Religious School Philosophy

Reform Jewish education responds to the child's intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical needs.

We believe that our school should give our students:

  • a sound foundation of knowledge about Jewish history, literature, customs, ceremonies, and prayers,
  • opportunities to explore the spiritual, intellectual, and affective aspects of religion and tradition, and
  • “hands-on" experiences of Jewish life and learning.

Our educational program works to foster deep knowledge of and sense of responsibility toward Judaism and a commitment and connection to Jewish life and community. Our goals include:

To Teach our Students to:
  1. Participate fully in Jewish community life.
  2. Strive to create a balance of Talmud Torah, Avodah, and Gemilut Chasadim (Jewish learning, Jewish living, and Jewish caring).
  3. Develop positive, celebratory experiences and memories with Judaism.
  4. Learn and practice the values, rituals, and prayers of Judaism.
  5. Delve into the stories and history of the Jewish people.
  6. Approach Jewish living as active, joyous participants.
  7. Decode Hebrew and gain contextual understanding of Torah and prayer.
  8. Understand and practice tikkun olam (acts of social justice).
  9. Be responsible and caring members of our congregation, K'al Yisrael (the Jewish people) and the broader community in which we live.

We are committed to the highest standards of curriculum planning, teacher training, and education programming. 

 

Religious School Calender

Questions? Terri Snavely, Education Administrative Assistant,
513-793-2997 or
tsnavely@wisetemple.org.