Religious School FAQ

 
Who is the school for?
When do classes meet?
When does Midweek Hebrew meet?
When should my child start Religious School?
What are the Hebrew program goals?
What is taught in the Judaica program?
Will our children attend Services?
Is there a fee or tuition for religious school?
How do I enroll my child in the Temple Shalom Religious School?


Who is the school for?

Temple Shalom Religious School is designed for students of our members in Kindergarten–Twelfth Grade. We have a monthly Tots Academy program for parents and 2-4 year olds. Click here for our Religious School 2021-2022 brochure.

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When do classes meet?

Kindergarten through Seventh grades meet Sunday from 9:30am to Noon.

Our High School Next Dor program for students in 8-12 grade meets on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons, Sunday evenings at the Rabbi’s house and a few Saturday nights at our favorite BBQ place. See our calendar for specific dates!

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When does Midweek Hebrew meet?

Temple Shalom Midweek Hebrew offers two options:

3rd through 6th Grades

  • In person classroom: Wednesdays 5:00pm-6:00pm at Temple Shalom, 6930 Alpha Rd, Dallas, 75240
  • Online learning in small groups (day/time determined by group)

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When should my child start Religious School?

Religious School begins in Kindergarten. If you join our congregation with an older child, we encourage you to begin Religious School as soon as you join the congregation.

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What are the Hebrew program goals?

For students in third through sixth grade, we offer a worship-based curriculum that will prepare learners to comfortably participate in Reform Jewish prayer services. This program is also designed to prepare B’nei Mitzvah students to lead services in our congregation.

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What is taught in the Judaica program?

We offer learning programs for students in kindergarten through seventh grade on Sunday morning that create wonder and joy through the exploration of Jewish traditions. We strive to provide a meaningful and positive Jewish learning experience for every student based on individual abilities. During their years in our programs, learners will be provided with a variety of experiences that enable them to create personally meaningful connections to Judaism by engaging, in hand-on ways, with:

During their years in our school our students will study:

  • God
  • Torah and texts
  • Holidays
  • Israel
  • Jewish Values, including G’milut Chasadim and Tikkun Olam
  • Worship
  • Mitzvot
  • Holocaust
  • Jewish Sages, Heroes and Prophets
  • And SO MUCH MORE!

In our Next Dor program (8th-12th grades) learning focuses on deepening connections to Jewish texts and traditions in order to empower learners to use these tools to navigate our chaotic world. 

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Will our children attend services?

Learners in grades K-7 participate in Tefilah/services weekly and on Sundays, deeply exploring the prayer book so that they develop familiarity and comfort with prayer and praying.

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Is there a fee or tuition for religious school?

There are fees for religious school as well as Tots Academy, B’nei Mitzvah and Confirmation/Graduation. Please contact the Lifelong Learning Office for specific information.

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How do I enroll my child in the Temple Shalom Religious School?

Temple Shalom Religious School is limited to the children of members of Temple Shalom. To enroll your child, simply call our main office to request Belonging Information or click here. Our Executive Director, Steve Lewis, will be happy to assist you with all of the financial information. A separate online Religious School Registration Form, including a comprehensive health form, must be submitted to the Lifelong Learning Office.

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