OUR PROGRAMS

 

Pre-K–Third Grade meet weekly on Sundays or Tuesdays
Sundays: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tuesdays: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Fourth-Sixth Grade meet weekly on Sundays and Tuesdays
Sundays: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tuesdays: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Seventh Grade–Tenth Grade meet weekly on Tuesdays
Tuesdays: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Eleventh Grade–Twelfth Grade meet Monthly
Tuesdays: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


TOT RELIGIOUS SCHOOL: HAVING FUN, MAKING FRIENDS, BEING JEWISH

o    Identity: How do I celebrate Jewish Holidays?
o    Community: Playing with new friends in the Synagogue setting.
o    Faith: Learning about Jewish traditions.

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PRE-KINDERGARTEN: TORAH AND THE FIRST FAMILIES

o    Identity: Who are the people in the Torah?
o    Community: How do Torah stories bring us together?
o    Faith: What do we learn about God from the Torah? 

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KINDERGARTEN: THE SYNAGOGUE AND THE JEWISH HOME

o    Identity: What ritual objects are in a Jewish home?
o    Community: How do I practice kindness to my family and community?
o    Faith: What role does God play in creating the world?

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FIRST GRADE: SYNAGOGUE AS A HOME AND ISRAEL AS HOMELAND

o    Identity: How can a temple feel like a home? How can a home feel like a temple?
o    Community: Why is Israel called a homeland?
o    Faith: Where can I find God?

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SECOND GRADE: VALUES IN THE TORAH

o    Identity: How do the Jewish values of honoring one’s parents, welcoming guests and honesty play out in my everyday life?
o    Community: How are the relationships in the Torah like and unlike the relationships I have in my life?
o    Faith: How is God in the Torah similar to or different from the God with whom I have a relationship?

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THIRD GRADE: EXPERIENCE THE JEWISH HOLIDAYS

o    Identity: How does my family celebrate Jewish holidays?
o    Community: How does my community celebrate Jewish holidays?
o    Faith: How do I connect with God when I celebrate the Jewish holidays?

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FOURTH GRADE: ETHICS IN THE TORAH

o    Identity: How are the stories of the Torah and their lessons relevant to me?
o    Community: What can the Jewish values from the Torah stories teach me about ethics, and what can I bring to my community?
o    Faith: What is the connection between God and ethics?

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FIFTH GRADE: THE JEWISH LIFE-CYCLE

o    Identity: How do we observe Jewish life-cycle events?
o    Community: Why is it important to celebrate Jewish life-cycle events as a community?
o    Faith: What role does God play in Jewish life-cycle events?

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SIXTH GRADE: JEWISH VALUES, JEWISH HEROES

o    Identity: How do Jewish values apply to my everyday life?
o    Community: How does enacting Jewish values make me part of the community?
o    Faith: How does emphasis on “Godliness” and those qualities which are “Godlike” fit in with the way I think about God? How does Israel as a land of many faith complicate it?

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SEVENTH GRADE: THE OBLIGATION OF TZEDAKAH

o    Identity: What Jewish values lead me to engage in the act of tzedakah?
o    Community: How does engaging in tzedakah connect me to my ancestors and my present-day community?
o    Faith: How does the obligation to perform tzedakah create a connection with God?

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EIGHTH GRADE: WHO AM I?

o    Identity: How does discovering my Jewish identity help me figure out my place within my family and the larger community?
o    Community: How does discovering my Jewish identity affect my relationships with other people, the past, the present, and the future?
o    Faith: How does discovering my Jewish identity affect my personal theology?

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NINTH GRADE: PHILANTHROPY BOARD

o    Identity: How does pursuing justice affect me and my Jewish identity?
o    Community: What are the different ways to pursue justice in our world?  
o    Faith: What is holy about pursuing justice?

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TENTH GRADE: LEADERSHIP AND RESPONSIBILITY (CONFIRMATION)

o    Identity: How do my actions affect my community?
o    Community: What is my role within my community?
o    Faith: Does God play a role in the future

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ELEVENTH AND TWELFTH GRADE: FINDING MY VOICE AND PUTTING IT INTO ACTION

o    Identity: How do my actions affect my community?
o    Community: What is my role within my community?
o    Faith: How does God play a role in my life?