Religious School

Welcome to the Temple Beth Sholom Religious School! We are a warm and welcoming community, which attracts families from all over Orange County. We pride ourselves on the connections our Religious School and Youth Programs foster. We at TBS hold Jewish learning, worship, and community as central values. We take full advantage of our Southern California temple campus, frequently extending the walls of our classrooms to include our expansive outdoor spaces. Our teachers are capable educators, who delight in mixing formal and informal Jewish educational techniques to help bring each of our learners to Torah.

We know things are strange right now and feel the need now, more than ever, to embrace our community. Our teachers and staff are here for our students! During this challenging time of COVID-19 restrictions, our program will be online until further notice. Sunday mornings, Kindergarten through 7th grade will meet online from 9:30 to 11:30 am.  Third through seventh grade will participate in small group, level-based Hebrew pods, online Monday or Tuesday afternoons (based on level and family availability). Our 8th through 12th grade students will also meet online Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00.

Our Religious School program has multiple components – each grade level, K-8, has a core Judaic curriculum with the following themes:

KinderPlace, Space and Me.
1st GradeBlessings of the Jewish Family
2nd GradeJourneys
3rd GradeLiving Jewish Values
4th GradeJewish Peoplehood
5th GradeThe Jewish Cycle of Life
6th GradeHoly Community and History
7th GradeProphets; Past, Present, Future
8th GradeTzedakah Board

All of our students participate in music and regular Hebrew and T’fillah enrichment. Our grade-level curricula are enhanced by all-school family holiday celebrations, mitzvah projects.

Students with Special Needs: Jewish heritage teaches that each of us is created B’tzelem Elohim, in the image of God, and that each of us is to be valued. Guided by this tradition, the Temple Beth Sholom Religious School will act with sensitivity and work to the best of its ability to provide a positive experience for every child. Accommodations and support, in collaboration with parents, will be implemented within our means and within the structure of our program on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Johannah Sohn to discuss these options.