IAC Keshet is a Hebrew after school immersion and dual language program for Hebrew speaking and non-Hebrew speaking children ages 3.5 and older.
Keshet is the Hebrew word for “rainbow” and it’s also a Hebrew acronym for Kehillat Safa V’ Tarbut – Community of Language and Culture. At the core of the program is the exceptional Israeli staff, committed to creating a nurturing and Hebrew/Israeli environment for our participants. Both the immersion and dual language tracks of IAC Keshet meet weekly to teach Hebrew. In addition to Hebrew language education, we also explore aspects of Jewish and Israeli identity as well as learn about Jewish values and holidays through an Israeli prism. This innovative program cultivates a connection to Israeli culture and Judaism within our students drawing on music, art, drama, stories and games. Community is not just a part of our name, it is truly central to our programmatic identity.
Our students and their families take an active part in curriculum-building and in our ongoing programs throughout the year. We aspire to develop in our students a love of Israel’s folklore and its unique history. We are united by our shared goals to develop fluency in the Hebrew language, to instill love for Israeli culture and to build a vibrant and diverse community. Our objective is to raise lifelong learners, motivated by passion and creativity, proud of their Jewish and Israeli heritage and excited to form bonds with other Jewish and Israeli peers.