Temple Shalom Religious School provides our students and their families many opportunities to explore Judaism, connect to a vibrant Jewish community and become engaged Jewish learners for life. Our curriculum for grades PreK-12 uses an integrated approach, combining the best of formal Jewish educational practices with critical experiential techniques and programs. The faculty and staff of Temple Shalom Religious School are committed to the excellence of our program and building warm and caring relationships with our students and families. Welcome to Temple Shalom Religious School!
Primary Grades PreK-2
Grade 7 and beyond
Temple Shalom Academy (TSA) is the post B’nai Mitzvah program at Temple Shalom for grades 8-10. Students continue their Jewish learning in this informal setting with teachers who are committed to the needs of our teens. Areas of study include Comparative Religion, Holocaust study, Jewish History, and Sacred Choices, a sexual ethics curriculum. In addition, students choose electives ranging from AlefBet Yoga and Spirituality, to Israel through Film. Students in grades 8 and 9 are eligible for our annual retreat, while all of our 10th grade Confirmation students attend the L’Taken Social Justice Seminar in Washington, D.C.
Gesher, the Hebrew word meaning “bridge”, is our post-Confirmation program for grades 11 & 12. The focus of this program is Jewish life beyond high school. Students explore the role Judaism plays in college choices and Jewish values that guide decision making in the real adult world. Gesher culminates with a formal graduation at the end of 12th grade.
Many of our students in TSA and Gesher volunteer as Madrichim (counselors) in our lower school. These teens are important role models for our younger students and bring a beautiful vibrancy to the school environment. Madrichim are provided with training to work with our teachers in classrooms, tutor in our Hebrew Learning Center and assist in our Library.
Monday, April 21
9:30 am Passover Yizkor Service
Friday, April 25
7:30 pm Shabbat Evening Worship
Choir Shabbat-Holocaust Remembrance
Rosh Chodesh Blessing: Sheila Kane
Board Representative: Ken Kline, Brotherhood President
Saturday, April 26
10:00 am Shabbat Morning Worship
Bat Mitzvah of Katherine Kaniewski
Parshah: Kedoshim, Leviticus 19:1 – 20:27
Ushers: Bruce & Sharon Harrison
Jonathan & Stacey Seligson
Board Presenter: Barbara Burck, Trustee of Social Action