Bruchim Habaim (Welcome) Families,
Due to circumstances regarding COVID19, all Religious School classes within the building have been cancelled. This is uncharted territory for us all. I would like to reassure you that our Religious School continues to provide our students with amazing Jewish education via online learning. Most of our teachers are having Zoom classes with their students as well as sending them Jewish activities and videos to help boost their knowledge. We also continue to work on creating community by developing social activities for the students to participate in in-order to interact and see each other on a regular basis. Most recently we held a Virtual Model Seder for Passover in which 90% of our students attended! This is an amazing turnout and it was such a special moment for all involved. Although we will not be meeting over Passover, all students have been invited to participate in a virtual Passover scavenger hunt via Goose Chase. Students have been divided into 3 teams (Frogs. Hail and Locusts) to complete 25 challenges all relating to Passover in one way or another. Students complete each challenge and submit a picture or video of themselves doing said task and earn points for their teams. This game is only live for 7 days, so don’t forget to help your team by participating in challenges before Sunday, April 12 at 2pm.
Stay tuned for more exciting things the Religious School will be doing in the coming weeks.
Thinking of you all and please stay safe and healthy,
Our religious school is run by Education Director, Rachel Mussaf. Our Religious School is dedicated to providing a meaningful Jewish education in a warm atmosphere of community, friendship and learning. Family Education programs are an important part of our curriculum, since Jewish learning is a life long pursuit. Rachel will be pleased to meet with you to answer any questions you might have about our Religious School.
Gan Yeladim (Kindergarten) meets once a month on a Sunday morning 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Grades 1 & 2 meet on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Grades 3-6 meet on Sunday mornings and on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Grade 7 meets on Sunday mornings from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Junior Congregation (Grades 1-7) are offered twice a month.
Our curriculum focuses on Hebrew, prayer skills, Bible, holidays, history, Jewish values, Israel, music and creative arts.
Inclement Weather – In the event of inclement weather, tune into radio station WCOJ, 1420 AM for school closings. We follow the cancellation decisions of the West Chester School District. The Religious School PTO phone chain will be activated. You may also call the synagogue or Religious School office. A message will be left on the machine if the school if closed. If an early decision regarding closing is made, an e-mail will also be sent announcing the closing.
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