Our Whole Person Learning approach seeks to engage students by:
The Religious School is divided into two departments: the Primary Department and the Hebrew Department.
Connections to Judaism are formed early, so the Primary Department includes classes for junior kindergarten (JK), Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades and is intended to help children acquire a basic familiarity with the many aspects of Judaism and Jewish life.
Our Primary Department students participate in various Friday night services, enabling them to become familiar with the rituals of Shabbat. Because Jewish experiences are of crucial importance to the healthy development of the Jewish child, parents are strongly urged to enroll their children in the Primary Department. The knowledge gained during these initial years provides an essential background for the Hebrew Department.
The Hebrew Department is a full five-year program, culminating in Religious School bridging. It is designed to build upon the experiences and knowledge acquired in the Primary Department and to expand children’s Jewish knowledge. Students learn to read and write in Hebrew, understand Hebrew prayers, gain an introduction to modern Hebrew vocabulary, and forge a connection to the language of our people.