Uniting Jewish Girls Through Virtual Educational & Social Experiences
The global pandemic should not be the reason for loneliness and isolation. During these trying times, it is more vital than ever before to provide human interaction and educational experiences connecting women and girls with live mentors, educators, performers and friends!
At JGU we want every girl and woman to know: You are seen. You are heard. You are never alone! The world is waiting for your light to SHINE.
JGU is a safe and happy space where every girl can GROW, SHINE & IS FAMILY!
AT JGU Girls of all ages…
- build self-confidence and express their Jewish self through the creative arts.
- learn from the best mentors and educators from around the world?
- feel loved and accepted by peers and mentors and form lasting friendships.
- blossom into confident leaders impacting the world with their strengths and talents.WELCOME to the JGU FAMILY!
Creative Online Clubs
FOR GIRLS IN GRADES 2-8
Sundays, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM EST
Your daughter will have the opportunity to explore her talents with professional instructors, to socialize with Jewish friends from around the world, and to explore relevant Jewish themes through a variety of creative online workshops. The theme this year will cover our Holiday Heroines who brought salvation to our people and shaped history. The program includes Holiday Heroines theme activities, games, songs, drama, and discussions; art and creativity, culinary arts with counselors and instructors from around the world.
Sample Schedule: Girls will be divided into age groups. Times are Tentative
11:00 AM: Bat Mitzvah & Beyond for girls in grades 5-8
11:40 AM: Drama/Debate/Creative Writing/Kahoot: in groups
12:20 PM: Fine Art with Chana Laber/Cooking
1:10 PM: FIT: Friends Inside Together led by girls for girls
Book Club – once a month
Bat Mitzvah & Beyond Club
FOR GIRLS IN GRADES 5-8
(INCLUDED IN CREATIVE ONLINE CLUBS)
Sundays: 11:00-11:40 AM EST
Girls embarking on their journey through Bat Mitzvah and Beyond will learn with master Bat Mitzvah Coach Nechama Laber and discover their unique gifts through discussion, games, arts and crafts, and friendship. While exploring the lives of wonder women in the Torah from our New Seven Voices of Leadership Self Discovery Journal, they will learn about their vital role as modern Jewish women and gain the tools to blossom into confident leaders.
Members will also be encouraged to share ideas and network for a personal Bat Mitzvah project.
Private lessons and speech prep is also available.
Art Workshops with Chana Laber
FOR GIRLS IN GRADES 3-8
(INCLUDED IN CREATIVE ONLINE CLUBS)
Sundays from 12:20-1:10 pm est
Join our amazing weekly art classes and discover new techniques in art. Let your soul shine with Chana Laber @laberoflove on instagram.
Sign up for the full Creative Online Clubs for a full array of creative Sunday programs from 11-1:00 pm est with inspiration and creativity that builds confidence and Jewish pride.
JGU Wonder Woman Wednesdays
FOR GIRLS & WOMEN OF ALL AGES
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:15 PM EST
Celebrate the power and creativity of Jewish women from around the world. Celebrate talented women and girls. Mothers, grandmothers, and daughters are encouraged to join together. Share connection and inspiration. Discover how you can light up the world.
Monthly Rosh Chodesh Celebration
Monthly Paint Night with Chana Laber
Monthly Circles: Intergenerational & Interactive Event
Monthly Talent Show, Concert, Guest presentations by Wonder Women
Connect & Cook
FOR GIRLS OF ALL AGES
Thursday Evenings: 7:00 PM EST
Enjoy an evening of Shabbos prep with friends and connect through cooking with talented women chefs while singing top Jewish songs.
Girls are welcome to share their favorite songs and recipes. We often start off by kneading Challah dough with prayers for ourselves and the world.
Art & Soul for High Schoolers
FOR GIRLS IN GRADES 9-12
Saturday or Sunday Evenings
Join JGU for a cozy evening of connection, inspiration with creative expression, games, and discussion. Bring your paints, brushes, and canvas or art paper for a guided art session with a Torah lesson with Chana Laber and JGU counselors.
Judaic Homeschool Classes
Engaging Judaic Creative Classes for homeschoolers
for grades 2-5, Middle School & High School
Sun – Thurs. for 2 or 3 hours
3 classes per day
We believe in creating a setting for girls to uncover their talents and use them to connect with Hashem. Stimulating, text-based learning, combined with art, creative writing, music, dance, science, history, and passion projects instill practical life and leadership skills and enable our students to acquire a love for learning and to internalize core Jewish values.
Daily Classes Include:
Monday: Chagim in-depth, Chagim Art, Thematic Torah based Dance
Tuesday: Healthy and Kosher Cooking, Tefila Tuesday Lesson, Tefilah Art
Wednesday: Jewish History, The Mikdash Within, Creative Cafe
Thursday: Parshah Lesson, Parshah based Creative expression, Passion Parshah Projects
Sunday: Bat Mitzvah Club, Holiday Heroines Theme, Creative Online Clubs: Cooking, Art, Drama, Dance and Connect and Create.
Our project-based learning introduces students to essential themes in the Torah and equips them to explore those themes as they span Tanach, Chassidus, and Jewish History, and apply them to their personal lives. With a mentor’s guidance and a wealth of informational resources, each student will research one aspect of the theme in focus, and creatively use their talents to present the lessons through a video, dance, song, writing, art, or drama.
Passion Project: Girls will brainstorm and be guided with tools to create their own passion project that solves a problem and impact other people’s lives in a positive way. Girls will discover their passions and how to turn it into action to make the world a better place.
Torah Theme 5781: The JGU Torah theme for 5781 will be: “Building a Mikdash Within.” Girls will be involved in creating content for the JGU blog and researching, writing, and editing the next JGU book.
My daughter is so busy baking, painting, creative writing and taking yoga and dance classes with professional instructors! It’s nice to see her so busy and social after four months at home!
JGU nurtures my daughter’s mind, heart and soul and brings out her artistic expression. She enjoyed the friendships and the warmth of the staff.
Our students have grown and benefited tremendously from their involvement in JGU, giving them an opportunity to develop their creative skills, confidence and connection to Yiddishkeit. We have seen how the positive energy they acquired through JGU camp and year round programs impacted their studies and peer relationships.
Meet Our Amazing Staff!
We are so fortunate to have an incredible team of creative, inspiring women as instructors.
Check out the JGU blog for writing for girls, by girls!
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