After a year of work, Temple Sholom's 22-person intergenerational Educational Task Force, under the leadership of Chris Kraus, is pleased to announce a re-visioning and reinvention of Jewish learning for our community.
Our vision is of a community learning together across generations.
This re-envisioning includes the following basic ideas:
Community Based Learning
We will create a sacred community of learners
Learning by Doing. We will learn by doing, experiencing, and then understanding
Learn with External Partners and incorporate social justice in our learning. Our partners will be:
Friends from Israel (Chaverim M'Yisrael)
Valley Interfaith Center (a local food and clothing bank)
Elementz (an urban arts center for hip hop and respect)
Here is Rabbi Terlinchamp's video in which she describes our program:
COMMUNITY-BASED SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
• Professional Faculty assisted by teen leaders (madrichim)
• Core Instruction in Torah, Avodah (Sacred Connections to God), G’milut Chasidim (Good Deeds)
• Creativity Curriculum exploring Jewish themes in Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Drama, and Writing
• Community Prayer 10:30 – 11:00 am
There will be four Class groupings for kids: • Kitah Aleph - PreK – K (ages 4-5) • Kitah Bet – 1st – 3rd grade • Kitah Gimel – 4th & 5th grade • Kitah Dalet - 6th – 8th grade
• Each class runs for 9 Sundays, from 9:30 – 10:30, taught by Rabbi Terlinchamp and Chris Kraus
Temple Sholom is pleased to have Chris Kraus as our Director of Lifelong Learning. See our Rabbinic & Temple Staff Page to learn more about Chris.
Temple Sholom has launched its innovative multi-generational Ivrit (Hebrew) classes.
This coming year, we will have both adult classes and children's classes on Wednesday nights, including B'Nai Mitzvah course of beginning Hebrew in preparation for Torah-Reading Ceremony.
Our children and adults have an opportunity to share and pray together after the formal classes.
Elementz Temple Sholom Program January 2013
Temple Sholom is partnering with Elementz, an inner city youth program, as part of its Lifelong Learning Program.
Here is a video of our most recent program "Doing Justice" at Elementz February 2013:
We encourage our younger families to take advantage of PJ LIBRARY, A JEWISH FAMILY ENGAGEMENT program implemented on a local level throughout North America. PJ Library mails free, high-quality Jewish children's literature and music for ages 6 months to 5-1/2 years to families across the continent on a monthly basis.