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Zoom Camp

What is Senesh Zoom Camp?

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For Senesh Students—Led by Senesh Faculty

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If you have questions about Zoom Camp, please contact the office at office@hannahsenesh.org

Senesh Zoom Camp offers an opportunity for students to stay connected to their peers and teachers while also learning and engaging in meaningful activities. Classes include, book clubs, math games, Hebrew conversation, art, theater, fitness, and more.

Classes are geared toward specific age groups. All incoming kindergarten and kindergarten classes are for the child and a caregiver together.

When

Week 1: June 15-18
Week 2: June 22-25

Timing

There are classes offered for each age group during the below times, Monday-Thursday. Each class meets for four one-hour sessions; unless otherwise noted. If you sign up for a class, your child will attend that same class at the same time every day Monday through Thursday for one week. For example: if you sign up for Art from 9am-10am during Session 1, it will meet Monday through Thursday from 9am-10am for that one week. Most classes are offered both weeks, but some are only offered during one session and are marked as such.

Class Times

9-10AM
10:15-11:15AM
11:30AM -12:30PM
1:30-2:30PM
2:45-3:45PM

*****Please note incoming kindergarten, kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade classes are 45 minutes long******

 

Registration Fee

$100 per weekly class: 3rd-8th Grades
$80 per weekly class: Incoming Kindergarten / Kindergarten -2nd Grade
Please Note: This program is heavily discounted and no other discounts are available.

How to Register

Click here for registration directions.

Click here to register at our school store.

Week 1: June 15-18
Week 2: June 22-25

As we near the start of camp, ZOOM login information will be shared with participants.

  • Registration for each class is limited to 12 participants.
  • Please use your child’s CURRENT grade when registering.
  • The camp is built as a two-week class with new activities—we expect many students will join for the full two weeks, but are offering it in week-long sessions for flexibility.

Schedule and Class Descriptions

WEEK 1: June 15-18

WEEK 2: June 22-25

WEEK 1: June 15-18

9:00-10:00AM (Monday-Thursday)
Please note: Incoming Kindergarten, Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade Classes meet from 9-9:45AM

Incoming Kindergarten and Kindergarten
Science Club with Julie Spiegel, First Grade General Studies Teacher
*THIS CLASS IS FOR A CHILD AND CAREGIVER AND MEETS 9-9:45AM
This course will focus on developing young children’s natural capacity to think and learn as the curious scientists they are. We will investigate the world through hands-on exploration and discovery using everyday objects, recycled materials, and kitchen staples. Children will share their wildest predictions, observations, questions and ideas. Read alouds will be incorporated to expand literacy development.

First and Second Grade
Creative Writing with Jessica Dalfen, Second Grade General Studies Teacher
THIS CLASS MEETS 9-9:45AM
Grab those pencils, open your imagination, and get ready to flex those writing muscles with Jessica’s creative writing class. Just because we are inside doesn’t mean our imaginations can’t run free! Join Jessica for learning about the elements of a great story through author studies, collaboration, and – of course – creativity. Students will write their own stories with teacher guidance as they learn to craft meaningful and powerful tales.

Third and Fourth Grade
Stitching with Iviva Olenick, Lower School Art Teacher
Students will have the option to make their own cardboard loom and design a weaving project, and/or to learn basic sewing and embroidery. Students might also choose to make a soft sculpture or “stuffy.” Daily instruction will include teaching basic skills and guiding individual projects.

Third and Fourth Grade
Spanish Club with Ariana Mizrahi, Third and Fourth Grade Judaic Studies Teacher
We will learn basic Spanish skills, greetings, introductions, how to order food in a restaurant, plus other useful vocabulary and grammatical structures related to travel. Students will visit multiple Spanish speaking countries virtually and we will learn about the local customs, geography, and more! Participants will also engage in dramatic play and – of course – learn Spanish!

