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The Program everyone is talking about: The JEWISH JOURNEY PROJECT (JJP)

Registration is Opening Soon for the 2024-25 Year!

Our registration fill quickly.  Once registration opens for the 2024-25 school year, information will be posted here.  If you have questions about our program, please contact our director, Jennifer Katz Goldstein or call our school office at (201) 848-1027.

The Jewish Journey Project (JJP) is NOTHING like "religious school."

Bruchim Haba’im! Welcome! We are thrilled to introduce you to the Jewish Journey Project Barnert Temple!

Our Barnert community has always been at the forefront of Jewish innovation.  Over the years, we have seen the needs of our families shift significantly.  In response to these changes, we identified a unique opportunity to bring the cutting edge, Jewish Journey Project to Barnert. Jewish Journey Project (JJP) is a revolutionary response to the shifting needs of kids and families, making quality, engaging flexible Jewish education at Barnert more accessible.

What makes JJP so innovative and unique is that there are multiple ways to create your family’s Jewish journey. JJP participants plan and build personalized journeys, choosing courses that match their passions and curiosities as well as preferred learning style. The JJP model is based on flexibility, creativity, and experiential learning.  Participants work collaboratively with inspiring educators from diverse professional backgrounds.

JJP is a two semester per year program: (Fall & Winter/Spring)
Instruction is offered on three days a week.  Parents choose which days their children attend, giving students the option of completing all courses on a single day or spread across days. 

Courses engage students in ideas that are relevant to their lives and are taught using modalities that are exciting to them. Students learn about Judaism through cooking, wood working, photography, music, art, yoga and discussion.

We could not be more excited to begin this new Journey together. Please share JJP with any friends who may be interested in learning more about it and about joining our Barnert community.  As always, we are here to answer any questions.

Kadima!  Let’s go!

Jennifer Katz-Goldstein, Director, Jewish Journey Project (JJP)
Rabbi Rachel Steiner
Rabbi Eliza Scheffler

TAG: The Kathie F. Williams scholarship initiative

TAG provides students in grades 3-6 and their families multiple ways to connect with Judaism outside of the Temple environment, thus strengthening the home/school/synagogue relationship AND making  Jewish living more accessible.

TAG reminds us that the world stands on three things: 
Torah  - Study
Avodah - Ritual and worship
Gemilut Chasadim - Acts of human kindness
Kathie was a person who lived this principle AND she was someone who successfully and enthusiastically tagged people in to action and leadership.

TAG offers students opportunities to earn points through action. At year's end, students receive either "Honorable Menschen" certificates, or significant monetary scholarships to be used for Jewish activities (summer camp, youth trips) and trips to Israel.

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