Philosophy and Curriculum
At Temple Beth Sholom Religious School we strive for a curriculum that will challenge the children and provide them with a sense of pride in Judaism. Our students are taught to question their learning and become critical thinkers through active participation. Our curriculum is an integration of Torah, Jewish History, Holidays, Laws and Customs, Hebrew and Israel. Our philosophy is to combine learning with action. We believe that to teach Mitzvot meaningfully, the children should practice what they’ve learned. We don’t just “talk” about doing chesed (acts of lovingkindness); we create many opportunities in the class and at home to participate in charity projects.
The Religious School program offers children experiential learning that introduces the Jewish Holidays, Bible Stories, Hebrew, Prayer. The children learn about Mitzvot and participate in Tikkun Olam projects.
Religious School Curriculum includes:
- Bible/ Parashat Hashavuah (portion of the week)
- Hebrew Language
- Jewish History
- Current Events
- Ethics and Values
- Holidays/Laws and Customs
MAKOM – Teens Doing Jewish
Makom is the place for teen engagement at TBS. The word Makom in Hebrew means place. Through our various offerings you and your teens can choose a path that is suited to the needs of your child and to their interests. Don’t see anything that sparks your attention? Let us know! We can create it! This is the place for teens to take ownership of their Jewish journey and to explore their own connections to our tradition, to each other, to TBS, to the Jewish community and the world at large
Contact: Rabbi Uri Allen
(516) 621-2288 ext 126