Middle School
Maccabiah Fitness with Naomi Forman, Sixth Grade Humanities Teacher
Want to participate in a maccabiah (color-war) competition, cheer on your teammates, and bring glory to your team? Want to stay fit and active while cooped up at home? Then join Maccabiah Fitness! This elective will combine some of your favorite aspects of camp: fitness, sports, ruach (spirit), and friendly competition. We’ll divide into teams and complete tasks involving running, jumping, kickboxing, and other creative exercises, all while earning points for our teams. You might participate in more creative active challenges as well, like balancing an egg on a spoon, filling up a bucket of water with a soaked sponge, and more. Come join Maccabiah Fitness for an active, competitive, and spirit-filled good time!

10:15am-11:15am (Monday-Thursday)
Please note: Incoming Kindergarten, Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade Classes meet from 10:15-11:00AM

Incoming Kindergarten and Kindergarten
Story Time Arts & Crafts with Rebecca Heus, Lower School Learning Specialist
THIS CLASS IS FOR A CHILD AND CAREGIVER AND MEETS 10:15-11AM
Story Time Arts & Crafts: Each day we’ll enjoy a new story together. Children will deepen their comprehension skills through group discussions. Then they will have the opportunity to engage with the story further with a hands on arts & crafts project.
Supplies needed: Crayons, markers, paper, scissors, and tape.

First and Second Grade
Book Club with Jessica Dalfen, Second Grade General Studies Teacher
THIS CLASS MEETS 10-11:15AM
In the book club, students will practice literacy skills through discussion, art, writing, and games. The goal of book club is to foster a love of reading no matter the student’s reading level. Jessica will read classical tales and the students will have the chance to dissect the plot of a book, practice having meaningful discussions to get to the deeper message of the text, and learn more about why authors choose to write books. Through hands-on learning and captivating stories, students will come together to enjoy good books and good company.

Third and Fourth Grade
Theater Games with Hilary Davis, Third Grade General Studies Teacher
In Theater Games, we will have a blast exploring different areas of theater. Throughout the week, we will discover some theater games, delve into script readings, even learn to make music without any instruments! This is a time to express yourself and have fun. 

Middle School
Podcasting with Naomi Forman, Sixth Grade Humanities Teacher
In this elective, you’ll get the chance to construct and record stories that interest you. What is happening in the world around you? Or what is happening in your own home that may interest others? Find an engaging angle and tell your story. We’ll use digital tools to record our podcasts, adding interviews, special effects, music, and more along the way. At the end, you’ll have a suspenseful, moving, informative, or thrilling tale to share with friends and family.

11:30AM-12:30PM (Monday-Thursday)
Please note: Incoming Kindergarten, Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade Classes meet from 11:30AM-12:15PM

Incoming Kindergarten and Kindergarten
Get Active and Play with Anne Lilly, Phys Ed and Theater Teacher
THIS CLASS IS FOR A CHILD AND CAREGIVER AND MEETS 11:30AM-12:15PM
Join Anne to play fun group games at the start of each class. We will also play partner games and exercises to get everyone’s wiggles out and heart rates up! Participation in Get Active and Play will provide each person a chance to create a joyful movement connection between family members and between families and their school community.

First and Second Grade
Get Active with Shira Becher, Second Grade Hebrew/Judaic Studies Teacher
THIS CLASS MEETS 11:30AM-12:15PM
“Get Active” is here to keep kids moving and connected! Emphasis will be placed on fitness, fun, safety, and social connection. Each session will consist of a warm up, active section, and cool down. Kids will have the chance to take on leadership roles in leading exercises and to interact with each other such as by sharing or teaching activities they like. No special equipment necessary. Hebrew will be incorporated through Israeli music, counting in Hebrew, and playing games like “Simon Says”. Join “Get Active” to stay healthy and work up an appetite before lunch!

Third and Fourth Grade
Science with Julie Spiegel, First Grade General Studies Teacher
Creative and passionate scientists wanted for super challenges as we put our individual and collective minds together to design and build engineering projects, and perform fun chemistry and density experiments. By popular demand, we can also tinker with creating slime variations, a hands down, messy time-tested favorite!

