Activities

Our Israeli Friends in Brooklyn



The scene at Keshetot one Sunday morning.

Last year I wrote a post about Israelis in Brooklyn, this amazing organization started by a local Israeli momma who wanted her kids to have a greater connection to their Israeli roots. She banded together with friends, neighbors, and community leaders to create  programming to help create that sense of community and belonging here in Brooklyn.

One of the programs they started was called Keshetot, which is “..an innovative music, story, art and movement program for infants and toddlers – the first of its kind in the New York area. It is a place to learn and explore Israeli songs, stories and culture, celebrate holidays and share our love of Israel.”

But you don’t have to be Israeli to come! Though Keshetot is conducted exclusively in Hebrew and run by Israeli teachers, there are many non-Hebrew speaking parents who bring their kids just to get immersed in Israeli culture and community. If you’ve ever spent any length of time in Israel, or just adore falafel and hummus, you probably want to check this out.

Spring registration is happening NOW and classes start March 18. It’s 8 weeks of sessions on Sunday mornings for $200, happens at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope. Don’t miss out–sign up now! (More details here and here.)

Amy Deutsch

Amy is a Jewish educator and a mom. After graduating from Brandeis University she received a master’s degree at the Jewish Theological Seminary where she was a Wexner Fellow. Over the past 10 years Amy has developed experience in teaching, family education, camp, curriculum writing, and most recently, has begun teaching “Baby & Me” classes.

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