Union for Reform Judaism Member Congregation

Religious School Will Open For 2020-21

“The more Torah, the more life” – Pirkei Avot 2:7

Union Temple Religious School 2020-21/5781: REGISTRATION UPDATE

Jewish Education is an “essential service” that we are fully committed to providing. In this time of great change and uncertainty, our commitment to providing an excellent Jewish educational experience that addresses the social, emotional, spiritual and cognitive needs of each learner is unwavering. Jewish tradition teaches chazak v’nitchazek—we are strong and we will be strengthened by being together, whether physically or virtually.

Union Temple WILL have a robust Pre-K-7 Religious School Program in 2020-21/5781 where our children and families can learn and grow together. The format of that program is still being determined as we assess many variables including emotional and physical safety, space availability in our building, varied learning needs, and budget. Our Jewish values, including pikuach nefesh (the sanctity of human life superseding all else), have and will continue to guide us in decision-making, as will the recommendations and standards set by city and state agencies and the CDC and WHO. Our current reality requires that programs remain flexible and responsive to changing circumstances, and we are exploring options that account for these dynamics while providing consistently accessible and meaningful content.

 

Religious School Registration for 2020-21/5781 will be available later this summer. Please watch your email for further information or email educator@uniontemple.org with questions.