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Preschool through 6th-Grade

JEMS (Judaic Education Modules) for Preschool through 6th Grade meets in-person at students’ homes or at Valley Outreach Synagogue on one weekday afternoon per week. Additionally, grades K - 6 will meet at VOS one Wednesday per month for communal t'fillah (prayer), experiential education, parent conversations and family learning. 

All classes are organized by grade level and location.

2023-24 JEM Class Schedule: 


Little JEMS: Fridays 4:30-5:30pm, Located at a Home in Agoura Hills


Kindergarten and 1st Grade: Wednesdays 3:15-4:15pm, Located at a Home in Agoura Hills


2nd and 3rd Grade: Wednesdays 4:30-6pm, Located at a Home in Agoura Hills


4th Grade: Wednesdays 4:15-6:15pm, Located at VOS


5th Grade: Wednesdays 4:15-6:15pm, Located at VOS


6th Grade: Wednesdays 4:15-6:15, Located at VOS

Classes are structured as follows:

Judaic Learning

  • Teacher-facilitated, student-centered approach

  • Experiential learning opportunities

  • Family learning opportunities

  • Community gatherings including Shabbat and holiday celebrations, and community service events


  • Children ages 3 and 4 meet in a private home on Friday afternoons to experinece the joys of Jewish holidays, values, Torah stories and Hebrew through music, stories, crafts and games.

Hebrew Learning K – 3rd Grade

  • Jewish Life Vocabulary – A collection of Hebrew words or phrases that increases one’s connections to Jewish people, traditions, culture and life

  • Hebrew Through Movement – Students run, jump, spin and point their way to learning basic vocabulary used in rituals, blessings, and prayers

  • Introduction to the Hebrew Aleph-Bet, prayers and songs

Hebrew Learning 4th – 6th Grade

  • Mastery of Hebrew reading

  • Jewish Life Vocabulary

  • Hebrew songs and prayers

  • B'Nai Mitzvah Prep

”When I pick up my twins, they can't wait to share what they have learned. JEWELS is a blessing for our family.”


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