Middle School
Cooking with Sarah Fielkow, Fifth Grade Humanities Teacher
Do you want to expand your palate or take pride in creating a meal to share with your family? Or do you want to sharpen up on your kitchen techniques? Then you should join Sarah’s cooking class! We will learn delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks! And of course, everyone’s favorite—desserts! We will cook a mix of sweet and savory with many tastings along the way. At the end of class, everyone will get a cookbook with all of the recipes we’ve made. Join me for Senesh Camp’s tastiest class! A supply list will be provided in advance of the class.

Middle School
Hebrew Through Israeli Culture with Yulia Shiffrin, Fifth and Seventh Grade Hebrew Teacher
In this program, we will explore Hebrew and Israeli culture through art and media. We will hear songs, look at visual art, read stories, and watch clips from TV shows and movies. The kids will learn Hebrew in an experiential way through songwriting and skits.

1:30-2:30PM (Monday-Thursday)
Please note: Incoming Kindergarten, Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade Classes meet from 1:30-2:15PM

Incoming Kindergarten and Kindergarten
Art with Iviva Olenick, Lower School Art Teacher
THIS CLASS IS FOR A CHILD AND CAREGIVER AND MEETS 1:30-2:15PM.
As early learners are natural storytellers, this class will focus on art as storytelling. Students will explore drawing, cut and folded paper, collage, paper sculpture, and more. Emphasis will be on imagination, experimentation, playfulness, and fun.

First and Second Grade
Interactive Games with Shira Becher, Second Grade Hebrew/Judaic Studies Teacher
THIS CLASS MEETS 1:30-2:15PM.
Games help us develop social, memory, and focus skills. Plus, they’re fun! We will play interactive games with each other like Tic-Tac-Toe, Wheel of Fortune, Animal Charades, I Spy, The Cup Song Game, Freeze Dance, Pictionary, Scavenger Hunts and more! Emphasis will be placed on having fun, stretching our thinking skills, and good sportsmanship.

Third and Fourth Grade
Book Club with Hilary Davis, Third Grade General Studies Teacher
In the book club, students will practice literacy skills through discussion, art, writing, and games. The goal of book club is to foster a love of reading no matter the student’s reading level. Students will have the chance to dissect the plot of a book, practice having meaningful discussions to get to the deeper message of the text, and learn more about why authors choose to write books. Through hands-on learning and captivating stories, students will come together to enjoy some good books and good company.

Middle School
Theater with Anne Lilly, Phys Ed and Theater Teacher
Stranded: Views from Quarantine (a monologue play) by Stage Partners (This is a two week class.)
Introducing a brand-new kind of play. In response to the rapidly changing school theater environment, each student will learn or write a monologue. We will practice techniques for working in front of the camera as film actors, while also incorporating a Meisner-based approach to acting. Each actor will explore the theme of Stranded with a monologue that they may choose to write, or actors may choose the option of working on a monologue that is already a part of the play. Our two-week exploration of this play will culminate in a recorded video that can be shared as a finished performance piece. Looking forward to hearing and seeing what our actors share. All levels of experience are welcome.

2:45-3:45PM (M-Th)
Please note: Incoming Kindergarten, Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade Classes meet from 2:45-3:30PM (except the second grade option for Sports in Hebrew with Tomer)

Incoming Kindergarten and Kindergarten
Interactive Games with Rebecca Heus, Lower School Learning Specialist
THIS CLASS IS FOR A CHILD AND CAREGIVER AND MEETS 2:45-3:30PM.
Games help us all develop social, memory, focus, and strategy skills! In interactive games, we will play a variety of games that get kids moving and thinking. Games will include charades, bingo, follow the leader, and more!

First and Second Grade
Travel the World with Julie Spiegel, First Grade General Studies Teacher
THIS CLASS MEETS 2:45-3:30PM.
Just because we are in our homes, it doesn’t mean we can’t travel together. Join me as we fly around the globe to visit incredible cities in different countries near and far. We’ll meet different people, experience local music, dance, and food, and learn words in new languages. No passport required, just a sense of adventure and curiosity!

