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Our Religious School

Our Philosophy

At Beth Shir Shalom learning is a joyous exploration, filled with curiosity, personal discovery, and possibility for change.  Education is an interactive process and only through asking questions can our children learn, make Judaism a meaningful part of their lives, and enrich our traditions in creative ways. A central part of our approach is to encourage inquiry in all aspects of our Jewish heritage.

Our teachers are positive Jewish role models who bring invaluable resources to our students and their families. These caring individuals dedicate themselves and nurture our children’s spirit. Our curriculum and programming are designed to empower students to comfortably and proudly participate in Jewish life. Our children take their studies home and create relevance.  In our studies and activities we frequently come back to a touch stone of tikun olam, or healing the world.  

We look forward to your partnership in building a strong Jewish future. Our programs for teens, including Club 78, BeShTY and Confirmation, encourage them to explore personal and social issues within a Jewish context. The ongoing Adult Education classes compliment the children’s Judaic studies and are offered throughout the week.

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What is JELLI?

Beth Shir Shalom is proud to be the home of the Jewish Experiential Living and Learning Initiative, aka JELLI. Our program meets virtually Sunday mornings, with an optional Hebrew support on Tuesdays for grades 3-6.  The curriculum is a hands-on, project-based approach filled with opportunities for children to discover, create, build, and own their Jewish experiences.

At the BSS Religious School, Judiasm is explored through shared experiences, music, art, literature and core values that generate connection and community. We empower our learners to use their Jewish foundation to make wise, informed choices and become better people who make the world a better place.

Jewish Education is life education at Beth Shir Shalom. Our students discover Jewish knowledge helps them find their better selves.

For more information contact Religious School Director, Elana Mabashov.