IKARON

IKARON offers concierge Jewish learning for children grades K-6. Classes include in-person or online options. IKARON sessions for the 2020-2021 school year will begin the week of September 14th. Please CLICK HERE to enroll.

How long is the school year? 30 weeks of learning from mid-September through Memorial Day, including 10 Family Education Sundays.

What’s included in the curriculum?  IKARON brings each child on a journey of discovery, helping them to uncover an authentic connection to the time-tested teachings of Judaism. We do this through project-based learning, music, interactive activities, and opportunities to explore personal connections. Through exposure to prayer, ritual, Shabbat and festival observance, and Torah study, IKARON students will embrace life lessons guided by Jewish ethics. Hebrew vocabulary and connection to the land of Israel are reinforced throughout. To learn more about the curriculum click here.


Online class schedule on Monday afternoons via Zoom:
4:00 – 4:45 p.m. Grades 1 and 2 with a parent or adult present
5:00 – 5:45 p.m. Grades 3-4
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Grades 5 and up

In-Person class schedule on Wednesday afternoons:
4:00 – 4:50 p.m. TK-K 
4:00 – 4:50 p.m. Grades 1-2
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Grades 3-4
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Grades 5 and up

I am beyond impressed and thrilled with the education you are providing at Ikaron. We are so lucky to have this educational opportunity for our kids, and they are very excited to go each week. The learning they are doing is meaningful, they are internalizing it, and they are enjoying it. 

Thank you for creating this incredible opportunity for us. 

Julie, Ikaron Parent

Meet our educators

D’vorah Miller has been teaching and facilitating classes and workshops on Jewish Studies, relationships, self-esteem and spirituality for children, teens and adults for over 30 years across four continents. D’vorah recently served as Director of Jewish Studies for Irvine Hebrew Day School. She holds a Judaic Studies teaching certification from Bnot Chayil College in Jerusalem, Israel, a General Teaching Certification from New South Wales Board of Education in Australia and a certification in Therapeutic Counseling from MST College in London, England. D’vorah is the author of Elevated Living, due out this winter. D’vorah and her husband, Rabbi Shmuel Miller, are the blessed parents of eight great kids and at least as many grandkids. ljbljklkajdflkajsdfblakjdsgalskdjfhaslkdjfhalsdkjfhlakjdsblakjdsblkajdsblakjdbalkdjsbalkjdbakjldbadjkgblakjdgbadjkbgadkljbadjkbgalkjdbg

Lauren Carroll  In addition to her role as a founding IKARON teacher, Lauren has been a Faculty Associate at Tarbut v ‘Torah Jewish Day School since 2015. She is currently working toward a degree in Education. In her free time, Lauren enjoys cooking, spending time outdoors, and spending time with her daughter. this is filler text to make the next photo allign left like all the others i hope it really works just a little more filler text to get us to one more line and i think we are good nope we need more and more and more let’s see if it is going to work this time aroundasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfihasdpgoihasdgoiahdgasdfaasdfasdfasdfadfasdfasdgasdgasdgasdgasdg

Rabbi Karen Isenberg is a recent graduate of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles.  A Long Beach native, Karen attended religious school and celebrated becoming a bat mitzvah at Temple Sinai of Long Beach.  She attended undergraduate college at UCLA, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Ethnic Arts.  She received a Master’s degree from Loyola Marymount University in Movement Therapy and worked in that field for several years . Eventually drawn into Jewish education, Karen worked for 5 years as the day school librarian at Sinai Akiba Academy in Los Angeles and subsequently taught in religious schools in South Bay and Long Beach.  Karen is delighted to be working with  the talented IKARON faculty and the Jewish Collaborative of Orange County.  

 

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