Life long Jewish Learning ...for Young Children

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Monthly Mishpachah
Monthly Mishpachah is a special intergenerational celebration of learning of every month. Each month’s experiential learning event has a different theme tied to holidays, Jewish values, or lifecycle. If you are not a Religious School family, certain fees apply for participation in this program, so check the calendar and make a plan to join us!

 

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.

 

Shabbesville 

Beth Sholom’s unique place to unwind, unplug, and treat yourself to some  intimate play time with your child. Shabbesville is packed with no-tech interactive, sensory play materials which change weekly and are themed around the Torah portion, Jewish values and holidays. After a hectic week, reconnect with each other through sensory play tables, magnets, role play, marbles, story stones, the best children’s literature and more.  Who knew all the things you can do on Shabbat?  There’s a circle-story time component too.

If you prefer to join in the main sanctuary prayer service, Miss Susan, an experienced beloved early childcare-giver is available to watch your child for you in the Shabbesville playroom.  If you prefer to bring your child into the main sanctuary with you, a toy bin for quiet play is available there.

Every week’s service in the main sanctuary concludes with an invitation to all the kids to lead Adon Olam, experience hand-washing and get first dibs on the yummy challah.

But the Shabbat family experience just stop there!  Every week at Beth Sholom there is a sumptuous luncheon, during which our whole congregational community comes together to socialize.  When the children are done eating, there’s an assortment of large motor and vestibular Shabbat-friendly play items available so they can play together while the grown-ups get more adult time at the table.

 

Youth Calendar for 2017-2018

 

PLEASE NOTE THESE DATES ON THE SCHOOL CALENDAR

note: Adjustments MAY be made as the school year progresses.

Shabbat, September 2   No Session: Labor Day Weekend
Thursday, September 21   No Session: Rosh Hashanah 
Shabbat, September 30   No Session: Yom Kippur
Thursday, October 5   Sukkot – Religious School Family Potluck in Sukkah
Thursday, October 12   No Session: Sh’mini Atzeret/Erev Simchat Torah Celebration
Shabbat, October 28   Julia Judaken Bat Mitzvah
Shabbat, November 11   Ruby Nahmias Bat Mitzvah
Thursday – Sunday, Nov 23 – Nov 26   No Sessions: Thanksgiving Break
Shabbat, December 16   Closing 2017 Religious School session 
Dec 17 – Jan 5   No Sessions: Winter Break
Shabbat, January 6   First Religious School class of 2018 (K – 7th Grade) 
Shabbat, January 13   No session: MLK Weekend
Shabbat, February 17   Sky Roberts Bar Mitzvah
Wednesday Evening, February 28   M’gila Reading / Purim
Shabbat – Sunday, Mar 10 – Mar 18   No Sessions: Spring Break
Shabbat, March 24   Jillian Speigel Bat Mitzvah
Shabbat, April 1   No session:  Passover 
Shabbat, April 7   No session: Passover
Thursday, May 17   Last Mid-Week Hebrew session (3rd Grade – 7th Grade)
Shabbat, May 19   Closing Religious School Session (K – 7th Grade) Celebration of Jewish Learning
Shabbat, May 26   Abigail Hodus Bat Mitzvah

 

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