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JCAL is thinking outside of the box by thinking inside the box! In addition to JCAL Online, we’re offering at-home programs for the entire family: the Chag (Holiday) and Mitzvah Box program! 12 boxes that include activities, background and conversation prompts around a particular holiday or mitzvah. The Chag Box program will connect to the K-2 JCAL Online/Shalom Learning curriculum, and the Mitzvah Box program will connect to the 3rd - 7th Grades' JCAL Online/Shalom Learning Curriculum.

Chag Box Program: Explore the practices and meaning of the Jewish holidays as a family! All Kindergarten through 2nd grade families will receive 12 Chag Boxes a year. “Chag” is Hebrew for “holiday” (the ‘ch’ is pronounced like ‘Chanukah’ or ‘challah’), and the box will contain activities focused on the upcoming Jewish holiday or a mitzvah (good deed/commandment) related to the season. Contents will include hands-on activities to do as a family, background about the holiday for parents and older siblings, and questions to guide a family conversation. Families will then be invited for a hybrid online/in-person celebration.

Mitzvah Box Program: As a family, explore key mitzvot (commandments/good deeds) that apply to how we live with each other (including with our families) and take care of the world. Content will include background on the mitzvah, hands-on activities, a "mitzvah challenge," and questions to guide a family conversation. Some of the Mitzvah Boxes will be the same as those in the Chag Box program; families who are subscribed to both programs will receive one box with enough materials for the entire family in those instances. The mitzvot in the program will connect to the Shalom Learning curriculum (3rd - 7th grades) and the community service/tikkun olam projects (7th grade).

Anyone may subscribe to the Chag and Mitzvah Box Programs for $60/program*. Students already enrolled in JCAL will automatically receive the box program associated with that grade-level curriculum, with enough supplies for the entire family.

*Enrollment in a Box Program is one of the many perks of being part of the TBY family. We are committed to working with you to make membership possible. To become a member, please e-mail Joy Orbase at jorbase@tby.org or call TBY at (949) 644-1999.

A big thank you to our generous underwriter for making this possible!

For questions e-mail Melissa Seidner, JCAL Admin, at mseidner@tby.org.

Chag Box Program (targeted for grades TK - 2nd)

Previous Chag Boxes

Upcoming Chag Boxes  - anticipated pick-up dates

  • Passover - March 17 & 18

  • Israeli Holidays - April 14 & 15

  • Shavuot - TBD, May

Mitzvah Box Program (targeted for grades 3rd - 7th)

Previous Mitzvah Boxes (click on hyperlinked topics to dive deeper)

Upcoming Mitzvah Boxes  - anticipated pick-up dates

  • Welcoming Refugees & Passover - March 17 & 18

  • Shalom Bayit (Peace in the Home) - April 14 & 15

  • Piku'ach Nefesh (Saving Life) - May, TBD

Interested in joining the program? Fill out the form below.

Don't see a form? Log in at the top right hand corner. Contact Joy Orbase to recover you log-in information or become a member!

Enrollment in a Box Program is one of the many perks of being part of the TBY family. We are committed to working with you to make membership possible. To become a member, please e-mail Joy Orbase at jorbase@tby.org or call TBY at (949) 644-1999.

Fri, April 16 2021 4 Iyar 5781