Second, Third, and Fourth Grade
Sports in Hebrew with Tomer Yanay, Third and Fourth Grade Hebrew Teacher
Each class will include aerobic elements focusing on a specific sport. The goal is to have the students be physically active for 40-45 minutes, all instructed in Hebrew. Each class will end with 10-15 minutes of mindful meditation to help them refocus for the rest of the day. For instance, Soccer כדורגל Class will start with a one-minute soccer video with an Israeli announcer, then the class will focus on soccer skills such as foot work, agility, etc. At the end of the class, students will stretch, relax, and meditate with my guidance to have strong energy and peace for the day.

Middle School
Mindful Art with Laura Marder, Fifth and Sixth Grade Judaic Studies Teacher
We will use the environment around us as art and mindfulness techniques to check in with our relationship to the world around us and the way it affects us and will express this relationship in our art. We will create projects such as mandalas, reflection photography, snow/vision globes and various painting and drawing projects. No artistic talents are needed, only curious, open minds!

Middle School
Create a Zoom Play in Hebrew with Andreea Adereth, Sixth and Eighth Grade Hebrew Teacher
Love singing or acting? The answer is our Senesh Zoom Play! We will stage our own production in Hebrew. Students will write their own roles, make props and costumes, choose the music, and put together a fun Zoom play that will be shared at the end of camp.

WEEK 2: June 22-25

9:00-10:00AM (Monday-Thursday)
Please note: Incoming Kindergarten, Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade Classes meet from 9-9:45AM

Incoming Kindergarten and Kindergarten
Science Club with Julie Spiegel, First Grade General Studies Teacher
*THIS CLASS IS FOR A CHILD AND CAREGIVER AND MEETS 9-9:45AM.
This course will focus on developing young children’s natural capacity to think and learn as the curious scientists they are. We will investigate the world through hands-on exploration and discovery using everyday objects, recycled materials, and kitchen staples. Children will share their wildest predictions, observations, questions and ideas. Read alouds will be incorporated to expand literacy development.

First and Second Grade
Creative Writing with Jessica Dalfen, Second Grade General Studies Teacher
THIS CLASS MEETS 9-9:45AM.
Grab those pencils, open your imagination, and get ready to flex those writing muscles with Jessica’s creative writing class. Just because we are inside doesn’t mean our imaginations can’t run free! Join Jessica for learning about the elements of a great story through author studies, collaboration, and – of course – creativity. Students will write their own stories with teacher guidance as they learn to craft meaningful and powerful tales.

Third and Fourth Grade
Paper Crafts with Iviva Olenick, Lower School Art Teacher

Students will have the opportunity to make their own books, collages, and paper sculptures while reinforcing skills in drawing and painting. Students will also have the option to develop a focused personal project over the course of the week.

Third and Fourth Grade
Spanish Club with Ariana Mizrachi, Third and Fourth Grade Judaic Studies Teacher
We will learn basic Spanish skills, greetings, introductions, how to order food in a restaurant, plus other useful vocabulary and grammatical structures related to travel. Students will visit multiple Spanish speaking countries virtually and we will learn about the local customs, geography, and more! Participants will also engage in dramatic play and – of course – learn Spanish!

Middle School
Maccabiah Fitness with Naomi Forman, Sixth Grade Humanities Teacher
Want to participate in a maccabiah (color-war) competition, cheer on your teammates, and bring glory to your team? Want to stay fit and active while cooped up at home? Then join Maccabiah Fitness! This elective will combine some of your favorite aspects of camp: fitness, sports, ruach (spirit), and friendly competition. We’ll divide into teams and complete tasks involving running, jumping, kickboxing, and other creative exercises, all while earning points for our teams. You might participate in more creative active challenges as well, like balancing an egg on a spoon, filling up a bucket of water with a soaked sponge, and more. Come join Maccabiah Fitness for an active, competitive, and spirit-filled good time!

10:15am-11:15am (Monday-Thursday)
Please note: Incoming Kindergarten, Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade Classes meet from 10:15-11:00AM

Incoming Kindergarten and Kindergarten
Interactive Games with Rebecca Heus, Lower School Learning Specialist
THIS CLASS IS FOR A CHILD AND CAREGIVER AND MEETS 10:15-11AM
Games help us all develop social, memory, focus, and strategy skills! In interactive games, we will play a variety of games that get kids moving and thinking. Games will include charades, bingo, follow the leader, and more!

