Religious School: Nursery – 6th Grade

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Click here for the 2013 / 2014 Religious School Handbook

Remaining 2013-2014 Religious School Dates:

Sunday, April 6 – Grandparents’ and Special Persons’ Morning

Sunday, April 13 – Mitzvah Day

Sunday, April 20 – Regular Session

Sunday, April 27 – No School – Shabbat in the Woods is Saturday, April 26!

Sunday, May 4 – Regular Session

Sunday, May 11 – No School – Happy Mothers’ Day!

Sunday, May 18 – Last day of Religious School

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Students in Nursery through 6th grade attend on Sunday mornings from 9:30AM to 12:00PM, late August through May. We use the Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) Curriculum, which is built on ten content areas:

  • Community
  • Culture & Symbols
  • God
  • Hebrew & Prayer
  • Israel
  • TaNaCh (Torah Prophets and Writings)
  • Jewish History
  • Jewish Holidays
  • Jewish Lifecycle Events
  • Mitzvot & Jewish Values

Our Mid-Week Hebrew Program begins in 4th grade. Students in 4th, 5th and 6th grades, attend school Wednesday afternoons, 4:15-5:30. These students also have one hour of Hebrew as a part of the Sunday morning program. Our Hebrew program focuses on Jewish liturgy and is designed to enable our students to become literate, functional members of our community who are familiar with and at ease participating in Jewish ritual and study. Cantor Siegel-Eglash works indivudally with students several months prior to the B’nai Mitzvah experience.

Our Religious School program also provides students with experiences in art, library, cooking. Additionally, each week the students meet with the Rabbis and Cantor for a short prayer service. A narrative progress report is sent home at the conclusion of each semester. Regular attendance and class participation are emphasized.

Students in 7th through 12th graders are welcome to become Madrichim (literally meaning, guides), Teachers’Assistants.

For more information, please contact Jenn Lorch.