The ultimate mission of the Temple Shalom Religious School is to provide an education that will inspire the children to become committed Jewish adults. To achieve this mission, our school curriculum stresses: Customs & Ceremonies; Hebrew Reading; Prayer; Bible/Torah; History; Israel; Current Events; Music; Dance; Shabbat; Tzedakah; Judaic Arts & Crafts; Jewish Holidays; Chanting Torah & Haftarah; Judaism (in all its forms); Ethics; Jewish Law; Comparative Religions; Life Cycle Events and the Jewish Community and World.

Our educational process includes family programs, parent education, holiday enrichment activities, newsletters, speakers and field trips.

We provide classes for children in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade. In these classes, Judaism is taught and reinforced in a positive setting. Our Hebrew and Judaic curriculum progresses in a developmentally age-appropriate manner. Children are encouraged to gather the tools necessary for making moral and ethical decisions in order to enrich their own lives as well as that of the community.

Classes take place throughout the school year on Sundays from 9:30 am to noon as well as on Tuesday afternoons from 4:30-6 (grades 3-7); the schedule for students in the 8th-12th grades varies. Registration takes place during August, but new students are welcome throughout the year. Many parents are involved in various aspects of the religious school through participation in the religious school PTO. 

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation Materials

For additional resources to prepare for your Bar/Bat Mitzvah, refer to the Educational Resources section of the website which includes the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Planning Chart as well as the Torah Service prayers which you will learn.  The audio files can be played directly from the website or downloaded and played on your computer, iPod, iPhone or iPad.