Religious School

We welcome, respect, and honor families from a variety of religious and cultural backgrounds. Our school is a place where children build the foundation for a rich Jewish life and for a personal connection with Judaism. It’s where Jewish heritage and culture come alive! Our classes are interactive and led by enthusiastic and passionate teachers. We entered into an exciting collaboration with the Gesher School last year and have welcomed new families into our building. Religious School activities are relevant and engaging; our students have fun and want to attend. Our curriculum is enriched with hands-on and project based learning opportunities. G’millut Chassidim (acts of kindness), Torah, Avodah (personal connection with G-d) holiday celebration, Jewish culture are intertwined into all that we do. We are proud to collaborate with local synagogues, Y’ad B’Yad, Kadimah Academy and other community organizations. Hebrew is taught at every grade level. Students are taught to read, recognize basic Hebrew vocabulary and learn prayers at each grade level.

Ganainu Preschool Program

  • An engaging and fun program for 2, 3, and 4 year-olds. This class meets one Sunday per month and is led by Ashirah Lazarus-Klein.
  • Kindergarten through second grade – meet on Sundays from 9:00am to 11:00 am                                      
  • Grades three through seven meet on Sundays from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and Tuesdays from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Experimental Judiasm – for students in grades 8 through 12, taught by Rabbi Alex Lazarus Klein. This class meets one time per month on Sundays and students will be encouraged to take concepts like Shabbat, Kashrut (Dietary Laws), and Teshuvah (Repentance), and put their own spin on them.
  • Students in grades 8 through 12 are encouraged to participate in Hebrew High, run by the Bureau of Jewish Education. This program meets Wednesday evenings at the JCC on North Forest Road. Registration is sent to families from the Bureau.

Mercaz Limmud (Study Center)

  • Affords students opportunities for 1:1 remediation and enrichment.

The Spivack Youth Library

  • Newly renovated space for students and parents to enjoy Jewish literature and quiet time

Tzedek Corp

  • A hands on monthly program offered to students in 6th and 7th grade giving them an opportunity to learn about programs that help the community
  • Students participate in projects that benefit people these organizations serve.


Chuggim – Cultural Arts and Enrichment Program

A rich and diverse program for third through seventh grade which includes, music, Israeli dancing, culture and Jewish Life Cycle events.

TA or Madrichim – Students in grades eight and above are encouraged to come back to Religious School to assist in the classes. Their assistance is invaluable to our teachers and students and very much appreciated. TA’s are proud to wear their newly designed TA staff t-shirts designed by our very own Alexa Zappia, creator of “Rocks of Unity”.

Last updated: August 29, 2017 at 8:59 am