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In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all Temple Shalom in-person education programming is temporarily suspended and being conducted with modifications remotely via secure Zoom sessions. B’nai mitzvah tutoring is being conducted remotely, as well.

Religious School/Teen Scene: Kindergarten – 6th grade students meet on Sundays between 9:30 am and 11:30 am for Tefilah and grade-level class sessions. Students in grades 3 – 7 meet on Tuesdays between 4:30 pm and 6 pm for Hebrew instruction. Teen Scene takes place Sundays on Zoom, noon- 2pm with Rabbi Jay.

Religious School (Ages 5 - 13)

Temple Shalom Religious School aspires to provide inclusive pathways for students and families at all levels of Jewish commitment to create and strengthen their personal Jewish identity, engagement with Jewish communal life and evolving Jewish life journey. Children and parents/caregivers can comfortably explore their Jewish heritage, history, values and culture to have a more fulfilling understanding of Judaism though holidays, prayer/worship experiences, sacred texts, G-d and spiritualty.

Temple Shalom Religious School's goal is to inspire children to become committed Jewish adults through immersion in learning models that engage learners of all abilities, backgrounds and stages of Jewish education. Art, music technology and regular involvement with social action projects enrich our curriculum that explores Jewish holidays, customs and traditions; Hebrew reading and comprehension (including readiness and preparation for bar/bat mitzvah); connection with prayer/ worship and Bible/Torah and Jewish text; the history of the Jewish people; Israel: past, present and future; Jewish life cycle encounters; and how Jewish values shape our lives.

Families with children ages two – five years of age are invited to participate with our once-a-month Sunday “Nevatim” program (meaning “Sprouts”). Parents and children share the experience of learning about Shabbat, holidays and traditions through PJ Library stories, songs and fun crafts. Participants enjoy snack and blessings and plenty of parent schmoozing time.

Family Learning EXperience (FLEX) programs round out our religious school program by inviting parents/family members to enjoy side-by-side, shared learning experiences with their students. Parent education opportunities, holiday enrichment activities, special guest speakers and field trips enrich engagement in the religious school learning community. In addition, we have an active PTO which embraces the generous volunteer support of many religious school parents.

Classes take place throughout the school year on Sundays from 9:30 am to noon (grades kindergarten – 7) as well as on Tuesday afternoons from 4:30-6 om (grades 3-7); the schedule for 8th-12th grade students is specific to their grade level programming (see Teen Programming at Temple Shalom). Registration takes place during August, but new students are welcome throughout the year.

Summer Camp - Israel Program Scholarship Funds Available!

Click the Summer Camp pic to download an application for scholarship funds from Temple Shalom, right now. Fill out the form and return to Education Coordinator, Deborah Sarna, as soon as possible. For any questions, contact Ms. Sarna at dsarna@templeshalom.com or call 719-634-7194

Fri, May 14 2021 3 Sivan 5781