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Religious School - Starts October 25th 

COVID-19 Precautions: letter to Parents

Religious School at Congregation Beth Sholom

Sunday mornings during the School year from

10 AM – 11 AM

Shalom and welcome to Congregation Beth Sholom’s Religious School for the 2020/21 school year or 5781 of the Jewish calendar. We look forward to seeing all our regular religious school students and welcoming our new students. This is such an unprecedented year for all education institutions including our Religious School. Much like many of the public school districts we have decided to start our education program online. At Congregation Beth Sholom we value providing a meaningful Jewish education for our children. We also value the safety of all our members and friends. So, with these two values in mind the teachers of our Religious School and myself have decided to hold religious school once a week for an hour over Zoom.

We recognize that many children and parents are coping with a new normal of an online education and our goal is to both provide a meaningful education to our children while not overly burdening an already difficult situation. As a compassionate community we hope to offer support and a meaningful social outlet for our children where they can both learn about Judaism and enjoy being part of our Jewish community.

We would like to start Religious School on October 25th at 10 a.m. We will begin with a story led by Rabbi Abram, then we will break up the Zoom session into multiple Zoom classes where each child can spend time with their religious school teacher and fellow classmates. We plan to dismiss everyone at 11 a.m. We we plan to use this format for at least the fall semester.

Thank you so much for your flexibility and resilience. We look forward to offering a meaningful, supportive, and helpful program. We welcome any feedback or thoughts that you have to offer that will make our program more successful.

This year since there is no need for in person registration if you are interested in returning or starting our Religious School program you email us at beth.sholom.rs@gmail.com and list which children will being joining us this year. If you are starting our Religious School for the first this year we will email a registration packet back to you to fill out.

This year we are going to have a lot of fun discovering what it means to be Jewish and practice Judaism.  Just like last year, students will be divided into five classes: Mini-Wizards (Kindergarten & 1st grade), Wizards 1 (2nd & 3rd grades), Wizards 2 (4th & 5th grades), Mitzvah Wizards (6th & 7th grades), and Teen Wizards (post B’nei Mitzvah). All classes will meet every Sunday that religious school is in session.

Weekday Hebrew School is still TBD, but we will update everyone as soons as we know more.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at beth.sholom.rs@gmail.com We are looking forward to an exciting year.

Thu, October 22 2020 4 Cheshvan 5781