Religious School 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.
- ShalomLearning: The ShalomLearning program 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.
Grades 6th and 7th are divided into two Hebrew sections (Bar/Bat Mitzvah Prep and Shaharit).
- 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. (Individual sessions will occur through pull out meetings during Sunday School) The Judaics class will be based on the Parasha Project. Students will learn about their Parasha and perform mizvot throughout the year.
- Shaharit (non B’nei Mitzvot Year): This Hebrew class will focus on prayers from the Saturday morning service. Emphasis will be placed on proper prayer pronunciation and deeper prayer meaning/connections. These students will also participate in the ShalomLearning program and have one-on-one midweek tutoring.
Grades 8th-12th will meet on alternate Sundays 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 – The TeenConnect program meets the first and third Sunday of the month, plus one Saturday evening. 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.
- To encourage families to participate in Shabbat services, Family Services will be held at 7:30 pm on the first Fridays of the month. The services are more kid-friendly and include a special Tot Shabbat service for children in kindergarten and younger. Attendance is required for students in 3rd through 7th grade.
- Students and families will attend The Oseh Experience (formerly B’Yachad) events. These will include holidays, Friday evening services and Saturday morning services. The religious school is partnering with the education and religious committees to create Shabbat and holiday events that 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 class meal and then attend services led by the students.
- Community and leadership building are an integral part of Oseh Shalom’s Religious School focus. For this reason, all students will be invited to several field trips during the school day and special after-school extended programs.