Religious School

Congregation Shir Shalom’s newly renovated Marshall & Marlene Glickman Center for Jewish Learning is one of Western New York’s largest Jewish Religious Schools. We welcome, respect, and honor families from a variety of religious and cultural backgrounds. It is a place where children build the foundation for a rich Jewish life and form a personal connection with Judaism. It’s where Jewish heritage and culture come alive! Our classes are educational and interactive and led by enthusiastic and passionate teachers. Activities are relevant and engaging and students have fun and want to attend. Congregation Shir Shalom’s school is proud to collaborate with Temple Beth Tzedek, Temple Beth Zion, Y’ad B’Yad, Kadimah School of Buffalo and other community organizations.


    • Grades K through 2 meet on Sundays (9:00 – 11:00am)
    • Grades 3 through 7 meet on Sundays (9:00 – 11:00am) and Tuesdays (4:30 – 6:00pm) hands on and project based learning opportunities integrating G’millut Chassidim,( acts of kindness) Torah, and Avodah (personal connection with God), Hebrew, Jewish culture, and holiday celebrations.

Ganainu/Mishpacha Pre-school Program:

    • an engaging and fun program for 2, 3 and 4 year-olds. 
      This class meets one Sunday per month.

Teen Mussar Program:

    • a program to introduce students to Mussar. Grades 8 through 12 meet one
      Sunday per month. The class is led by Rabbi Alex and open to students in
      other congregations. Students are strongly encouraged to further their connection
      to Judaism by participating in Hebrew High School at the JCC, which meets on Wednesday evenings.

The Mercaz Limmud (Study Center)

    • is a pioneer program for affording students excellent opportunities for one to one
      Hebrew enrichment and/or remediation.

The Spivack Youth Library:

    • newly renovated space for students, teachers and parents to enjoy Jewish
      literature and quiet time.

Cultural Arts Program:

    • a rich and diverse program for third grade and above which includes music,
      Israeli dancing, culinary arts, the art of prayer, and other enrichment

Tzedek Corp:

    • a hands-on monthly program for 6th and 7th graders affording students the
      opportunity to learn about community based programs that help people. Students
      participate in projects that benefit the people these organizations help.

The Hebrew Reading Crash Course:

    • free five week program offered to parents and adults in the community,
      sponsored by the National Jewish Outreach Program.


Hope Bongiorno
Religious School Director

Last updated: September 3, 2016 at 16:41 pm