Upcoming Events
Knit & Knosh April 26
Adult Ed April 26
Talmud class April 27
Rosh Chodesh group April 27
Dinner Club April 27
ECC yard sale April 28
Cafe Sholom April 30
Holocaust program April 30
   

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Bingo

Sunday
April 2, 23, 30

Monday
April 3, 24

Doors open at 5 p.m.
Games start at 7 p.m.

Bonanzas
Sunday, May 21
Monday, May 8

Closings
Sunday, April 9, 16
Monday, April 10, 17

 

Religious School

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

  • 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)
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.

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 p.m.
  • Madrichim workshops: first Sunday of each month, 9:35-10:20 a.m.

Register now for the 2017-18 year.

Contact Marty Potash, religious school principal, to discuss any aspect of our K-12 religious school program.

Meet our students
From our youngest set, who learn the basics of Judaism through stories, songs and interactive play, to our teens who delve into more complex Judaic and secular issues, our students look forward to interacting with each other and have already formed what we hope are longtime bonds!