Religious School K - 6

Mission Statement

The mission of the Beth Sholom Religious School is to provide an education which will insure a vibrant Jewish future. We encourage the development of committed, knowledgeable and engaged Jewish children, who, with their families and according to their abilities, joyfully embrace Jewish life. 

Values Statements

1. We value the ability of our children to read Hebrew proficiently, with confidence, and competence.

2. We value an environment and experiences that instill confidence and responsibility through the study of Torah and the observance of mitzvot.

3. We value fostering a love and commitment to Am Yisrael (the People of Israel) Ertz Yisrael (the Land of Israel) and Medinat (the State of Israel). 

4. We value the knowledge and tools that inspire active commitment to Jewish practice and prayer.

 

Religious School Office 215-887-3625

Selma Roffman - Interim Religious School Director; JTC Co-Director sroffman@bethsholomcongregation.org  ext 222

Julie Glass - Director of Congregational Engagement, Youth Director, Rosh Hodesh Coordinator, 215-887-3625 ext 216 jglass@bethsholomcongregation.org 

 

Elementary School

Schedule

Shabbat Experience

THE ARTS IN THE RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

 

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

 

Schedule

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

 

THE ARTS IN THE RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

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 Cabtor Jeffrey Weber

Cantor Jeffrey Weber will be leading Jewish music classes in our Beth Sholom Religious School monthly. From traditional litugry to modern Israeli music, the students learn Hebrew words and phrases through their singing and are connected to Jewish holidays. Most of all, a sense of RUACH is created!

Choir @ 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 Cantor Jeffrey Weberm our talented Hazzan. Choir will meet every Sunday from 10:30 am - 11:10 am in the Bornstein Auditorium. 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 21 at 10:30 am. Parents must have a key fob to enter the building. Fill out the Key Fob paperwork in the office.

Questions: Contact Phyllis Condiotte, ext. 219.

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