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Temple Judea’s religious school has approximately 200 children from Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-Gan) through Grade 10. Our students come from 15 surrounding towns to create a cohesive Jewish community. We welcome all families.

About our curriculum

  •  Emphasis on Hebrew and prayer

  •  “Spiral curriculum” with all topics covered at each grade level

  •  Differentiated learning environment

  •  Bible, Jewish holidays, customs & traditions


Classes

Religious School

Pre-Gan (Pre-K, ages 3-4) – Once a month on Sunday morning. Please contact us for the schedule. We welcome non-members to join us for this class!

Special Person & Me — Once a month 10:45 - 11:30 am on a Sunday morning. Free program for young children ages 0-4 and their caregiver. No registration required, non-members welcome.

Grades K-5 – Sundays 9:00 - 11:30 am.

Grade 6 — Sundays 9:00 - 11:30 am and Wednesdays biweekly 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

Hebrew Boot Camp (optional) – Wednesdays biweekly, 5:30-7:30 pm, for Grades 3-6. The focus of this class is the basics of Hebrew language. This class is for students who are new to Hebrew or need extra basic practice. It will focus on letters, vowels, and simple decoding.

Confirmation Academy

Grades 7-10 – Wednesdays biweekly 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Grade 7 is using the Moving Traditions B’nai Mitzvah curriculum that contains family education programming and a series of experiential programs. Our curriculum also includes Holocaust studies. Students also share a pizza dinner at our weekly sessions.

Grades 8-10 curriculum emphasizes social action and Jewish history. Students begin class by preparing dinner together and go on several trips throughout the year. Our 9th-10th grade students also have the opportunity to travel to L’Taken (RAC) in Washington, DC in January.

Special Needs

Temple Judea is an inclusive community. We have a dedicated special needs coordinator and we will work with every family to ensure that each child is able to obtain a B’nai Mitzvah. Please call us for more information. Our director has extensive experience working with special needs populations and if need be, help you find a tutor for your child to make this a reality for your family.

Religious School Committee

Our active Religious School Committee are involved in many aspects of the school’s program. They are always seeking to expand participation and improve programming. For information, contact the synagogue office.

Contact Information

Temple Judea’s Religious School Director, Dr. Rebecca Slavin-Phillips, PhD., is celebrating 12 years in Jewish education. Rebecca is available to answer questions about our school or to discuss any concerns. She can be reached at rebecca@templejudea.org.

Sat, October 19 2019 20 Tishrei 5780