With over forty classes being taught each week filled with projects and activities, you can imagine how much prep needs to happen in the office! We welcome your volunteer time. The Religious School office is a really fun, dynamic place. If you have a single hour or would like to be part of our team and join us each week, we would be grateful for your support!
Join the Religious School Parent Association (RSPA) to help organize parent education and social events such as our yearly Hanukkah party. Volunteer your home for parent gatherings. Contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer as a room parent and become part of the lifeblood of our community. Our teachers can always use the extra hands and minds.
Become a Torah Facilitator in the OUR HEVRUTA Program. OUR HEVRUTA creates a multigenerational learning community. Adult congregants (parents, grandparents, retirees, lifelong-learners) volunteer as TORAH FACILITATORS to lead circles of fourth graders in conversations about Torah and our lives. You don’t have to have any experience!
The objectives of this program are:
• For children and adults to understand how to explore Scripture together
• To identify where our sacred texts intersect with our selves
The Hebrew word hevruta (חַברוּתָא) is Aramaic for “friendship.” In Judaism, we use this word to refer to the special relationship we have when we study Torah together. Hevruta is a trusted learning partner, or better yet, a dear companion in the exploration of our tradition. It is with our Hevruta that we discover those shining places where the sacred story of our people intersects with our own lives.
Being a Rishon or Rishona at Temple Isaiah’s Religious School is both a mitzvah and honor. The Rishonim (teaching assistant) program is open to Isaiah students entering 10th – 12th grades. Rishonim are an important part of Temple Isaiah Religious School. They represent a personal commitment to Jewish education and the Temple Isaiah community. Rishonim are paid California minimum wage. Students are often so excited when they receive their first paycheck from Temple Isaiah!
In the classrooms, our Rishonim will teach our students a great deal. They may teach the students to understand a difficult concept; they may help a discussion group connect to an ancient Jewish concept of modern life, or they may develop a game that students can use to review the key points and ideas learned in class. In addition to the teaching materials from the curriculum, they will teach the students how to conduct themselves at Temple, setting a positive example for all. Younger children look up to our Rishonim and emulate their enthusiasm and participation. Rishonim help our community pass the Jewish heritage on to future generations. At the same time, being selected to serve as a Rishon or Rishona means that our community sees you as a positive role model for Jewish living and leadership.
If you have experience teaching religious school and are interested in exploring opportunities at Temple Isaiah, please contact Carla Kopf.
• Religious School curriculum
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• How we teach Hebrew
• Hebrew intensive resources
• 8th grade Twinning
• Dual Narrative Trip
• Family Trip
• FPC: Family Philanthropy Club
• Download our Social Action Newsletter
• Shabbat Sing-Along
• The Sound of Isaiah
• Pop-Up Choir and Permanent Player
• History of the Religious School
• Ellen Goldberg Excellence In Jewish Teaching Mentoring Program
• 7th-12th grade Tuesday Dinner Menu
• Snack Shop Items
• Food Policy
• Upcoming Adult Events
• Religious Education Committee
• Religious Parent Association
• Rishonim Program for Teens
• Volunteer Opportunities
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