At Temple Sinai, we think of students as springs, and we want to change our Religious School program to embody that belief. We want our students to feel empowered to explore the richness of Jewish life and tradition so that they can make Judaism their own.
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Our new Next DOR program will focus on the tools and strategies that we can find in Jewish teachings, rituals, and traditions to solve problems and deal with challenges in our lives. We will have mixed-grade classes (Torah Time & Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grades, 3rd & 4th Grades, and 5th & 6th Grades).
Each chug will focus on a project or challenge that requires students to explore and discover our religion and culture to find possibilities and solutions. At the end of the six or seven week chug, students will have the opportunity to share their learning and projects with the community at large, reminding them that even young people have something to teach.
In addition to offering students more choices in what they learn, we will also have options for more flexible scheduling. With the shorter courses and flexibility in programming, students really can do it all—and have fun doing it!
More information and a full list of chugim will be available in the coming weeks, along with registration information. If you have questions, please call the school at (412) 421-7039, or email Rabbi Gorban or Marilee Glick, Education Director.
We welcome our 4-year-old children to Temple Sinai. We also are very excited to be implementing our new Project Based Learning curriculum. Together with Kindergarten, students will have a revised curriculum for the full year and choose from two + chugim ( course) selections. The main theme for the year is “Our relationship with ourselves.”
Select Sundays, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
3rd-6th Grade Hebrew School:
The sound of Hebrew reading and chanting fills our classrooms on Wednesday afternoons, as our students learn the skills to read prayerbook and Torah Hebrew. In addition to practicing how to recite prayers, students learn key words and phrases and what the prayers mean. The skills students learn in Hebrew School will help them participate in Jewish worship for Bar/Bat Mitzvah and wherever they go for the rest of their lives
Wednesdays, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM