At Temple Sholom, Sunday learning is experiential, interactive, communally oriented and informed by tradition, introspection and joy!
Our children are asked to move around, to ask questions with all of their senses and to engage with Judaism from a place of excitement, curiosity, respect and fun.
We reach our children by offering opportunities to explore their relationship with God through sacred encounters with Torah, creative electives and through acts of loving kindness (social action partnerships).
We believe that true learning comes from feeling safe, at home, and intellectually and spiritually inspired.
To learn about a typical morning in our Sunday school, click here: Sunday Mornings
Chris Kraus, Director of Lifelong Learning
Chris Kraus is Temple Sholom's Director of Lifelong Learning.
Over the past four years, Chris worked with our temple community to develop and implement our re-envisioned lifelong learning program that is consistent with our unique niche of being an innovator in the Cincinnnati Jewish community.
Chris has taught at all levels of the Wise Temple religious school, had a decade of camping and counseling experience at the URJ Goldman Union Camp Institution, a 4-year liberal arts studies degree in the psychology of religion at Bowdoin College, two years of graduate ecumenical theological studies at the Harvard Divinity School, Kivunim (New Directions)Institute of Experiential Learning for Israel & World Jewish Communities Studies 2008.
Chris has also been a Visiting Instructor in Jewish Education at Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati Campus. Chris was also recently selected by HUC-JIR for the Celebration of Teaching Award.
Chris and his wife Bari, who is an early childhood education professional, have two teenage daughters.
His email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
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