Mendel Mintz - Hebrew School Offered at Aspen’s ChabadCommunity Center
RabbiMendel Mintzheads Aspen’s Chabad, a Jewish Community Center thatoffers education opportunities to the local community. In addition to regularservices, Rabbi Mendel Mintz explains that Chabad also provides adulteducation and online learning resources to Jews throughout the Aspen Valleyand Western Slope of Colorado. One of the most popular offerings at thecenter, says Mendel Mintz, is the center’s Hebrew School for children. Below,Mendel Mintz answers questions about the Hebrew School and its offerings.
Q: Why would someone want to learn Hebrew?
Mendel Mintz: To give their children a Jewish connection in a fun and positiveenvironment. A place where children learn the Jewish basics and gain anappreciation for their Jewish heritage.
Q: Are classes only available to members of the Chabad CommunityCenter?
Mendel Mintz: All of the programs and classes held at Chabad are open to all,regardless of membership, background or affiliation. We create an openenvironment for Jews to share and encourage each other without judging orcompartmentalizing people and their beliefs.
Q: At what age can one enroll?
Mendel Mintz: We start at 4 years old through Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
Q: How much is annual tuition?
Mendel Mintz: Only $650, we also have plenty of scholarships available.
Q: How do I register?
Mendel Mintz: You can register by calling or e-mailing me, Rabbi MendelMintz, at (970) 544-3770 or filling out the form here:http://www.jccaspen.com/tools/feedback.htm.
Q: Where will the classes be held?
Mendel Mintz: The classes will be at the Chabad Jewish Community Center,435 West Main Street in Aspen. We also have a location in the mid valley.