RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

Temple Judea’s Religious School has over 200 children from Pre-Kindergarten

(Pre-Gan) through Grade 10. Our students come from 15 surrounding towns to create a cohesive Jewish community. We welcome all families.

  • Experiential Learning
  • Emphasis on Hebrew and Prayer
  • “Spiral Curriculum” with all topics covered at each grade level
  • Differentiated learning environment
  • Bible, Jewish Holidays, Customs & Traditions

Classes:

Sunday Mornings 9-11:30 AM Grades Pre-K-6*

*Pre-Gan (Pre-K, ages 3-4) held Monthly (please contact us for schedule) and we welcome non-members to join us for this class!

Prayer Prep – Optional Wednesday Evenings, Grades 4-6, Bi-weekly 5:30-7:30 PM

Meets two times a month for pizza and prayers. Gain proficiency with your prayers and learn the meaning behind the service — while spending time with your friends. This program is highly subsided by the synagogue. It is recommended for students who start Religious School later, may need additional support, or would like to add extra enrichment.

Confirmation Academy -Wednesday Evening, Grades 7-10 Bi-weekly 5:30-7:30 PM

7-8th grades and 9-10th grades are combined classes held on two year cycles. Topics may include World Religion, Hot topics in Judaism, Jewish Ethics, Israel, Doing Mitzvoth and more. Our curriculum is evolving and will stay current with our students’ interests and pedagogy. The classes will feature a variety of speakers. Students will also begin their year with a special off-campus rock climbing trip. Our Confirmation students will spend the last 1/3 of the year in a small group environment with Cantor Frimark; first preparing their individual Confirmation parts and then creating clay tzedakah boxes with a local artist. Our 9-10th grade students will also have the opportunity to travel to L’Taken (RAC) in Washington, DC in February, 2018.

Special Programs 2017-2018

  • Shabbat Dinner and Service for all grade levels (K-1 will participate in the Consecration of New Students)
  • Experiential Family Education programs for grades K-6
  • Inter-generational programming
  • Giant Lego Menorah
  • TuBiShevat Recycle Forrest
  • K-2 Holiday Storyteller
  • K-6 Music

Special Needs

Temple Judea is an inclusive community. We have a dedicated Special needs coordinator and we will work with every family to ensure that each child is able to obtain a B’nai Mitzvah. Please call us for more information. Our Director has extensive experience working with Special needs populations and if need be, help you find a tutor for your child to make this a reality for your family.

Religious School Committee

Our active Religious School Committee are involved in many aspects of the school’s program. They are always seeking to expand participation and improve programming. For information, contact committee chair, Carey Stolber, through the synagogue office.

Temple Judea’s Religious School Director, Dr. Rebecca Slavin-Phillips, PhD., is celebrating 10 years in Jewish education. Rebecca is available to answer questions about our school or to discuss any concerns. She can be reached at rebecca@templejudea.org.

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