Parent Involvement

KEHILLAH – COMMUNITY!

We strive to create a kehillah kedoshah (sacred community) based on the Jewish values of derech eretz (good manners) and kavod (respect) for others. We seek to provide a safe and sacred space for our children and their families to discover the joys, the values, the knowledge and the tools of Jewish life and living.

HELP YOUR CHILD MAKE CONNECTIONS

Making friends, experiencing community and deepening Jewish identity – these are our goals for each child. Classroom experiences are critical to these goals, but they are not sufficient. Help your child make friends at Temple by taking advantage of the informal opportunities we provide and creating your own.

  • Play Dates: For younger children, after Religious School is a wonderful time to plan play dates. Grab lunch from the Brotherhood with another family and take advantage of our outdoor picnic area, playground and ga-ga pit, or plan an outing or home visit for your child with a friend. Contact information for kids in your child’s grade or your zip code is available on the portal, making it easy to get in touch.
  • Shabbat and Holiday Celebration: When we celebrate together, it strengthens our kids’ connections to the Temple and to one another. And it’s a wonderful way to get to know your child’s friends and their families. Every opportunity for your children to build friendships with their peers at Temple will deepen their comfort and enjoyment in being here.
  • Family Retreat: This interactive Jewish experience with learning, games, prayer, singing and community-building is for kids and adults alike. It’s a tremendous experience for making connections with other Wise Temple families.
  • Social Events: Wise Temple sponsors social events for different grades throughout the year. Watch for more details about these fun and informal programs.
Support Your Child

YOU HAVE THE GREATEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR CHILD'S JEWISH IDENTITY AND GROWTH.

  • Engage in Jewish life as an adult by taking advantage of all the multi-generational learning, worship and social action opportunities at Wise Temple.
  • Notify us of any physical, social or learning difficulties your child may be experiencing. If your child is experiencing difficulties in secular school, s/he will most likely experience similar difficulties in Religious School.
  • While extracurricular activities like sports, music and scouts are important, please place priority on your child’s Jewish education.
  • Help your child attend regularly and arrive on time. There is a direct correlation between attendance and success, interest and attitude, both academically and socially.
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