Oseh Shalom

Director’s Letter

Dear Religious School Families,

We are excited to plan the next academic year at Oseh Shalom. Our mission continues to be to provide an enriching Jewish learning environment filled with schoolwide programs, field trips, retreats, active learning, mitzvoth, tefillah (prayer) and chessed (kindness).

We ask that you send the 2019-2020/5780 Religious School Registration Forms to us as soon as possible. Like last year, you now have the ability to enroll, pay, and complete Religious School registration on our website: www.oseh-shalom.org. The registration packet includes:

  • Registration Form
  • Tuition Chart

Programs:

Pre-K meets twice a month, on Sundays, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Grades K-2nd meet on Sundays, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Grades 3rd-6th meet on Sundays, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. and midweek cyber-tutoring

  • ShalomLearning: ShalomLearning includes classroom and online components, as well as one-on-one tutoring. On Sundays, students learn about Jewish traditions, values, and history through classroom lessons that incorporate technology-based instruction. During the week, students work independently on learning Hebrew and prayers through self-paced online lessons. Once-a-week, students will meet with their classroom teacher via, Skype, Google Hangouts, or  FaceTime to reinforce their independent learning.

Grade 7 is our B’nei Mitzvah Prep class. It meets on Sundays, 9:00-11:30 a.m. and mid-week cyber tutoring.

  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah Prep: This Hebrew class will focus on trope and Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation. The teacher will work with the entire class on required Saturday morning prayers and trope. Individual lessons will also be conducted on each student’s parsha. The Judaics class will be based on the Parasha Project. Students will learn about their Parasha and perform mizvot throughout the year.

Upper School:

Grades 8th-12th will meet on alternate Sunday’s from 10:50 – 11:30 am. Students will participate in their Madrichim duties and then attend class during the last time block in the Teen Lounge.

  • TeenConnect – This program meets the first and third Sunday of the month, plus several additional weekend outings. The purpose of the organization is to provide a hands-on learning environment where teens can actively participate in Jewish life as they progress to adulthood.
  • Upper School Torah Study – This class meets the second and fourth Sunday of each month. It is designed for students who desire a more academic atmosphere. Students will delve into the Torah, learn commentary from the great Rabbis throughout history, and discuss/debate the modern relevance to central parashah themes.
  • Our Madrichim Program (Teacher’s Aid) provides an opportunity to learn valuable leadership skills, while staying connected to the synagogue.

All Students will participate in learning outside the classroom. Jewish education is not meant to stop at the classroom door. It is meant to be lived and applied to all aspects of our lives. Therefore, student participation is expected in our key programs.

  • First Friday Family Services will be held at 7:30 pm on the first Fridays of the month. There is an earlier 6pm service for those who have earlier bedtimes. Attendance is required for students in 3rd through 7th grade.
  • Students and families will also attend Oseh Experience events. These include holidays, Friday evening services and Saturday morning services. These events incorporate prayer services, learning, fun and social action. Dates for The Oseh Experience can be found on the school calendar.
  • Each class will also host one Kabbalat Shabbat where families will be able to gather for a potluck dinner and then attend services led by the students. Dates for Kabbalat Shabbat are:
    • December 6 5th Grade
    • February 7 3rd/4th Grade
    • March 6 2nd Grade
    • April 18 6th/7th Grade
    • May 1 K-1st Grade/ Kabbalat Torah
    • May 29 Confirmation/ Graduation

I wish all families a wonderful and relaxing summer.  Come out to services over the summer, potlucks and BBQ and Barchu on August 2.