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.
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Through the use of technology and other engaging methodologies, students enjoy exploring 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.
NEW for September 2017: Journeys@Home
Journeys@Home offers families an opportunity to have their children tutored at home, while still being a part of our school program. The Educational Director will match children with a teacher who will prepare and teach weekly lessons at the child’s home, at a mutually agreed upon time. Students will learn Hebrew decoding skills, prayer tunes, and Judaic subjects. In order to connect students with others in our community, students will be asked to attend a Journeys Strand and attend community holiday programs. Journeys@Home students are eligible to become Bar/Bat Mitzvah at Temple Judea. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.