Spend your Sundays with the Or Adam Light Rays! Or Adam Sunlight School provides what Humanistic Jewish children need–an understanding of their own cultural history and identity outside the context of a traditional religious framework.
Sunlight School accepts students from preschool through high school age. At Sunlight School, they learn how to question, search for truth, and develop values geared toward the preservation and enhancement of human dignity. Best of all, we provide children with the opportunity to interact with other children who are part of their Jewish family, sharing in holiday celebrations, learning, and fun.
Students are grouped by age/grade into 4-5 small classes with an emphasis on individual attention. They meet separately, but from time to time, will join together for shared music and learning experiences.
Class topics include Holidays, Humanistic Values, Yiddish Literature, Israel, Jewish History and Culture, Current Events and lots more. Plus, our teen class (Club Or Adam) participates in a variety of social events and community service projects throughout the year. The students celebrate Jewish holidays, and lead some services along with their teachers and fellow congregants.
All classes begin at 9:30 a.m. with everyone learning and sharing songs. The school day ends at noon. Classes are held at the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver Street, Phoenix 85004, Administration Bldg. There are 10 Sunday sessions each year. PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR ON THE HOMEPAGE FOR CLASS DATES, TIMES, AND CELEBRATIONS. ALSO CHECK THE UPCOMING EVENTS LIST TO BE SURE OF UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION.
For members, the tuition for Sunlight School is $150 for the first child and $125 for each additional child in a family. Tuition for children of non-members is $300 per child. Tuition is free for Sunlight School teachers.