Our one morning per week religious school program on Sundays offers students and families a comprehensive Pre-1st through Post B’nai Mitzvah opportunity that includes Hebrew training, ethical studies, cultural appreciation and Jewish history from biblical times through the present day.
Our Hebrew program stresses prayer book literacy and an ability to participate in synagogue services with a strong emphasis on music to allow students to be familiar with weekly and High Holiday tunes. Students who need additional help with Hebrew are offered one-to-one tutoring provided through the school program.
We also incorporate an art program into the curriculum where students are able to express their creativity in fun ways that tie into Judaism’s rich heritage and also allows them to gain an understanding of the many holidays throughout the year.
We emphasize a basic understanding of Torah and how it has shaped our history and moral and ethical behavior. Our program offers the students and parents family educational opportunities centered around major holidays and festivals, and we strive to make a contribution in areas of tzedakah, social action issues, community services and the importance of Israel to our identity as Jews.
We feel it is our obligation to nurture Jewish friendships among our students, many of whom are from interfaith families and we strive to keep the atmosphere in the classroom informal and conducive to learning in a fun and socially comfortable way.
Our Post B’nai teens are encouraged to give back to the synagogue community and many either tutor or are assistant teachers in the religious school or read Torah on the high holidays. Our students do make a difference!
Michael B. Green