Religious School consists of instruction in Jewish culture and history, Hebrew, the Bible and other aspects of Jewish religion, plus a special optional Jewish cultural art experience that all of the students love.
Religious School meets on Sundays from 8:50 a.m.-10:50 a.m. for Primary (Grades 1-3), Junior (Grades 4-5), and Senior (Grade 6-Bar/Bat Mitzvah). The Primary students may opt to stay for an art enrichment class from 10:50 a.m.-11:15 a.m. New this year — a free Pre-K/K play, art, music and story hour from 10:50 a.m.-11:50 a.m. for Temple Members. Older students may wait for siblings with their parents in the Levinson Library, reading, doing homework, playing quiet games, etc. while the Pre-K/K class is in session.
Student instruction is individualized as needed. Rabbi Goodman personally works with every junior and senior student via Zoom, tutoring them in Hebrew. Students are prepared for Bar or Bat Mitzvah by Rabbi Goodman, who has a wonderful ability to guide every student toward this goal. After the B’nei Mitzvot, students can continue in Confirmation class, studying comparative religion and ethics.
Senior students (Grade 6-Bar/Bat Mitzvah) may opt to attend the Sunday morning Children’s Service, and the History and Ethics/Torah Study classes either in-person or via Zoom.