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August 19, 2009

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A Hebrew school your child will love Imagine a Hebrew School where children don’t want to miss a day. Where they enter with a smile and leave humming a Hebrew song. A school where the halls are filled with the sounds of lively discussion, singing, laughter and prayer. Imagine a place where children feel the warmth and spirit of Judaism. Imagine a Hebrew School that is also incredibly affordable. Welcome to Chabad Hebrew School, a place that instills Jewish pride and creates spiritual connections that last a lifetime, and also doesn’t break the bank. The friendly and inclusive policy means every Jewish child is welcome, regardless of affiliation, religious observance, prior knowledge or ability to pay. Chabad Hebrew School requires no membership fees or dues, only an affordable tuition for the year. With early bird discounts, additional child discounts, and refer a friend discounts, this price comes down even more. And this year the school has introduced a new half-price policy for students ages 3-5. “This is our second year here at Chabad Hebrew School, and it is the second year I have gone without my child saying, ‘Do we have to go, it’s boring, just one time can I skip,’� said

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Teacher Miriam Karp bakes Matzah with her class. Cindy Reichman, CHS mom. “Once being a kid myself, I wish I had a Hebrew school program like this. No matter if you were raised Reform, Conservative, or Orthodox, we are all one family here at Chabad.� Chabad Hebrew School strives to keep the curriculum fresh, fun and diverse by covering a wide range of Jewish traditions, heritage, history and culture. The dynamic program educates, stimulates and excites children while offering practical relevance. Chabad Hebrew School instructors bring the

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Gabriela Segal bakes her own Chalah at Chabad Hebrew School. Jewish traditions to life and

share their own love and

passion for Jewish life, so that students don’t just love to learn about Judaism – they learn to love Judaism. Hebrew Reading has become popular part of the day at CHS. The Hebrew reading curriculum is based on the internationally acclaimed Aleph Champ Reading Program, a motivational system that been proven to be the most effective method of teaching Hebrew reading and writing to children. Said one CHS parent, “The Aleph Champ program is fabulous! Its ability to let my daughter learn at her own pace – however fast or slow that may be in a given week – is exactly the type of learning environment she

needs. Her experience at CHS has been invaluable, and she will carry those benefits with her for the rest of her life.� “Our goal extends beyond the basic skills and knowledge students need in preparation for their Bar or Bat Mitzvahs,� said Rabbi Berel Cohen, principal, “We create a solid foundation of love for Jewish living and learning that will serve our students for the rest of their lives. And not only is it affordable, it’s one of the safest investments you can make in today’s economy.� To register your child or for more information, contact Rabbi Berel Cohen at 793-5200 or RabbiCohen@ChabadBA.com.

Catch a preview of fall programs at the J The “After School at the J� program for grades K to six is also now available to the public. Students can be picked up from an array of local schools and transported to the J where they will have the opportunity to utilize many of the popular JCC facilities: splash in the JCC indoor waterpark; play in the gym, gameroom, and outdoor play area; and enjoy a variety of arts and crafts activities. Homework supervision and healthy snacks are also provided. Children can participate in this program from one to five afternoons a week, and fees are paid at the beginning of each month. For families who register by Sept. 1, an online “After School at the J� savings

coupon is available at www.JointheJ.org when parents register their children for four or five days a week. Any student enrolled in “After School at the J� who also wants to attend one of the many after school classes at the J may enroll at discounted rates. “As a working mom, I receive an enormous benefit from having my daughter in the after school program at the J,� said Lisbeth Sperberg. “The JCC takes care of my daughter from the moment they pick her up from school to the moment I come to get her in the evening. This program gives her the opportunity to play, do homework, and get exercise.� Though most JCC pro-

grams will be open to the public, J Members receive substantial perks like reduced pricing, priority registration, and access to free programs and events like the new free Sunday Fun Day with Club J (for grades K - 6) and new free Family Gym days. Advance registration with payment is required for all programs at the Manuel D. & Rhoda Mayerson JCC on The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati Campus. Interested participants may register in person at the JCC, by mail (using the downloadable registration form on www.JointheJ.org), or by calling the JCC at 761-7500 and registering with a credit card.

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The entire community will have the opportunity to meet the locally and nationally recognized fall 2009 program leaders at the free JCC “Catch a Previewâ€? event at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, at the Mayerson JCC (8485 Ridge Road, next to Ronald Reagan Highway). Starting Sept. 8, almost all JCC programs will be open to the public. Many recognized leaders in programming, along with the Mayerson JCC staff and other professional instructors, will provide the whole community with a broad array of educational and fun programs for all ages. For more information, call the J at 761-7500 or visit www.JointheJ.org. Attendees at the Aug. 23 “Catch a Previewâ€? event will meet representatives from Playhouse in the Park, Young Rembrandts, Gymboree, The Amazing Portable Circus, Cincinnati Children’s Theatre, Soccer Shots, Ahn Taekwondo Institute, Mad Science, Kaplan Test Prep, Quickstart Tennis and Jewish Hospital. Parents will be able to ask questions, plan family schedules, and enter a raffle to win a free kid’s birthday party. There will also be a free ACT practice test for teens starting at 1 p.m., provided by Kaplan Test Prep. The JCC fall 2009 program lineup has two sessions, Fall I: Sept. 8-Oct. 26, and Fall II: Oct. 27-Dec. 14. The complete fall program guide is available on www.JointheJ.org. Open registration began Monday, Aug. 17. Anyone who registers for both sessions of the same program before Sept. 8 will receive a free JCC travel mug, as well as a year-long discount off each large coffee/tea refill at the J CafĂŠ.

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