Religious School and Hebrew School for 2023-2024 is on Sunday mornings, beginning September 10, 2023 and ending May 19, 2024
Enjoy our end of the year slide show from 2022-2023 for a taste of joyful Jewish living and learning.
Grades 3-7: Sunday Mornings, 8:30 – 9:15 am
Hebrew Options for Students in Grades 3-7:
- Sunday mornings In-Person 8:30-9:15am
- Wednesday afternoons virtual (see registration form for times)
- One-on-one Online (To be arranged in consultation with the rabbi. Additional fees apply)
Pre-registered early drop-off Grades K-2: 8:30 – 9:15am
- Five Grade levels this year: K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-7 and a new program for students in grades 8-12.
- Grades K – 7: Sundays, 9:30am – Noon
- Senior School: Grades 8-12: Twice/month on Sundays, beginning in October, 12:30-2:00 pm; (see registration form for dates)
If you have not yet registered for Religious School, we ask that you do so as soon as possible. This will help us in getting our classrooms set up, updating class lists, and the purchasing of supplies, etc.
We have wonderful new Religious School staff, lead by Rabbi Sobel and Janet Liss, the Religious School Director. We look forward to introducing you to them on September 10th. We selected enthusiastically creative teachers who share our vision of Jewish education and learning. They are equally delighted to connect with your children and can’t wait to bring Judaism and Hebrew to life here at TBS.
We are continuing to utilize Shalom Learning’s inclusive, values-based curriculum which provides well-organized, fun lessons with movement, interaction, and project-based experiences, covering both Judaic and Hebrew education. TBS teachers will expand your child’s connection further with innovative and joyful games and experiments through music, art, cooking, and even Hebrew yoga. Each week you’ll receive a letter from your child’s teacher sharing what they learned and giving you open-ended questions for you to start a meaningful conversation with your child.
Additionally, we will include multiple intergenerational, family educational days throughout the year. The goal is to inspire “joyful Jewish living and learning” for the entire family.
Students in grades 8-12 are invited to apply to be student teachers, madrichim, in our Religious School. This will entail special leadership training and skill-building sessions with Rabbi Sobel and the Religious School Director. Please contact Rabbi Sobel if you are interested: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students with Special Needs
Judaism teaches that each of us is created b’tzelem Elohim, in the image of God, and that each of us is to be valued for our own individual, unique abilities. 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.
August 27, 2023 – OC Educator In-Service (Place tbd)
September 10, 2023 Opening Day of Religious School (RS)
October 1 – RS and first Senior School (SS) session
October 8th RS
October 15th – RS
October 22 – RS, SS
October 29 – RS
Nov 5 – RS, SS
Nov 11 – RS
Nov 19 – RS, SS
Dec 3 – RS, SS and TBS Chanukah Festival “Let’s Gelt Together”
Dec 10 – RS
Dec 17 – RS, SS
Jan 7, 2024 – RS, SS
Jan 21 – RS, SS
Jan 28 – RS
Feb 4 – RS, SS
Feb 11 – RS, SS
Feb 25 – RS
March 3 – RS, SS
March 10 – RS
March 17 – RS, SS
March 24 – RS and Purim Shpiel and Purim Carnival
April 7 – MITZVAH DAY – all TBS wide (including Religious School) – all day
April 21 – RS, SS
April 28 – RS
May 5 – RS, SS
May 19, 2024 – last day of RS, SS
Dates TBD – Grade K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, Senior School and Confirmation Family Erev Shabbat Dinner and Services (dinner, 5 pm; service, 6 pm)