Hebrew High plans orientation, new hours

Hebrew High, a program of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona’s Coalition for Jewish Education, will hold its

orientation on Tuesday, Aug. 24 at Congregation Anshei Israel.

Orientation for incoming students and parents will begin at 6 p.m., with an opportunity to meet teachers, enjoy pizza and ice cream, and complete registration at 7 p.m. New Hebrew for Credit students will take the placement exam at 7 p.m.

This year, the program will be held one night a week — Tuesdays — at Anshei Israel. Classes begin Aug. 31. A before-school option, with the opportunity to purchase a pre-paid dinner weekly, will be held at 5:45 p.m. Hebrew for Credit classes will run from 6:15-8 p.m. Two 50-minute Judaic classes will be held from 7 to 9 p.m.; Hebrew for Credit students must also enroll in a Judaic class for the third hour. More than a dozen Judaic classes will be offered, including “From Understanding to Advocacy: The Arab-Israeli Conflict,” “The Hebrew High Klezmer Band,” “What Do Hebrew and Torah Have to Do with Me?” and “Jewish Civics,” which includes a four-day visit to Washington, D.C.

Financial aid is available. More information and registration are available at tucsonhebrewhigh.org.