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Welcome to Temple Shalom Religious School!

COVID-19 Update:

Temple Shalom Educational programming response to the COVID-19 pandemic will reflect the protocols determined by the Board of Directors, and consideration of recommendations by the CDC, state and local health organizations.

Please see the HOME page updates for current status and protocols.  If you have questions or concerns, contact: 

Ellie Emerich, Education Coordinator, or Elayna Rathmann, Executive Director 

This is an evolving situation that is being monitored and managed accordingly.

At this moment, classes for the 2021-2022 school year are planned for in-person meetings.

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 infants – five years of age are invited to participate with our twice-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. (see Nevatim tab)

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.

Wed, October 20 2021 14 Cheshvan 5782