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Experiential Jewish Learning

Sunday Morning Religious School

Sunday mornings are one of our favorite times to be at Har Shalom. The campus comes alive with community, conversations, smiles and wonder. Our learning builds each year to help children develop their own thoughts and strengthen their individual and collective Jewish journeys.

What sets our program apart?

  • Experiential curriculum
  • Weekly parent communications
  • T’filot & Shira
  • Interactive Hebrew reading, writing, speaking & decoding
  • Chuggim: dance, special guests, madrichim group times
  • Holiday learning through camp days

Holiday Camp Day Learning

Who doesn’t love Jewish summer camp? We’ve taken a piece of that to engage in camp-style holiday learning. A camp morning includes community building, interactive group learning and a variety of stations that invite critical thinking, “aha” moments, ritual and traditions, Hebrew, middot (values) and social action through art, games, science and interaction. Camp mornings end with a school-wide community shira.

At a glance…

Preschool - 2nd graders enjoy hands-on learning stations, activities, chuggim such as Jewish book buddies, dance, interactive madrichim activities, special guests and weekly rituals they have developed to build a safe learning community and strong friendships.

3rd - 6th graders delve into Jewish history, cultural Israel, values-based learning, Torah and Tanach studies and most of all, feeling comfortable in developing their own questions and sharing their thoughts. Chuggim include Jewish book buddies, dance, madrichim activities, special guests and by 6th grade, occasional walks for “Sidrah Starbucks.”

7th graders embark on a year of active mitzvot learning. Building community is an important part of this year as B’nai Mitzvah students, so all activities connect to that goal. In addition, students engage in deeper study, connections with community members such as the Gabbai, Rabbi and head of the Chevra Kaddisha. 7th graders take field trips connected to mitzvot throughout the year and host their annual Hospitality Dinner, a community favorite.

Our Madrichim Enrichment Program is active, involved and community-oriented. 25% of our students are teens, staying connected through our programs, especially the Madrichim Enrichment Program. Teens work in the kitchen, classrooms, creating programs to share in the classrooms, design camp day stations and learn about values and life through enrichment studies.

Wed, November 22 2017 4 Kislev 5778