Current Curriculum & Program Information

 

For the 2017-2018 school year, mark these dates on your calendar!


First Wednesday class for Midweek Hebrew (Grades 3-6) begins on 
Wed., Sept. 6 from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm 

First Evening of Upper School (Grades 7-10) begins on
Wed., Sept. 6 from 6:15 - 8:15 pm 

First Sunday School (Grades K-7) begins on 
Sun., Sept. 10 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tuesday Small Group Hebrew session begins on
Tues., Sept. 12 from 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm (subject to adequate enrollment)**
or 5:25 pm - 6:35 pm (subject to adequate enrollment)** 

Thursday Small Group Hebrew session begins on
Thurs., Sept. 14 from 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm (subject to adequate enrollment)**  
or 5:25 pm - 6:35 pm (subject to adequate enrollment)**

Religious School Scheduling 2017-18

Sunday Classes
Sunday classes for Kindergarten – 7th Grade will meet from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.  We will do our best to honor one (1) mutual placement request for Sunday classes. This placement request must be mutual and in writingAll requests must be submitted by July 31, 2017, to Natacha Myers at [email protected]

If your child would benefit from any accommodations to make his/her learning experience more successful and fulfilling, please contact the Religious School office to schedule a time to discuss.

We will continue with our popular hugim program for Grades 3-6 which we launched this past January.  This program allows students to choose from a selection of experiential tracks which are designed to allow students to explore different ways Judaism can relate to their lives.  We will again offer a variety of options which will allow these students to find their own paths into Jewish life. Look for the hugim sign ups in the fall. 

As part of our focus on developing a foundational knowledge and love of Judaism, our Kindergarten – 2nd Grade classes will continue to explore Torah, mitzvot, holidays, Hebrew, and more through hands-on, engaging activities, including a variety of specialists, such as, music and Israeli Culture. 

Students in 7th Grade will attend Sunday morning classes through January 28th.

Midweek Hebrew
During our Hebrew classes, we will continue to incorporate some of the principles of Hebrew Through Movement, which we launched last year.  By utilizing more movement-based learning, we are aiming to better engage and more efficiently educate the students in the Hebrew language. 

We will again be offering Wednesday Hebrew classes for 3rd – 6th Grades from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm.  For those students who are able and interested, we will open at 4:15 pm and offer snacks and the opportunity to socialize and/or play games with friends until class starts.

Alternatively, Tuesday and Thursday Hebrew Small Group Sessions (3rd – 6th Grades) will meet either from 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm or from 5:25 pm - 6:35 pm each day.  These classes are for students who may benefit from learning in a smaller class environment or students who have a conflict on Wednesday afternoons and will include a short prayer service from 5:25 – 5:40 pm for both Small Groups.  There is a $650 fee in addition to Religious School tuition for these classes and their availability is subject to adequate enrollment for each class.

We also offer one-on-one private tutoring with one of our teachers for students in certain circumstances at a rate of $75/session, which will be billed for 25 sessions at the beginning of the school year.  If choosing this option, please contact the Religious School office to schedule your child’s sessions.

When registering for the Midweek Hebrew, please indicate your choice of class on the registration form.   

Upper School
7th – 10th Graders will meet for classes on Wednesday evenings.  Students are asked to join the congregational minyan at 6:15 pm, followed by dinner at 6:30 pm (provided by CBT) and class from 7:00 – 8:15 pm.

Religious School registration for 2017-2018 has begun! Register by June 15, 2017 to receive the early bird activities and materials fee discount.

Religious School 2016-17 sessions are as follows:

SUNDAY & MIDWEEK CLASS HOURS 

SUNDAY:

Grades K-7

(Grade 7 meets on Sundays through Jan. 31st)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
MIDWEEK:  Hebrew Program, Enrichment & Specials  
 

Wednesday Traditional Class (grades 3-6)  

4:30-6:30 pm          
Lower School

 

**Students in Grades 3-6 with special needs requiring small group sessions or students with conflicts on Wednesday afternoon may sign up for Tuesday OR Thursday afternoon small group sessions. There is a $650 fee in addition to Religious School tuition for these sessions. Please contact the RS Office for grade level specific time slots at 301-299-9751.

  Tuesday or Thursday small group work (Grades 3-6)**

4:30 or 5:25 pm time slot**

  Wednesday (grades 7-10)

6:15 – 8:15 pm 

Upper School*
 *(dinner provided)

                    
Grades K-2 meet once a week on Sundays.
Grades 3-6 meet twice a week on Sunday and Wednesday or attend Tuesday or Thursday small group work (for an additional fee) instead of Wednesday.
Grades 7 meets twice a week, on Sunday* and Wednesday evenings.
Grades 8-10 meet once a week on Wednesday evenings.