KIvunim in Action

Tzedakah
The core Jewish value of tzedakah is taught and practiced by our children each week.
Parsha Players
Senior congregants work with Kitah Bet students each Wednesday to explore the stories and meanings of Torah passages.
Tikkun Olam
KIvunim has forged a partnership with the Refugee Development Center in Lansing. Our children and their children completed a series of projects together to build bridges between our communities.
Brainstorming
RDC and KI kids brainstormed ideas for their projects.
Project Based Learning
As part of their work in Kitah Bet, children research topics related to Torah, Israel, Jewish values, ritual, and holidays.
Tikkun Olam
Kivunim and Refugee Development Center students created collages using words that linked their worlds.
Tzedakah
Starting in 2018, KIvunim students have baked hamentashen to sell for mishloach manot. All proceeds have been dedicated to charities that work to end gun violence.
Tzedakah
Starting in 2018, KIvunim students have baked hamentashen to sell for mishloach manot. All proceeds have been dedicated to charities that work to end gun violence.
Torah through Drama
For major holidays, Kitah Bet students produce plays that capture stories and the spirits of the holidays.
Holidays
The KIvunim Purim carnival brings together many generations to celebrate.
Holidays
The KIvunim Purim carnival brings together many generations to celebrate.
Holidays
The KIvunim Purim carnival brings together many generations to celebrate.
Holidays
The KIvunim Purim carnival brings together many generations to celebrate.
Project Based Learning
KIvunim sponsors several events each year that combine learning about Jewish topics and art.
Project Based Learning
Kitah Alef and Kitah Bet kids paired up to complete five different Hebrew activities.
Project Based Learning
Kitah Alef and Kitah Bet kids paired up to complete five different Hebrew activities.
Project Based Learning
Kitah Alef and Kitah Bet kids paired up to complete five different Hebrew activities.
Special Guests
KIvunim alumna and playwright, Jenny , came to share her play about Russian Jewish immigrants to New York in the 1800s. As part of the visit, students also acted out two scripts that she wrote– one about Syrian refugees and one chronicling the immigration story of a KI family.
Holidays
To share the spirit of the holiday, children performed a play written to show how the lives of two KI members intertwined with the creation of the state of Israel.
Tikkun Olam
KIvunim families and Refugee Development Center families joined to celebrate our collaboration with a dinner at the end of the school year.
Tzedakah
The Glickman Foundation supports many KIvunim children to attend Jewish or music themed camps.
Special Guests
KIvunim students had the chance to hear about the lives of Jews in countries from around the world.
Project Based Learning
Children heard several Torah stories and secular Jewish stories. They then were mentored by professional comic book author, Dan Mishkin, in how to retell a Torah or Jewish story through comics.
Project Based Learning
Children heard several Torah stories and secular Jewish stories. They then were mentored by professional comic book author, Dan Mishkin, in how to retell a Torah or Jewish story through comics.
Project Based Learning
KIvunim students watch as adult members perform one of the Torah or Jewish stories told during literacy fest.
Project Based Learning
KIvunim students take their turn performing a piece for the adults during literacy fest.
Holidays
Members young and old love the traditions of Simchat Torah.