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Religious School | Tzedek v'Shalom

Religious School

We invite you to join our community and our school!

* NOTE: As we rebuild our school program, this year our students are participating in the Kehilat Shalom religious school program, which meets Sundays 5-7pm upstairs at McCaffrey’s Supermarket in Yardley.

Click to view/download the TvS School Registration form for 2012/2013

At Tzedek v’Shalom we seek to integrate our Religious School into synagogue life to the greatest extent possible. We focus the learning in ways that are experiential in nature: rather than learning about the Jewish holidays, for example, we seek to engage children and their families in celebrating the holiday as fully as possible.

A one-room schoolhouse approach provides every child with every opportunity to bring their unique self to Judaism – to be creative, to grow, and to be intellectually challenged.

Our Hebrew curriculum is an ambitious program of Hebrew through prayer that works on language acquisition skills, decoding and teaching prayer on a spiritual level. Our Jewish studies program is a vibrant mix of Jewish values, history, ethics, Bible, culture, music, arts & crafts, and more.

We are proud of the ways in which we are unique. Our teachers are willing and able to explore Jewish spirituality and civilization with children of all ages.

We invite you to visit our school to get a better sense of who we are. We meet in the beautiful classrooms in the George School Library in Newtown, PA. You are welcome any time, though advance calls are welcome so that we can be prepared to welcome you.

Do not hesitate to be in touch with any questions you may have about our community, the Religious School, and the congregation as a whole. For more information, we welcome you to contact us.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Education

At TvS, we see the Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony as an integration and culmination of Jewish learning thus far, and not as an isolated event. This is a lifecycle event which the entire community shares in, as this is a moment to acknowledge their part in helping raise this child to Jewish adulthood.

As students approach their Bar/Bat Mitzvah, the family will meet with Rabbi Anna to discuss plans to meet the requirements. She can also help you to find a tutor to prepare for this special event. Students at different levels will have different needs for tutoring, but this should be seen only as a supplement to the learning that takes place in the classroom.

TvS Religious School Class of 2009/2010

Example of Our Students’ Exhibits for our last day of the 2010 School Year