First and Second Grade
Book Club with Jessica Dalfen, Second Grade General Studies Teacher
THIS CLASS MEETS 10:15-11AM.
In the book club, students will practice literacy skills through discussion, art, writing, and games. The goal of book club is to foster a love of reading no matter the student’s reading level. Jessica will read classical tales and the students will have the chance to dissect the plot of a book, practice having meaningful discussions to get to the deeper message of the text, and learn more about why authors choose to write books. Through hands-on learning and captivating stories, students will come together to enjoy good books and good company.

Third and Fourth Grade
Theater Games with Hilary Davis, Third Grade General Studies Teacher
In Theater Games, we will have a blast exploring different areas of theater. Throughout the week, we will discover some theater games, delve into script readings, even learn to make music without any instruments! This is a time to express yourself and have fun.

Middle School
Podcasting with Naomi Forman, Sixth Grade Humanities Teacher
In this elective, you’ll get the chance to construct and record stories that interest you. What is happening in the world around you? Or what is happening in your own home that may interest others? Find an engaging angle and tell your story. We’ll use digital tools to record our podcasts, adding interviews, special effects, music, and more along the way. At the end, you’ll have a suspenseful, moving, informative, or thrilling tale to share with friends and family.

11:30AM-12:30PM (Monday-Thursday)
Please note: Incoming Kindergarten, Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade Classes meet from 11:30AM-12:15PM

Incoming Kindergarten and Kindergarten
Get Active and Play with Anne Lilly, Phys Ed and Theater Teacher
THIS CLASS IS FOR A CHILD AND CAREGIVER AND MEETS 11:30AM-12:15PM.
Join Anne to play fun group games at the start of each class. We will also play partner games and exercises to get everyone’s wiggles out and heart rates up! Participation in Get Active and Play will provide each person a chance to create a joyful movement connection between family members and between families and their school community.

First and Second Grade
Get Active with Shira Becher, Second Grade Hebrew/Judaic Studies Teacher
THIS CLASS MEETS 11:30AM-12:15PM.
“Get Active” is here to keep kids moving and connected! Emphasis will be placed on fitness, fun, safety, and social connection. Each session will consist of a warm up, active section, and cool down. Kids will have the chance to take on leadership roles in leading exercises and to interact with each other such as by sharing or teaching activities they like. No special equipment necessary. Hebrew will be incorporated through Israeli music, counting in Hebrew, and playing games like “Simon Says”. Join “Get Active” to stay healthy and work up an appetite before lunch!

Third and Fourth Grade
Science with Julie Spiegel, First Grade General Studies Teacher
Creative and passionate scientists wanted for super challenges as we put our individual and collective minds together to design and build engineering projects, and perform fun chemistry and density experiments. By popular demand, we can also tinker with creating slime variations, a hands down, messy time-tested favorite!

Middle School
Cooking with Sarah Fielkow, Fifth Grade Humanities Teacher
Do you want to expand your palate or take pride in creating a meal to share with your family? Or do you want to sharpen up on your kitchen techniques? Then you should join Sarah’s cooking class! We will learn delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks! And of course, everyone’s favorite—desserts! We will cook a mix of sweet and savory with many tastings along the way. At the end of class, everyone will get a cookbook with all of the recipes we’ve made. Join me for Senesh Camp’s tastiest class! A supply list will be provided in advance of the class.

Middle School
Hebrew Through Israeli Culture with Yulia Shiffrin, Fifth and Seventh Grade Hebrew Teacher
In this program, we will explore Hebrew and Israeli culture through art and media. We will hear songs, look at visual art, read stories, and watch clips from TV shows and movies. The kids will learn Hebrew in an experiential way through songwriting and skits.

