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Our Religious School

Our Philosophy

At Beth Shir Shalom, we strive to create a nurturing and inclusive environment for every child’s spiritual journey. In the era of information, we have revamped our program to prioritize relationships in a way that helps our students form deep and meaningful connections to their peers, our community, and Jewish life. Our dedicated educators and teen madrichim make this experience possible, and provide our students with positive Jewish role models who make them feel seen, embraced, challenged, and valued.

Our fun and engaging new program celebrates questions, fosters curiosity, and empowers our students to explore our shared tradition. Our relational curriculum encourages critical thinking, creativity, and an open-minded approach to understanding Jewish life and Jewish values. Through interactive discussions, hands-on activities, and immersive experiences, we provide them with tools to engage with their heritage and inspire a love for Jewish life that they will carry with them for the rest of their life.

Our program starts at 8:45 AM with a bagel breakfast and schmoozing. At 9:00 AM we begin shirah (singing) & t’filah (prayer). At 9:30 AM our classes go to their space for ice-breakers & bonding activities followed by an exploration of that week’s Jewish value. At 10:35, the school has hafsakah (break) to socialize and have fun with their friends. At 11:00, kids will choose a rotating elective for the day: Israeli Dance, Art, Cooking, Kids Choir, Torah Comics, Creative Writing, and more. At 11:50, we’ll gather again for our siyyum (closing ritual) and send our kids back into the world connected, fulfilled, and happy.

For more information contact our Interim Religious School Director, Lori Daitch.