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.
As we near the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are planning for 2021/2022. Torah School will meet on Saturday mornings from 10 AM to 11:30 AM outdoors in Westmount Park. In the event of inclement weather, classes will take place on Zoom. We will follow the advice of our medical advisors, and will resume meeting in-person when they tell us it is safe to do so.
New for 2021-22: In an effort to offer the most flexible program possible to meet the changing needs of our families, it will now be possible for students in Grades 3 through 6 to participate in only the Judaica portion of our program, only the Hebrew portion, or both. Hebrew classes (for grades 3 through 5) will be offered on Zoom on Wednesday afternoons.
Our curriculum is loosely based on the Reform Movement’s, CHAI: Learning for Jewish Life curriculum, and focuses on the most important concepts and values of Judaism and Jewish life.
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.