Temple Judea’s innovative One-Day-A-Week, after-school Religious School program connects our children and their families to our rich Jewish heritage through 21st Century learning.
Special 2015-16 incentive: FREE TUITION for all new members.
Through the use of technology and other engaging methodologies, students explore their personal relationships to God, Torah, the land of Israel and the Jewish people. Our students acquire the skills through which they can participate fully in Jewish life at home, in the synagogue and in the greater community. Jewish family experiences complement our program.
Our program is open to students in grades K-12, with developmentally appropriate programs designed for each age group. Our youngest students are introduced to Jewish holidays, Jewish values and Torah stories through music, arts and movement. Our students begin decoding Hebrew in 3rd grade, while they are also learning modern Hebrew language. Students learn the meanings of the prayers as they learn to recite them. Monthly Shabbat, Jewish holiday, and Social Action family experiences complement weekly classroom explorations of Jewish tradition, history, and Torah. Although we encourage religious school enrollment at kindergarten age, students must enroll by Grade 3 in order to become Bar/Bat Mitzvah. If you have missed this cutoff, please contact the director (Lauren Resnikoff) to see how we can accommodate you.
Post B’nai Mitzvah students participate in ongoing experiential learning designed to build greater connection to their peers, their community and our Clergy. Community service (Tikkun Olam) is an essential component of this program.