Religious School K - 6


Religious School Office 215-887-3625

Selma Roffman - Interim Religious School Director; JTC Co-Director  ext 222

Julie Glass - Director of Congregational Engagement, Youth Director, Rosh Hodesh Coordinator, 215-887-3625 ext 216 


Elementary School


Shabbat Experience



Beth Sholom Religious School serves children in kindergarten through 6th grade.

Elementary School

  • Gan K, Kindergarten
  • Gan 1, 1st Grade
  • Mehina, 2nd Grade
  • Alef, 3rd Grade *Consecration Year
  • Bet, 4th Grade
  • Gimel, 5th Grade
  • Dalet, 6th Grade



Gan Classes

  • Kindergarten and 1st Grade - Sunday, 9:00 am - 12:15 pm

Elementary Classes

  • Grade 2 - 6  - Sunday, 9:00 am - 12:15 pm and Tuesday, 4:00 - 6;15 pm

Shabbat Morning Yourth Programs (see calendar for dates)

  • Tot Shabbat (ages 1-3) - 10:45 - Noon, One Shabbat Morning per month
  • Mini Minyan (Grades Pre k - 2nd) 10:45 - Noon, One Shabbat Morning per month
  • iDaven - (Grade 3-6), 10:45- Noon, Three Shabbat Morning per month

You may also download a shabbat youth program calendar from the bottom of the page.

Religious School Calendar

Go to bottom of page to download religious school calendar



In addition to our rich classroom curriculum, Beth Sholom Religious School students experience Jewish arts as an integral part of our program. Music and dance are taught by specialists who combine our classroom curriculum with their creative teaching of Jewish culture. Our dance and music classes reinforce the Hebrew and holiday curricula, as well as introduce our children to contemporary Israeli and Jewish music.

Dance With Rak-Dan

Once a month 2nd - 6th grade students participate in Rikuday-Am, Israeli dance classes taught by Don Schillinger. Don is Philadelphia's premier Israeli Folk Dance teacher. The students learn to dance to a rich variety of Jewish music, including traditional horas, modern Israeli music, line dances, children's songs in Hebrew and much more. Children learn to work as a team since many of the dances require working with a partner or with a group. Most of all, the kids love to experience learning through movement.

To download the dance schedule, go to the bottom of this page.

Music With Jay Danzig

Jay Danzig has joined the Religious School to teach Shirah. Jay is a musician and choral director, and a music educator who teaches our children Jewish music at his monthly classes in our school. From traditional liturgy to modern Israeli music, the kids learn Hebrew words and phrases through their singing, a connection to Jewish holidays, and most of all, a sense of RUACH!

Glee Club @ Beth Sholom: Beth Sholom Shira B'yachad (Singing Together)

Beth Sholom B'yachad is a fun music experience for kids in 2nd-6th grades. It will be led by Jay Danzig, acclaimed NYC Jewish Choral Conductor. We will meet every Sunday from 12:15 - 1:15 pm September thru December and 6:15 - 7:15 pm starting January, in the teen lounge. We will learn and love Jewish music and perform throughout the year. No background required! Bring your friends and join the fun. First Meeting: Sunday September 8 @ 12:15 pm. Parents must have a key fob to enter the building. Fill out the Key Fob paperwork in the office.

Questions? Contact Julie Glass 215-887-3265 ext. 216



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