1:30-2:30PM (Monday-Thursday)
Please note: Incoming Kindergarten, Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade Classes meet from 1:30-2:15PM

Incoming Kindergarten and Kindergarten
Story Time Arts & Crafts with Rebecca Heus, Lower School Learning Specialist
THIS CLASS IS FOR A CHILD AND CAREGIVER AND MEETS 1:30-2:15PM.
Story Time Arts & Crafts: Each day we’ll enjoy a new story together. Children will deepen their comprehension skills through group discussions. Then they will have the opportunity to engage with the story further with a hands on arts & crafts project.
Supplies needed: Crayons, markers, paper, scissors, and tape.

First and Second Grade
Interactive Games with Shira Becher, Second Grade Hebrew/Judaic Studies Teacher
THIS CLASS MEETS 1:30-2:15PM.
We will play interactive games with each other like Tic-Tac-Toe, Wheel of Fortune, Animal Charades, I Spy, The Cup Song Game, Freeze Dance, Pictionary, and more! Emphasis will be placed on having fun, stretching our thinking skills, and interacting with each other.

Third and Fourth Grade
Book Club with Hilary Davis, Third Grade General Studies Teacher
In the book club, students will practice literacy skills through discussion, art, writing, and games. The goal of book club is to foster a love of reading no matter the student’s reading level. Students will have the chance to dissect the plot of a book, practice having meaningful discussions to get to the deeper message of the text, and learn more about why authors choose to write books. Through hands-on learning and captivating stories, students will come together to enjoy some good books and good company.

Middle School
Theater with Anne Lilly, Phys Ed and Theater Teacher
Stranded: Views from Quarantine (a monologue play) by Stage Partners (This is a two week class.)
Introducing a brand-new kind of play. In response to the rapidly changing school theater environment, each student will learn or write a monologue. We will practice techniques for working in front of the camera as film actors, while also incorporating a Meisner-based approach to acting. Each actor will explore the theme of Stranded with a monologue that they may choose to write, or actors may choose the option of working on a monologue that is already a part of the play. Our two-week exploration of this play will culminate in a recorded video that can be shared as a finished performance piece. Looking forward to hearing and seeing what our actors share. All levels of experience are welcome.

2:45-3:45PM (M-Th)
Please note: Incoming Kindergarten, Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade Classes meet from 2:45-3:30PM (except the second grade option for Sports in Hebrew with Tomer)

Incoming Kindergarten and Kindergarten
Art with Iviva Olenick, Lower School Art Teacher
THIS CLASS IS FOR A CHILD AND CAREGIVER AND MEETS 2:45-3:30PM.
As early learners are natural storytellers, this class will focus on art as storytelling. Students will explore drawing, cut and folded paper, collage, paper sculpture, and more. Emphasis will be on imagination, experimentation, playfulness, and fun.

First and Second Grade
Travel the World with Julie Spiegel, First Grade General Studies Teacher
THIS CLASS MEETS 2:45-3:30PM.
This is an opportunity to visit different lands through sites, food, languages, music, dance.

Second, Third, and Fourth Grade
Sports in Hebrew with Tomer Yanay, Third and Fourth Grade Hebrew Teacher
Each class will include aerobic elements focusing on a specific sport. The goal is to have the students be physically active for 40-45 minutes, all instructed in Hebrew. Each class will end with 10-15 minutes of mindful meditation to help them refocus for the rest of the day. For instance, Soccer כדורגל Class will start with a one-minute soccer video with an Israeli announcer, then the class will focus on soccer skills such as foot work, agility, etc. At the end of the class, students will stretch, relax, and meditate with my guidance to have strong energy and peace for the day.

Middle School
Mindful Art with Laura Marder, Fifth and Sixth Grade Judaic Studies Teacher
We will use the environment around us as art and mindfulness techniques to check in with our relationship to the world around us and the way it affects us and will express this relationship in our art. We will create projects such as mandalas, reflection photography, snow/vision globes and various painting and drawing projects. No artistic talents are needed, only curious, open minds!

Middle School
Create a Zoom Play in Hebrew with Andreea Adereth, Sixth and Eighth Grade Hebrew Teacher
Love singing or acting? The answer is our Senesh Zoom Play! We will stage our own production in Hebrew. Students will write their own roles, make props and costumes, choose the music, and put together a fun Zoom play that will be shared at the end of camp.

Click here for registration directions.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER