed to quarantine due to close contact with someone who is positive for COVID, they may not return to Yavneh until they have a negative test and their quarantine period has passed.  Again, when in doubt, please stay home.

  • We are currently holding Yavneh classes outdoors on Kingsman Academy's grounds.  While we are outdoors, the weekly testing requirement is suspended.  Students will only be allowed in the building to use the bathroom.  

We are eager to help our community navigate any concerns they may have about these protocols.  If you have any questions at all, please reach out to Melissa Werbow, Education Director, at  


If you have questions about Yavneh, please email Melissa Werbow at, call her at 412-401-1960 or use this link to book a meeting.

If you have questions about enrollment, payment, or financial assistance, please email Hill Havurah Executive Director Alan Shusterman at

Sat, October 23 2021 17 Cheshvan 5782