Ivrit B'Kef Hebrew After-School

Ivrit B'Kef (Hebrew Fun) ~ Time for Hebrew, Time for Fun!


Kindergarten – 2nd graders are invited to join Daniel Gill, our Community Shaliach, on a fun adventure through the Hebrew language. Daniel will lead the students in a semester full of exciting sessions exploring the letters of the Aleph Bet and developing reading and writing skills through structured lessons, arts and crafts, movement, and more! No Hebrew language experience is necessary, all levels welcome.


Day & Time: Thursdays at 3:45 pm - 5:30 pm

Location: Beth Israel Center, 1406 Mound Street, Madison, WI

Cost: Semester 1 is $234 per student & Semester 2 is $324 student or $558 per student for the entire year.
Fee includes snacks and materials. Cost includes a $20 non-refundable processing fee per semester.


Calendar for 2016-2017:

Semester 1 (12 Classes):  9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15 (End of Semester Open House)

Semester 2 (18 Classes): 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/30, 4/6, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25 (Open House and Final Performance)

* 3/23 No Class for UW Spring Break
* 4/13 No Class for MMSD Spring Break


Weekly Programming Includes:

  • Ochel - a light after-school snack to refresh everyone for learning together
  • Ma’agal - group time for talking about the day of the week, weather, Hebrew month, weekly updates from the children, songs, and group games
  • Limeedah - lessons of the day focused on the weekly theme involving fun worksheets, card games, vocabulary review, stories ,and more
  • Tachanot - stations for kids to experience learning through various media such as crafts, videos, dance, games, and music
  • Siyuum - closing activities and review


Online Registration is Currently Closed

Please read the Policies page before completing the online registration form. Also note registration is a two step process (registration and payment). You may pay either online or by check. Your registration is not complete until payment has been received.


To Pay by Check:

Make checks payable to Jewish Federation of Madison and mail to: Jewish Federation of Madison, 6434 Enterprise Lane, Madison, WI 53719. Please include a note with child's name and that payment is for Ivrit B'Kef.


For More Information: Contact Ellen Weismer, Program Director at  (608) 278-1808 or program@jewishmadison.org