We want Jewish learning and culture to expand beyond our walls. That’s why we offer many opportunities for parents to be a part of the experience – at school, home, and during Shabbat and holidays.
Once a year, parents experience a typical day at Religious School. They join their children in morning tefillah, sing along in a music session with the student cantor, and participate in a hands-on activity such as creating a picture of a personal Midrash story. The experiences of this special day help parents support classroom learning in their own homes.
On the first Friday of every month our rabbi leads a family friendly Shabbat service featuring songs children love and Torah discussions they can relate to. We sooth grumbling small tummies with a tasty snack before the service everyone -children, families, and congregants- enjoys a relaxing pot luck Shabbat dinner afterwards.
Each semester Rabbi Goodman hosts a seminar for parents of Religious School students. Together they focus on a selected topic that goes to the heart of what it means to create a Jewish home and raise a child in Jewish teaching and tradition. Stimulating discussion about topics such as “The December Dilemma” and “Theology of the High Holy Days: How Heavy Is It?” provide food for thought and an opportunity for moms and dads to connect and support each other. A tasty spread of bagels, cream cheese, hot coffee and more fuels the discussion.
For the 2016-17 Religious School Parent Handbook click here.