Shalom Horim/Dear Parents:
Tuition-Free Religious School (Membership Required)!
As you know by now, Temple Sinai has a Tuition-Free Religious School policy. I am so thrilled that our Temple has committed its resources and philosophy to the education of our children. Just as taxpayers support our public schools whether or not they have a child enrolled in school, our Temple is affirming that the education of our children, our next generation, is the responsibility of the entire Jewish congregation. The only fee you will incur is $50 per enrollee for textbooks and materials (this is in addition to your regular membership dues).
We also ask each family to consider a contribution to the Religious School. Between contributions from parents, congregants, and other resources, we look forward to providing education "tuition free."
This is just one of the changes!
All Classes Meet On Thursday.
This year is all classes of Religious School will continue to meet on on Thursdays -- that's all grades, Ganeinu through Chai School.
Please register your child on Chaverweb. We do need you to fill this out for each student (except Chai School) who will be enrolled this year. This will enable us to know how many teachers to hire, books to order, etc.
I'm very excited and look forward to the coming year along with some changes and programming we are working on over the summer. If you would like to join the Education Committee, please let me know. New voices always provide new ideas and energy.
Director of Congregational Education
Temple Sinai Religious School provides a solid foundation of Jewish studies, with classes from kindergarten through high school. We hope to foster in our children a lifelong desire to learn about Judaism and to become active, involved members of our Jewish community.
We strive to:
- Increase our students' knowledge in Hebrew, rituals and life-cycle events,
holidays, Tikkun olam/social action, Torah and Israel
- Enhance our children's Jewish identity
- Involve families as partners in their children's education
Classes meet weekly on Thursday afternoons.
Our curriculum is developed following URJ (Union of Reform Judaism) guidelines. Each class participates in leading a worship service once a year and hosting a potluck following services. We also offer a special family education workshop once a year, led by our Education Director and tied to that particular grade's curriculum.
We currently have approximately 35 students enrolled in religious school, and a staff of qualified and dedicated teachers.