Jewish Studies At CLP

Please note that the Jewish Studies Classes at CLP cannot be funded through charter school funding.

You asked and we have listened. Over the years, many of our CLP families have requested classes with a Jewish focus. We are lucky to have a CLP dad, Rabbi Natan HaLevy, who is also a Rabbi and is passionate about starting this Jewish studies program. Our Jewish studies classes will be held on Tuesdays this semester from 11:30 am -12:30 pm. The program has the potential to grow depending on interest. 

Jewish Studies at CLP 

This class will be virtual until LA County schools are off the monitoring list for 14 consecutive days. 

Tuesday: 11:30am– 12:30pm (12 weeks)

Sept. 14, 21, 28, (no class Oct. 5, 12), 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, ( no class Nov.23), 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21

Grades 3 - 8  (if you have a child who is younger or older than these ages and you are interested in this program, please email Karen@karengolden.com. We would like to grow this program based on interest. 

          This class is a continuation from last year and new students are welcome.  

This class will be taught in-person at a variety of public parks, (weather and safety permitting) that are within a three mile radius of the Westside Jewish Community Center. Social distancing and masks will be required. No exceptions! We will email  you the meeting place on the Sunday prior to the class meeting. When meeting in- person is not possible, we will meet virtually on Zoom and the Zoom link will be emailed to you. This class requires you to check your email the Sunday prior to the class for instructions. The class will have a ten student limit and when taught live, this class can accommodate students who would like a virtual class only. Please let us know in the comments section of registration. At the time of this posting this class will be virtual until LA County schools are off the monitoring list for 14 consecutive days. 

This class will also be recorded for those who wish to view it at a later time. 

TEACHER: Rabbi Natan HaLevy

SEMESTER FEE: $300


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For those of you who do not know know Rabbi HaLevy here is some information about him.

Rabbi Natan HaLevy

Natan Halevy has an extensive background in teaching and mentoring. He has taught students of all ages and has synthesized a learning system which maximizes student’s time and focuses on acquisition of increased learning skills.

A major benefit of this learning style is that students develop their ability to learn more on their own. This is crucial when it comes to furthering ones torah learning. Natan prides himself on teaching in an engaging manner, which is enjoyable and helps students retain information.

He received his Rabbinic certification and Masters degree in New York.

Here are some possible/ potential class subjects AS PER DEMAND. If there is increased interest, we will do our best to facilitate as many classes as possible.

Chumash Basics Level 1

Learning relevant passages from the Chumash/Bible starting from Genesis in Hebrew with translation in English. Students will increase their Hebrew translation skills by learning roots of Hebrew  words. This will increase their Hebrew fluency and cognitive learning abilities in general. This class will give students a comprehensive knowledge of the book of Genesis.

Chumash Level 2

For students with a greater command/knowledge of Hebrew language. The focus will be on deepening translation skills. The class will also feature classic biblical commentaries such as Rashi etc.

Navi Class Level 1 

Learning relevant passages from The Book Of Samuel in Hebrew with translation in English. Students will begin learning the skill of translating the words by learning roots of words. This will increase their Hebrew fluency and cognitive learning abilities in general. A main goal of this class will be to give students a comprehensive knowledge of the book of Samuel.

Navi/Prophets Level 2 

The second level class will be for students with a greater command/knowledge of Hebrew. The focus will be on deepening student’s translation skills. The class will also feature classic biblical commentaries such as Rashi, Metzudas David, etc.