Our goal at Temple Ohav Shalom Religious School is to build a community of Life Long Jewish Learners. We welcome all families into our community, and encourage students and families to make connections with each other both in and out of the classroom. In the classroom our teachers engage the students in Jewish learning about Torah, Hebrew, Tikkun Olam (the repair of our world), Jewish history, Jewish identity, art, music and much more. Beyond the classroom, we engage our families and develop community through family programming where we invite parents to join their children in Jewish learning, in opportunities for parents to learn on their own, and with First Friday dinners and services.
By attending Shabbat and holiday worship services students are learning to become a part of our congregational community, learning the prayers and songs we sing during services and reinforcing their Hebrew. There are many different opportunities to celebrate Shabbat at Temple Ohav Shalom, starting with the youngest learners at Tot Shabbat, school age students at Family services and every one of our Friday evening and Saturday morning services are appropriate for families to join the congregation in prayer. Throughout the year we have many special holiday programs for entire families to enjoy.
By strengthening faith in God, a love of Torah and the identification with Israel and the Jewish people, we are striving to build our community of life long learners who possess the skills, information and values that give meaning and joy to a fulfilling Jewish life. Our education program embraces a variety of learning and engaging activities and experiences, which encourage children and adults to follow the goal of life long Jewish education and commitment.
School News & Updates
What an exciting year we have ahead of us! This year we kick off a yearly education theme. For 2018-19, it’s Derek Eretz! We will be exploring how we interact with others in this world, as viewed through a Jewish lens. We are also excited about the introduction of JCAFE – our new 11th and 12th grade program! During the year, we are going to have opportunities for parents to come and be a part of the school day. We are also continuing our partnership with JLine for our 8th through 10th graders. It’s going to be a great year, and we can’t wait for the learning journey to begin!
There are always opportunities for parents and congregants to volunteer with the Religious School. Please contact the Religious School if you would like to help out.
The religious School semester at Temple Ohav Shalom begins on September 10th, 2017, and is held on Sundays from 9:30am – 12pm for grades K-10 (note that we will also be adding programs for grades 11 & 12). Hebrew School begins September 26th, 2017 and is held Tuesdays from 5:45pm-7:30pm. Remember to check the Temple Calendar each week to confirm when classes are being held.