TAS Religious School
Temple Ahavat Shalom’s Religious School combines a progressive and interactive program with a nurturing school environment to provide a foundation in Reform Judaism for Kindergarten through 7th grade students. Our goal is to give students a well-rounded, balanced Jewish education that exposes them to religious and cultural aspects that make Judaism relevant and meaningful to their everyday lives. Primary school students (grades K-3) attend class once a week and learn a variety of topics including: Synagogue objects and skills, Bible stories, Mitzvot, God and Jewish holidays. In addition to classroom activities, students participate in school-wide holiday celebrations, family education programs and a weekly music and Israeli dance program. Students in grades 4-7 attend class twice a week as part of the Hebrew School program, which encompasses both Judaic and Hebrew components. The Judaic curriculum includes a variety of topics: Jewish Life Cycles, Torah, Israel and the Holocaust. The Hebrew curriculum focuses on reading Hebrew in the context of prayer. Each class also participates in family education programs, field trips, retreats, and school-wide celebrations. An additional component to the 7th grade curriculum is B’nai Mitzvah training. Training includes four elements: private tutoring with one of our highly skilled tutors, meeting with the Cantor, one-on-one sessions with a Rabbi and a comprehensive Mitzvah Project where students are encouraged to turn their learning into action.