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Olamim – Olamim Family School

Building on years of relationship-building with Latin Jewish families in the Bay Area, Olamim aims to formalize its Chavurah into the “Olamim Family School,” offering a year-round bilingual Jewish learning experience for 8–12 Latin Jewish families with young children. Emphasizing Latin cultural expression, Hebrew and Spanish language development, and accessibility to multiracial and interfaith families, the program fosters multi-generational engagement, encouraging cultural transmission through Jewish contexts. Piloted with 6–10 families starting in Fall 2024, the program will include immersive learning about holidays, traditions, stories, and arts, empowering families to integrate Jewish practices into their lives confidently. Authentic expressions of Latinidad, original Latin Jewish music and art, a buddy system between families, and parent participation enhance community connectivity and cultural celebration.

This grant was stewarded by the JoCI Philanthropy Fellows.


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Olamim Family School; A Shabbat Learning Program Weaving Latin and Jewish Cultures

Olamim: Latin Jewish Belonging for Families is launching the OLAMIM FAMILY SCHOOL – A Latin Jewish Shabbat Program! The Olamim Family School is a bilingual (Spanish/English), intergenerational Shabbat learning program weaving Latin and Jewish cultures. This educational program starting in August 2024 blends nature connection, cultural expression, and community-building through adult-child joint, and parallel Jewish learning that celebrates your family’s heritage. Extended family is always welcome! The Olamim Family School is for families with children ages 4-8 with ties to Latin and Jewish peoplehood.

Date Posted

May 2024


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