What is Nesiya?
Guided by the Vision for Lifelong Learning, Shir Tikvah is creating a new and innovative educational program to meet the needs of families who wanted something different from a "traditional" religious school model, offering them an innovative approach to family learning, social justice and Shabbat and holiday celebrations. Click here to see a video about Nesiya!
The Nesiya Experience
Join us- 1st Fridays from 5:15-8:00 pm and 3rd Saturdays from 9:30-12:30 pm, plus one other holiday celebration or social justice program a month.
Families commit to attending all Nesiya programs as a family.
What happens at Nesiya?
On Friday evenings, families gather together to celebrate Shabbat and then join the congregation for our Shabbat services. On Shabbat morning the families pray together, teach each other Torah, and experience parallel learning for adults and children.
Who can participate?
Students in kindergarten, first and second grades participate with their parents in Nesiya in lieu of attending Sunday morning Religious School. Third and fourth grade students attend Nesiya in addition to Hebrew School on Wednesday afternoons (4:30-6:30 pm/6:00-8:00 pm). Students attending Jewish Day School are also encouraged to attend Nesiya.
For a printable version of our Pilot Year informational brochure click here.
13 Dec 2013 6:30 PM • Shir Tikvah
21 Dec 2013 9:15 AM • Shir Tikvah
03 Jan 2014 5:15 PM • Shir Tikvah
10 Jan 2014 6:30 PM • Shir Tikvah
10 Jan 2014 8:00 PM • Sanctuary
Costs? Tuition is the same as Religious School, plus an additional cost for the Congregation-wide Shabbat retreat and Shabbat meals.
Interested in joining Nesiya? Use the Religious School/Hebrew School/Nesiya registration form on the Shir Tikvah homepage.
No child will be denied a Jewish education due to inability to pay.
If you have questions about Nesiya, please contact Rabbi Melissa B. Simon