Religious School Programs Overview
The Terri A. Ginsburg Religious & Hebrew School educates and cultivates our students to enable them to thrive as Jewish individuals.
SHABBAT B’YAKHAD (preschool-5th grade)
Shabbat B’Yakhad meets on Saturday mornings in 2 sessions:
First Session – 8:30am to 10:15am
Second Session – 10:45am to 12:30pm
At the beginning of first session and the end of second session, Rabbi Whinston, Cantor Hayut, and/or Rabbi Alter lead a 20-minute Jewish worship experience for grades 1-5. All students regularly visit our Library and enjoy a Jewish music class.
UPPER SCHOOL (6th - 12th grades)
Upper school meets Sunday evenings from 6-7pm (for now, we will not be having the communal pizza dinner). The students enjoy learning in a relaxed atmosphere. Curricula includes Sacred Reading, Teen Transitions, Tzedakah, Memory and History, Confirmation for 9th and 10th graders, and 11/12th grade seminars.
HEBREW SCHOOL (3rd-6th Grades)
TBE’s Hebrew School educates students to engage more fully in Jewish worship and prepares them to become B’nai Mitzvah. Students in grades 3-6 participate in Hebrew School, meeting once per week, either Sunday in person from 3:30-4:40pm or 4:20-5:30pm, or Wednesday online in 30 minute sessions from 4:30-6:30pm.
MADRIKHIM PROGRAM (9th-12th grades)
Madrikhim serve as classroom assistants in our preschool and elementary school classes. They enrich our school by providing teachers with extra help and serving as role models for younger students. Ninth graders can participate in madrikhim training, preparing them to become teacher assistants or office aides in our school. 10th-12th grade work in the Saturday Religious School classrooms and/or the Sunday or Wednesday Hebrew School classrooms.
BAR/BAT MITZVAH TUTORING
Approximately one year before the Bar or Bat Mitzvah date, Cantor Hayut will meet with the student and parents to give the student his/her portion and materials and provide information about private Bar or Bat Mitzvah tutoring. The family then contacts a tutor and sets up a schedule for tutoring. Over the course of study with the tutor, all students will have several appointments with Cantor Hayut and Rabbi Whinston.
The library is an integral part of the Religious School curriculum, used both by teachers and students. Each class visits the library multiple times each semester. Please note that books have a two-week loan period. You can call to renew at 665-4744 x 237 or click here to email Clare, our Librarian. There are many volunteer opportunities for parents. Please come in to browse during Saturday or Sunday Religious School.