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Bet Shalom Religious School

About Us

We believe that learning is about so much more than the acquisition of knowledge and strive to create an experience where students feel connected to their peers, teachers, clergy, and synagogue community. Our Religious School is committed to providing a safe, warm, and fun learning environment for children ages 3-18.

Students who participate in our program will:

– Love being Jewish and find meaning in Jewish learning and ritual.
– See the synagogue as a place where they can build a base knowledge about Judaism and explore answers to their ever-developing questions about God, Torah, Israel, Jewish tradition, and its relevance to our lives today.
-Create connections and relationships with other students and families in order to build a vibrant community with whom to celebrate Shabbat, other Jewish holidays, and life cycle events together.
-Embrace a sense of obligation to make the world a better place by learning about Jewish values in the classroom and going out in our community to live those values.
-Develop a love for the Hebrew language by learning the foundational skills and vocabulary to confidently engage in American Jewish life and learning.
-Express a connection with Am Yisrael (the People of Israel), Eretz Yisrael (the land of Israel), and Medinat Yisrael (the State of Israel) historically and in modern times.

We openly welcome interfaith families who are raising their children as Jews and offer support to all parents as we work together as partners in the endeavor of Jewish Education.

For more questions about our Religious School program, or to register, please contact Ali King at ali.king@betshalom.org or at 952-426-6649.

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2021-2022 School Year Information

Religious School information 2021-2022
Is your family interested in enrolling in our Religious School? Do you know someone else who is looking for a fun, Jewish learning environment for their children? Enrollment is open now for Bet Shalom Religious School!
Contact our Religious School Assistant Director, Ali King, for registration information (952-426-6649 or ali.king@betshalom.org).
Reminder for Bet Shalom families that enrolled in Religious School last year:
Check your email inbox for an email with the subject “2021-2022 Student and Enrollment Information” and reply with any updates by June 21, 2021.

Overview

We are so excited for the 2021-2022 Religious school Year. The curriculum and structure allows us to do the following:

-Plan, implement, and deliver high-quality core curriculum.
-Enjoy Jewish music and prayer through Shira.
-Build a foundation for the Hebrew language through “Hebrew Through Movement” setting the stage for successful Hebrew decoding.
-Offer Chugim classes which will allow students to explore multiple areas of Jewish life through activities such as cooking, art, book clubs and modern hebrew, to name a few.
-Create an environment where students can continue to build relationships with their Jewish peers.
-Learn to read Hebrew fluently through the 5th-7th grade years through our Hebrew Book Camp and Prayer work.
-Prepare for B’nai Mitzvah through trope lessons with the Cantor, our B’nai Mitzvah cohorts, and 1:1 tutoring.

Structure:

Preschool-2nd Grade: Sunday mornings 9-11:30.
3rd-7th Grade : Sunday mornings 9-11:30 and Wednesday afternoon 4:30-6:30

8th-12th Grade: Wednesday afternoon 4:30-6:30

Preschool-12th Grade Chugim: All preschool-12th graders will choose from a series of Chugim (elective-style) classes to take during their religious school session.

5th-7th Grade B’nai Mitzvah Prep Classes: Students in these grades will participate in courses related to Hebrew decoding and B’nai Mitzvah preparation. Depending on when B’nai Mitzvah dates occur, students will be assigned a course such as Hebrew Prayer Reading, Hebrew Boot Camp, Trope, or a B’nai Mitzvah cohort.

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