Temple’s Torah School: A Dynamic, Inclusive and Welcoming Learning Environment
Temple’s fun and experiential Torah School is not the same “afternoon school” many of us attended as children. Our program makes Jewish learning experiential, exciting and meaningful. The students develop a sense of community and look forward to our weekly classes. Graduates leave our school as knowledgeable, responsible and committed Reform Jews.
Our Torah School offers a dynamic, inclusive and welcoming environment and is open to all families who wish to provide their children with a Reform Jewish education. We also offer countless opportunities for the entire family to engage in learning and celebration at Temple.
Our Torah school meets on Saturday mornings from 10 AM to 12:30 PM. This gives parents the opportunity to attend Shabbat services, (10:15 AM), while their children are in class. We also gather as a community at the end of Torah School each week, from 12:00-12:30 PM, for a joyous, occasionally raucous, Family Service, featuring singing and stories. Following the Family Service, we serve a Kiddush Lunch, which offers the opportunity for both parents and students to socialize over a bagel.
Our curriculum is based on the Reform Movement’s, CHAI: Learning for Jewish Life curriculum, and focuses on the most important concepts of Jewish life: Torah, Avodah, and G’milut Chasadim (Torah, Prayer and Acts of Kindness).
At Torah School, we teach children to:
- Develop a sense of community with their peers,
- Incorporate acts of kindness into daily life,
- Read and pray in Hebrew,
- Interpret Bible stories,
- Celebrate the Jewish holidays,
- Grow into committed and inquisitive Jewish adults.
To learn more about Temple’s Torah School, please contact Rabbi Ellen Greenspan, our Director of Education, at 514-937-3575, ext. 210.
We believe every child should have equal access and opportunity to participate in Torah School. Need help? Contact Rabbi Greenspan if you have any questions.