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What is Nisayon?

In our Sunday Religious School program (Grades preK-6) we help students to see the world through a Jewish lens. We also offer ways for parents to participate in their child’s education through family programs and holiday celebrations. Each year is filled with special events that translate Jewish learning into opportunities for Jewish celebration and growth.

Due to COVID-19, Rabbi Molly (TBT’s new religious school director) has developed a fun innovative, interactive virtual curriculum so that your child’s Jewish learning can continue from home until it’s safe for classes to meet in person. Classes will be held on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 am.

Our Pre-K to 3rd graders will gather virtually on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 am to discover the holidays, symbols and values of Judaism. In addition, they begin learning the alef-bet and basic Hebrew words associated with the holidays and Jewish life. 

We seek to excite and entice the young Jewish learner by:

  •         Making Jewish friends
  •         Creating Jewish art and music
  •         Preparing & tasting Jewish foods
  •         Learning Hebrew letters, words, and prayers  
  •         Developing a love of Jewish learning
  •         Beginning to build a strong Jewish identity

The 4th to 6th graders continue the process of Jewish learning through Jewish Studies and Hebrew. Students will gather virtually on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 am and also attend online Hebrew classes on Thursday evenings from 6-7 pm. Hebrew classes focus on both reading and comprehension of the liturgy for Shabbat and Holy Days. .

Mifgashim: Our 4th-6th graders have the opportunity to choose their Jewish studies class three times over the course of the year. Options have included: Outside Judaism: Judaism and the Environment, Jewish Cooking, If I lived in Israel, Art, Drama, Music, etc. These are mixed-grade classes where participants can focus on their own interests or learn new skills.

Where do I register my child for Religious School?

Religious School) registration is online. Click here to be directed to our online login. If you are not currently a member, please email contact@templebnaitorah.org.

How much does Religious School cost?

We have reformed our tuition plan to make Religous School more affordable. Families will now pay a fee of $500 for the first child and $250 for each additional child when they enroll their children in our school.

Will Religious School classes be held in person this fall?

Due to COVID-19, Rabbi Molly (TBT’s new religious school director) has developed a fun innovative, interactive virtual curriculum so that your child’s Jewish learning can continue from home until it’s safe for classes to meet in person.

At what age does my child have to start attending Hebrew classes during the week?

In addition to Sunday school classes, families with students in Grades 4-6 are required to register and attend a weekday Hebrew session. This class will be held online this fall on Thursdays from 6-7 pm.

Do I need to be a member to enroll my student in Religious School?

Families with their eldest child in 2nd grade or younger do not need to be members of TBT to enroll in Religious School. To register as a non-member please email Jessica Brumer at jbrumer@templebnaitorah.org.  For all other ages, family membership is required for all.

My child has special needs, dietary restrictions, or a medical condition – what should I do?

There is space on the registration form to describe any special needs, dietary restrictions, or medical conditions your child may have. We urge you to give the school as much information as possible so that we may better serve your child. 

What is the Religious School policy on photos?

We often take photos of classes, programs, or events at Religious School and use them in TBT’s publications on the web or in print. If you DO NOT want your child/children’s photographs to appear on the web or in print please send an email to Jessica Brumer at jbrumer@templebnaitorah.org stating you DO NOT give permission for TBT to use your child/children’s photos.

 

Religious School) registration is online. Click here to be directed to our online form. If you are not currently a member, please email contact@templebnaitorah.org