West End Temple’s Religious School strives to encourage a strong Jewish identity. It enables children to learn about their Jewish heritage, history, and traditions through the five senses, art, and music. Because Jewish education is a life-long journey, we believe that the journey should be meaningful, challenging, and inspiring. Most importantly, we believe that it should start early.
Overview: The multifaceted curriculum of our school builds upon a student’s previous Jewish learning experiences while introducing new concepts and experiences appropriate to the student’s development. Each grade cluster has a specific focus integrated with Torah study, Bible, History, Holidays, Israel, Life Cycle, Jewish Values, and Mitzvot. Students are invited to think about God’s role in their lives as well as their own and their family’s connection to West End Temple and the Jewish community. Students read Jewish texts, participate in Tzedakah/mitzvah projects, and explore Judaism through music and the arts.
Religious School meets from 10am to 12pm on Sundays. Occasionally during the year, we have Shabbat B'Yachad on Saturday mornings (and do not meet on Sunday mornings those weekends.) Parents are invited to join their children at 11:15am for Shabbat morning Tefillah, followed by a Kiddush luncheon sponsored by Religious School parents.
Please see our Calendar for more scheduling information. Religious School begins Sunday, September 15 at 10am. Please pre-register by calling or emailing our office to receive registration materials.