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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. 

Click for the 2018 Parent Handbook.

Rabbi Keren Gorban has developed an innovative Jewish learning program using the model of Problem-Based Learning (PBL).

The premise of PBL is that, as adults, we usually spend our days identifying problems or challenges and figuring out how to solve or manage them efficiently and effectively. Sometimes we get advice from others, do research to find the best answers, or test our ideas. Through that process of research and experimentation, we learn what to do and what not to do, and that information sticks in our minds, especially if we makes mistakes and learn the hard way.

We will have mixed-grade classes (Torah Time & Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grades, 3rd and 4th Grades, and 5th and 6th Grades).

While our Torah Time & Kindergarten students will have a PBL curriculum that covers the full year, our 1st–6th Grades will choose which courses (called chugim) they want to take three times during the school year. Each chug will allow them to explore answers and solutions to overarching questions through different lenses and themes. Questions include: How can we bring holidays, mitzvahs, Jewish symbols into our lives? What do I want my Jewish home, family, and community to look & feel like? How do I bring God and holiness into my life and into my community? and What is my responsibility to the world around me?

If you have questions, please call the school at (412) 421-7039 or email:
Rabbi Keren Gorban
RabbiGorban@TempleSinaiPGH.org

Marilee Glick, Education Director
Marilee@TempleSinaPGH.org

Debbie Haber, School Administrator
DHaber@TempleSinaiPGH.org

Thu, November 21 2019 23 Cheshvan 5780