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What makes our Religious School at Congregation Shir Shalom so special?

We believe it is the relationships our students make as part of our Religious School. Our strong bonds among teachers, parents, students and clergy all meld to reinforce the shared goals of our school and congregation. Teaching and learning is fun and meaningful for all because of these strong connections, a sense of community and purpose. Our students and families not only learn Jewish traditions, culture and Hebrew but develop lifelong friendships. Small class size helps us get to know our students in a very personal way. Our emphasis on student and family programming that values relationships makes us unique.


Religious School

Program Options

Grades K-1: (Choose one)
Thursdays 4:15-6:00 pm (includes service/music)
Sundays 10:15-12:00 pm (includes service/music). Space limited.

Grades 2-3: (Choose one)
Thursdays 4:15-6:00 pm (includes service/music)
Sundays 9:00-10:45 am (includes service) Space limited.

Grades 4-6:
Sundays 9:00 am-12:00 pm (includes service/music)

Enrichment Day Option: no additional fee - combined grade classes (includes service/music)
Grades K-2, Wednesdays 4:15-6:00 pm
Grades 3-4, Wednesdays 4:15-6:00 pm
Grades 5-6, Wednesdays 4:15-6:00 pm

Grade 7 (B'nai Mitzvah): 2 days/week plus tutoring 
Wednesdays 4:15-6:00 pm (includes service/music) and Sundays 10:15 am-12:00 pm (includes service/music) and
24 half-hour private B'nai Mitzvah tutoring sessions - arranged individually
Note: Attendance required at a minimum of twelve Friday and/or Saturday Shabbat services

Confirmation I & II: Grades 8 & 9: 5:30-6:15 pm, includes weekly pizza dinner.
Note: Confirmation is a two year program.

Student Mentor Program (SMP) - Teaching Training Program: Tuition $875 cash/check, $900 credit/debit
Grade 9 & up - students enroll
Weekly assistant teaching participation (Sunday, Wednesday or Thursday) plus pedagogy class (year one only), Sundays 9:45-10:15 am

Student Leaders Program (SLP) - Grades 9-12
Individualized leadership/volunteer/aide opportunity
Program participation to be arranged individually

Grade 9 Mentors & Leaders: salaried positions/posts assigned individually,
SMP students continue in grades 10-12 without instructional class to assist teachers or lead classes as instructors

Temple Youth Groups (Grades 8-12): click here for info.

Grades 10-12: Post Confirmation: Tuesdays 6:15-7:30 pm

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