Posted: August 14, 2017
KACHOL LAVAN IS EXPANDING!
Our school will now have better means to strengthen our student’s Israeli-Jewish identity and connection to Israel
Founded in 2006, Kachol Lavan is a unique supplementary Hebrew school that serves a diverse community in the Greater Toronto Area. It focuses on nurturing a love for the Hebrew language and a strong connection to Israel and its culture for children starting at the young age of four.
Since its inception, the school has consistently raised awareness in our community about the value of what we teach and has become one of the leading Israeli supplementary schools outside of Israel.
Kachol Lavan is committed to maintaining and strengthening the connection between the local Canadian community to Hebrew language, Israel, and Jewish heritage. It achieves this through the cultivation of excellent programs, fostering leadership and social cohesion within an enriching, experimental framework.
From 70 students in the first year, Kachol Lavan now annually attracts around 250 students each school year. For some classes, there’s been a waiting list due to space limitations.
From the outset, the school’s vision has always been to provide a valuable resource to the Israeli and Jewish community through its innovative, engaging program that focuses on the educational and cultural needs of families and students with an experiential, dynamic Israeli spirit.
Kachol Lavan has consistently made our constituents appreciative of what the school contributes to the community, developing a greater interest in and connection to Israel. “This incredible school has filled a significant void in our community by enhancing the teaching of Hebrew, creating a rich connection to Israel, and building a new community” says Merav Munz who has two children at Kachol Lavan. “We are fortunate to be able to give our children the ‘home-away- from-home’ feeling at Kachol Lavan.”
One of our highlights of fulfilling our dream and vision for Kachol Lavan was the integration of the school into the Schwartz/Reisman Centre and the Prosserman JCC.
The success of Kachol Lavan is a major priority for the Schwartz/ Reisman Centre and the Prosserman JCC and significant resources have been allocated for its continued growth.
Over the past four years, the JCC has been proud to be the home of Kachol Lavan.
In order to continue to provide an effective, comprehensive response to the needs of all students and in keeping with our aspirations for excellence, we are pleased to inform you that the school will relocate from the Schwartz/Reisman Centre to Bialik Hebrew Day School, located just across the street, starting September 17, the first day of school.
This move offers our Kachol Lavan students:
• A more suitable educational setting
• Classes with state-of-the-art technology
• An environment that strengthens the love for Israel
• An Israeli atmosphere and spirit, that reinforces our roots and tradition, like the Schwartz Reisman Centre.
• On-site security
• Drop off and pick up area – parents will be able to enjoy a system similar to the one offered at public schools.
Kachol Lavan will continue to hold a number of events and celebrations at the Schwartz/Reisman Centre, as well as classes on Thursday evenings.
For the convenience of families who live in the central/southern part of Toronto, Kachol Lavan will also continue to operate at the Prosserman JCC for which registration is now in progress.
We look forward to a meaningful year of studies in both locations and are excited for the move to our new location.
*Spaces still remain for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Click here to sign-up today!Read more »
If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact us at 905-303-5025 or email [email protected]