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Message to Parents

Dear Parents,

Thank you for becoming our partners in a lifelong Jewish journey.

We want our students to love learning and to have a good time doing just that. We expect them to learn something new every time they walk into the building, and our goal is to teach them in an engaging, enjoyable way. We will teach your child skills and facts, but we are about so much more than that: we are about Jewish values. We want to help your child understand that as Jews we believe we are partners with God, that each person is created b’tzelem Elohim (in the image of God). We teach our students about empathy—about caring for the “other” or the stranger—remembering that each of us were strangers in Egypt, strangers in a strange land.

We depend upon you, our parents, for supporting what we teach. To that end, we send you weekly emails from the teachers, describing what is taught in class. Most important, we depend on you for making attendance a priority for your child and ask that whenever possible, your child remain in school for the entire class session.

religious school retreat at camp with torahWe believe that students need friends to fully enjoy the Religious School experience, otherwise they will quit as soon as they are able. To create a sense of connection, we strive to create strong classroom communities, as well as engaging youth group opportunities.  When students share the school experience with friends, this becomes their place, and they are much more likely to remain all the way through high school.

In fact, our school is not merely about training children to become b’nei mitzvah. We have a complete range of programs for students from kindergarten through Grade 12 and encourage you to explore them.

Your child’s Jewish education is a huge and important undertaking, and we welcome your input, your questions, your participation, and your feedback. We care greatly about how you feel things are going and we want to hear from you. 

B’shalom,

Religious School Team