Religious School


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.

If you are interested in learning more about our Religious School, we would love to have you (and your child) come for a visit. Please contact Rabbi Brian T. Nelson, our Education Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule a visit and/or a trial class day for your child.


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.

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Helping Our Children Go to Summer Camp

We, at Judea Reform Congregation, believe that a Jewish summer camping experience can be instrumental in forming a strong Jewish identity and encourage Jewish learning. We have some camperships available for those who may need financial support to send their children to camp. Please fill out an application to request camperships. Priority will be given to those who have applied by February 20th.