The Jane Fishman Grinberg Religious School, is comprised of the Morton S. Rose Primary Department Gan (Kindergarten) and Aleph (1st grade) plus Bet (3rd grade) through Heh (5th grade).
- Sundays - 9:45 AM to 1:00 PM (for students not enrolled in our full-day kindergarten)
Aleph (1st Grade) through Heh (5th Grade)
- Sundays - 9:45 AM to 1:00 PM
- Tuesdays - 4:00 PM to 6:15 PM
Our goals and objectives of the curriculum are to produce Jews who:
- Express pride in their heritage, are excited about being Jewish and practice Jewish traditions.
- Enthusiastically support and participate in the life of our synagogue, their Jewish community and their community at large.
- Are familiar with the rituals and customs associated with Shabbat and the holidays.
- See themselves as an important link in the chain of Am Yisrael (the people of Israel).
- Understand the nature of prayer, are comfortable with the prayer book, and participate in Tefillah (Prayer) with Kavanah (feeling).
- Can explain and live by the important values and mitzvoth that have guided Jews for millennia.
- Value the place of Hebrew in Jewish tradition.
- Affirm their historic bond to the Land of Israel; visit Israel and work for its well-being.
The Shabbat Experience
The Shabbat Experience is an essential part of our curriculum. Attending a Shabbat service in the synagogue provides students an opportunity to share in one of the most beautiful and meaningful traditions in the Jewish religion. It allows students to build synagogue skills that will serve them well as adults. Students in grades 3-5 are required to attend at least 10 Shabbat services at Har Zion Temple during the school year.
- Junior Congregation
Every Shabbat morning, while Religious School is in session, Junior Congregation is held for students in grades K through 7 at 10:30 AM in the Dogole Chapel. This Shabbat service is interactive and involves student participation.
- Kids Congregation
Every Shabbat morning, while Religious School is in session, Kids Congregation is held for children ages 2 to 5 and their parents in the Benjamin Levin Room.
Highlights of the Religious School Program include:
- School-wide Tefillah (prayer service) on Sunday mornings, with increasing participation with each grade, combined with learning the meaning and reading of prayers culminating leading a Shabbat service during Gimel Consecration and a Friday night service in Dalet. Heh Students prepare a theme-based Shacharit service where they receive their Etz Hayim Humash.
- Hebrew Reading & Project Read
- Torah Study
- Family Programming
- Elementary & Middle School students choose from a variety of chugim/clubs ranging from choir, current events, conversational Hebrew, student council and book club.
- Several days throughout the year are devoted to school-wide, Tikkun Olam, service events.