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Jewish school taking registration

Published: Friday, July 12, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

Registration is under way for Fox Valley Jewish School, the education program for Fox Valley Jewish Neighbors. Located in downtown Geneva, this program offers classes two Sundays a month, with field trips and other special events throughout the year.

FVJS has classes for children in pre-K (age 3) through eighth grade, with an optional bar/bat mitzvah preparation program. Children with all ranges of Jewish education and backgrounds, including those from interfaith families are welcome to attend. FVJN’s religious school provides a general Jewish education and does not adhere to any one particular branch of Judaism.

The FVJS School Committee is planning a fall field trip to the Fox Valley Wildlife Center in Elburn. Students will help this wildlife rescue center through community service and fundraisers throughout the year.

Roberta Maxfield, who has been the Hebrew teacher for the older students, also will be the core teacher in the pre-K through second-grade classes, in addition to Hebrew this year. Maxfield, who lives in DeKalb, also is available for private Hebrew tutoring, and has been working with FVJS b’nai mitzvah students. Sam Evans will continue to teach the third- through eighth-grade students. Marci Lebowitz will continue to teach art and Rachel Yackley will continue to teach music. Ortal Alschitz will teach the beginner Hebrew class again this year.

Tuition for this coming year is $210 for one child and $180 for additional children from the same family. The fee for Hebrew classes for students in grades 3 through 8, held immediately following Sunday school, is an additional $90 per student.

Visit the FVJN website at for application forms and more information.

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