Kindergarten through 9th grade
The Beth Sholom Religious School curriculum seeks to instill an
understanding and appreciation of the fundamental facets of Judaism: the
relationship between the Jewish people and God, the relationships
among fellow Jews and the relationship between the Jewish people and
Israel. The study of Torah, prayer, rabbinic and contemporary wisdom and
tradition serve as gateways for each student to develop a personal
relationship with God and explore what it means to do "His will."
Through the study of mitzvot, Jewish values and ethics,
students build strong and lasting relationships with each other and the
community; through the study of Torah they learn how to live moral and
ethical lives; and through the study of Israel they learn the vital role
the Jewish homeland plays in shaping the Jewish people as a nation, and
develop a love and commitment to the land and people of Israel.
This year, the Beth Sholom Religious School program will team with ShalomLearning.org, organizing the syllabus by seven core values:
The curriculum for all grades includes
Throught their course of study, students will learn how the Jewish values are reflected in Tanach, t'fillot and our holidays. They will also practice reading and writing Hebrew and learning about the land of Israel. Beginning in the upper grades,
Jewish history is added to the curriculum along with an intensified focus
on the textual sources of Jewish values and customs.
- Teshuvah: Taking responsibility for our actions; repentence. (Rosh HaShanah)
- B'Tzalem Elohim: Honoring the image of God in ourselves and others, and understanding how that affects the way we behave;
- Gevurah: Using one's inner and outer strength to do what's right; the idea that we all can be heroic in our everyday lives by living an exemplary life and doing what is right and just. (Chanukah)
- Achruyut: Doing what you can to make the world a better place; demonstrating responsibility or accountability.
- HaKarat HaTov: Seeking joy and being grateful. (Purim)
- Koach HaDibbur: Understanding the power of words and using speech in a positive manner.
- Shalom: Helping to create a calmer, more peaceful world. (Shabbat)
Teachers will blend traditional classroom activities with a variety of electronic instruction—online videos, lessons, oral recitations, discussion boards and more.
Religious School Schedule
- Sundays: 9:30
a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Confirmation, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- Wednesdays: 4:30-6:15
- Madrichim workshops: first Sunday of each month, 9:35-10:20 a.m.
Register now for the 2017-18 year.
Contact Rabbi and Cantor Hersh, religious school directors, to discuss any aspect of our
K-12 religious school program.