SAJ – Judaism that Stands for All offers deep learning and joyous Jewish community for kids of all ages and their caregivers. We believe that Jewish learning should help children be confident in their identities, provide opportunities for connection to their families and to each other, and inspire them to be their best selves.
We offer educational and community building programs for children ages 2 months to 18 years of age through tot programs (Pela), Family Services, weekly Hebrew School, B* Mitzvah Experience, Teen & Tweek Professional Track, Mitzvah Makers Teen Program, Youth groups, and Holiday Celebrations.
Our families come in all forms, including queer and single parent families, multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and interfaith families, multi-ethnic, interfaith; families with strong Jewish educational backgrounds as well as those with minimal background in Jewish learning.
(K-8th Grade Hebrew School)
Makom, SAJ’s version of a Hebrew school, is a “place” to explore Judaism and Jewish values, to consider who we are and how we can make a difference in the world.
(4th-7th Grade Families)
Makom Shabbaton is a monthly program for that brings students and parents together for family learning groups (mishpocha groups) and elective-based, playful Jewish exploration.
Pela at SAJ
Pela, the Hebrew word for “wonder,” brings children 0-4 years old together with their parents and caregivers, to build friendships and connection through storytime, singing, dancing, and play.
At Public Pela, Debra leads a music movement and story-time program, bringing joy and social-justice awareness and “wonder” to children 0-4 years old and their caregivers.
B* Mitzvah Experience
The B* Experience Program (BME) at SAJ invites 6th and 7th grade students to explore how they enter young adulthood both in the larger world and especially within the Jewish community.
SAJ’s Parenting Conversations and Classes offer resources for the parenting journey.
Teen Tzedek (Justice) Program
High School Aged Teens meet monthly with Rabbi Lauren and participate in an annual social action/justice themed trip.
Teen Assistant Program
With the Teen Assistant Program we train the next generation of Jewish leaders and educators.
BBYO at SAJ
SAJ has an official teen-led BBYO Chapter. Open to any 8th-12th Grade student, SAJ member or non-member.
Join together with the SAJ community for holiday social and educational programs.
Achshav: Jewish Justice Alternative Winter Break
A 5-day virtual program for teens to learn about organizing and social justice.