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Welcome to Kitah Hay (Grade 5): Meet your teacher, see your schedules, and learn about your curriculum! 

Lila Klaus

Lila Klaus (she/her/hers) is excited to be joining the Dorshei Tzedek team this year! Originally from the DC area, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in dance from Bard College, where she studied the intersections of Jewish thought and artistic practice. After moving to the Boston area, she has served previously as the Youth Coordinator at Temple Emanuel in Andover, as well as an educator at Temple Beth Shalom in Needham, where she will also be teaching this year. In addition to her educational work, she has performed and choreographed dance work in the Boston area and beyond, and also works at the URJ 6 Points Creative Arts Academy as the Dance Arts Mentor every summer. She is looking forward to being the Kitah Hey lead teacher!

With co-teacher Liz Krushnic! Liz (she/her/hers) is delighted to spend another year hanging out with the incredible students of Kita Hay. Prior to her time at CDT, Liz worked for three years as the Youth & Community Organizer at Boston Workers Circle Center for Jewish Culture and Social Justice, where she ran the Teens Acting for Social Change program. In addition to working at CDT, Liz is studying in the Clinical Herbalist Program at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism. In her spare time, she loves baking birthday cakes, and keeping tabs on her various plant friends in Jamaica Plain. A Newton native, Liz is delighted to be working in the community where she grew up.

Curriculum Overview

Shmot: The Exodus story: Continuing to build on their Torah reading skills of havruta learning, Torah and midrash reading, this class studies the second book of the Torah, focusing on the Israelites’ experience of slavery in Egypt and the process of their redemption. The students connect their study to modern day slavery, engaging in tikkun olam projects around current labor issues such as organizing a fair trade chocolate sale and learning about the Immokalee workers’ fight for fair wages.

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Kitah Hey Siyyum

Kitah Hey co-led Shabbat Morning Service with Rabbi Toba. Watch the recording HERE.

Mon, September 27 2021 21 Tishrei 5782