In keeping with Sherith Israel’s philosophy of nurturing each individual's connection to Judaism, the Sunday School provides a warm environment in which every child can express himself or herself and discovers the excitement of our common Jewish heritage. Whether learning Hebrew, re-imagining and enacting a biblical story, studying Talmud, or exploring Israeli pop music, students' interests come first.
The curriculum varies year to year and seeks to identify appropriate areas of focus for each age group. Preschoolers this past year were in a Hebrew immersion class where they learned the Hebrew alphabet and blessings over food. The elementary school curriculum combines learning and play through cooking, gardening, art projects and biblical stories. The middle schoolers delved into Jewish history and Israeli culture while the high schoolers explored Jewish texts on current “hot-button issues” and some lesser-read books in the Tanach. The middle and high school program also includes NCSY activities and trips.
Amazing things are happening at Sherith Israel on Sunday mornings. We hope you and your family will join us!
The program is open to all Jewish children, regardless of background or affiliation.