Judea Reform Congregation Religious School seeks to build within each child a positive and informed sense of Jewish identity and community to help our students enjoy and understand their Jewish heritage. Three pillars of focus inform our educational framework:
- TORAH: Understanding Torah, prayers, Jewish holidays, the history of the Jewish people and the modern State of Israel.
- AVODAH: Reading prayers in Hebrew and decoding their meanings to support informed religious practice.
- G'MILUT CHASADIM: Developing social ties between students and developing a commitment to social action.
We use interactive and experiential methods and combine traditional and new media to teach children not only information, but also skills for lifelong Jewish learning.
Our Religious School program serves students from preschool through seventh grade. The URJ’s Chai Curriculum informs our religious studies, and and the Kol Yisrael curriculum from Behrman House is a component of our Hebrew instruction. Students in Pre-K to Grade 2 meet on Sunday mornings from 9:30am to 11:30 am; students in Grades 3 to 6 meet on Sunday mornings from 9:35am to 12:35 pm. Our seventh grade program, Darchei Mitzvah, meets at 9am on Saturday mornings.
Please note: if you'd like to visit on a particular Sunday, please contact Rabbi Brian prior to Wednesday of that week; visits are not scheduled after Wednesday for that upcoming weekend.