Brith Sholom’s religious school provides a Jewish learning experience for children in kindergarten through seventh grade. Kindergarten, first, and second grades meet once a week on Sunday mornings. Grades three through seven have classes on Sunday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. Students are expected to attend Shabbat and holiday services.
For the current school year, Brith Sholom and Bnai Abraham Synagogue in Easton are combining their religious schools. All grades will meet at Bnai Abraham on Sunday mornings. The morning will include a prayer service, Hebrew class, and experiential program. On Wednesday afternoons, Brith Sholom grades three through seven, along with any Bnai Abraham students who wish to attend, will have a class that focuses on prayer book Hebrew. In addition, there will be a short segment that emphasizes spoken Hebrew focusing on words and phrases.
Celebration of bar or bat mitzvah
The celebration of the bar or bat mitzvah is seen as a communal as well as family milestone. Generally, a student will seek a bar or bat mitzvah date and training with Rabbi Michael Singer, which will include learning to chant Torah and Haftarah, lead parts of the prayer service and write a d’var Torah.
Rabbi Singer directs the Brith Sholom religious school and teaches in both of the school’s locations. In addition, we are delighted to have as teachers at Brith Sholom:
Very popular among her students in our religious school … Native speaker of Hebrew … Special ed. teacher for the public schools. Married to Ilan, with three children. Travels to Israel every two years. “I wish it was more!” she says with longing.
For family Jewish learning at home: www.babaganewz.com.
Religious school calendar 5778 (2017/2018)
Religious School meets on Sundays and Wednesdays K-2 meets Sundays only
10, 13, 17, 24, 27
1, 4, 8, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 29
3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20
14, 17, 15, 21, 24, 28, 31
4, 7, 11, 14, 21, 25, 28
4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
2, 6, 9, 13
Confirmation Program 2016 – 2017
THIS IS NOT RELIGIOUS SCHOOL! Open only to 8th – 12th Graders. Come and enjoy snacks, dinner, some Jewish learning, discussions, field trips, and creative projects with your friends and Rabbi Singer. This year we will explore the theme of: Jewish Literature & Creative Writing
Study Program: This year we will explore Jewish literature through different literary genres such as poetry, fables, short stories, novels, historical fiction, and non-fiction. We will look at the values, ideas, religious/cultural motifs that make this literature particularly Jewish. We will combine our monthly reading and discussions with creative writing focused on categorical themes our group decides at the beginning of the year. Each student will either share their work in progress or talk about the difficulties, challenges and/or successes they experienced in the past week. All participants will help one another through positive constructive criticism. Our goal is to put together a literary compilation that we can publish at the end of the year.
Where: CBS LIBRARY
When : 2x a month on Thursday afternoons from 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Cost: $100 per student.
November 2, 16
December 7, 21
January 4, 18
February 8, 22
March 8, 22
April 5, 26
May 2, 17