V’Shinantam L’vanechah – And you should teach your children diligently… Deut. 6:7
We appreciate the honor and privilege of teaching your children, and value the importance of partnering with parents in creating meaningful Jewish learning experiences. Therefore, we have a number of programs woven through the curricular year that involve parents and children learning together:
Class Shabbatonim: During the year each class has the opportunity to celebrate Shabbat and engage in family learning; we call it a “Shabbaton.” This year, the theme for the Shabbatonim will be “His Story, Her Story, Our Story” – parents and their children will together study a parsha (Torah portion), and retell the story by creating a torn paper midrash for each portion. These interpretations will be used to create a new community Torah for the Religious School. In addition, the students will prepare for their participation in the Shabbat morning service. Following the service, the families always enjoy a festive Kiddush lunch together.
Lifelong Learning Programs: Throughout the year, parents and our high school students will be able to participate in various and engaging learning opportunities on a Sunday morning from 10:00–11:45 a.m. This year’s programs include
lectures by our rabbi and guest speakers on a variety of topics:
- “Antisemitism: History and Today” with Dr. Herb Caron and Lee C. Shapiro, Regional Director of the American Jewish Committee,
- “BDS on College Campuses” with Dr. Peter Haas,
- “Congregational Leadership” with our Temple Board Members, and “Inclusiveness in Jewish Texts and Practice” with Rabbi Lader.
School-wide Assemblies: During the course of the year, we have a number of opportunities for our students to share what they are learning in their classes. We gather together in school-wide assemblies, and encourage all parents to attend.
We look forward to and value your input as we develop our programming. Please feel free to contact our Educator, Debbie Chessin, with your questions and suggestions. firstname.lastname@example.org 216-941-8882 (Office)