Life long Jewish Learning ...for School-Age Children

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At Beth Sholom, growing in Jewish knowledge, spirit, and values is inextricably tied to dynamic experiences.  Our teachers are seasoned, professional, knowledgeable and nurturing, but most of all, passionate about Judaism.  Small classes mean each child benefits from personal attention.  Our children learn about Judaism by “doing Jewish.” 

Shabbat Learning Community—Beth Sholom comes together as a community on Shabbat morning, and many of our learning activities take place on Shabbat as well.  

Shabbat brings public, private, and day school families together to learn and celebrate. 

*An asterisk below means that this program is open to children who attend Jewish day school as well as our supplemental religious education programs.

Religious School
In stead of the current Wednesday Hebrew School--Midweek Hebrew Instruction--We like to think of our approach as the Un-Hebrew School.  At Beth Sholom Hebrew instruction is done through one on one (or two on one, if your child prefers learning with a special friend) with excellent, experienced teachers.  Our instructors work with your child's learning style and abilities.  Instruction days are Wednesdays or Thursdays. We do our best to accommodate your family,s busy extracurricular commitments.

T'filataynu - Junior Congregation* 
Open to all children grades one through seven, T’filataynu/Junior Congregation is a developmentally appropriate Jewish worship experience, where our children study and use the Hebrew  skills from either day school or synagogue classes to further develop and become comfortable with synagogue skills in a spiritually enriching, gently guided way, in the comfort of peers, parents and teachers.  Parents can choose to attend T’filatnu or pray in the Sanctuary service.  Kids and parents join the rest of the congregation in the sanctuary for the end of services around 11:30, and everyone is invited to Kiddush luncheon together.  

Open to all children grades 4 and up who want to learn how to do the traditional chanting from the Torah, our sacred scroll, in a fun but focused way.  
   First and Third Shabbat of the Month at 10:00 am.

Monthly Mishpachah*
An hour of experiential, intergenerational Jewish learning  for parents, grandparents and kids on a variety of topics such as holidays, mitzvot, being Jewish in a non-Jewish world, values, and Jewish practice and customs.  
   Generally the Second Shabbat of the Month at 10:00 am.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Training*
A formal graduated series of one-on-one tutoring and coaching stages for leading prayers, chanting Torah and chanting Haftarah, as well as group and family learning workshops mark the year before our students come of age. As they learn, our students will take increased leadership roles on Shabbat in T’filataynu/Junior Congregation, and then graduate to weekly participation in Shabbat services in the main sanctuary so that they are well prepared to lead the congregation, family and guests in worship on their big day.  The individual attention allows for adjustment for different learning styles, disabilities or sensitivities. For more information, visit our Bar/Bat Mitzvah page.

Holiday Happenings*
Almost every Jewish holiday at Beth Sholom has fun family learning programming that goes along with it.  From Chocolate Seders, PurimSpiels, to Rosh HaShanah Funny Punny Feasts, we live the Jewish holidays together.

Kamp Kabbalat Shabbat Sholom*   
We don’t stop growing Jewishly when school lets out—we keep learning and celebrating  on summer Friday evenings every other week during vacation, a Jewish camp-like atmosphere with a theme, light Shabbat dinner together, socializing time for parents and grandparents, and fun projects for kids to make and do.


Youth Calendar for Spring 2017
March 4 Religious School
March 11 Religious School with Trope Club
March 12 Family Purim Event—PurimShpiel
March 13-17 No Midweek Hebrew Sessions
March 18 NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL/Jr. Congregation
March 25 Religious School with Trope Club
April 8 Religious School with Trope Club
April 9-16 NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL or T’filataynu/Jr. Cong. No Mid-week Hebrew sessions
April 22 Trope Club
April 23 Mishpachah Monthly Potluck
April 29 Religious School
May 6 Religious School with Trope Club
May 13 Religious School
May 20 Celebration of Jewish Learning—All classes conclude






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