Religious School

Here at Har Sinai Temple (HST), we embrace the differences that make Jewish life and learning today such a delightful, diverse, and vibrant experience. In an inclusive community, we welcome children and families from all backgrounds, with particular sensitivity to those from interfaith, LGBTQ + single-parent, and other “non-traditional” experiences. At HST Religious School, Judaism is a melting pot. We look forward to meeting you!

COVID-19 UPDATE:  For the safety and health of our community, Religious School classes will be held via Zoom, starting in October.  The outdoor, socially-distanced Sukkot kick-off is a carefully planned event, allowing us to gather in small groups safely to begin the year.  Otherwise, for the time being, classes will be held virtually so that we can ensure the safety of our children, faculty, and families.  Our hope is that we will soon be able to gather regularly and learn in person together.

READY TO ENROLL?
Please complete the Religious School Electronic Registration Form.

HELPFUL DATES & LINKS:
September 15th: Zoom Parent Meeting for Religious School Parents
Please join us, meet the Director, our new Rabbi, and the school’s faculty, learn about the year ahead and get your questions answered. All enrolled students will receive the link via email.  Please contact Cantor and Religious School Director Orna Green (cantorornagreen@harsinai.org  or 609-730-8100) with any questions or to request the Zoom link.

A detailed schedule of children’s and junior congregation High Holiday Services
This year we are offering virtual services and programs for all ages.  From services for young children to the Junior Congregation Service to a “Drive-In” Shofar Service to the Taschlich Bagel Nosh and more, there’s something for everyone.  We hope you’ll join us!                                                             

October 4th: Sukkah Party Religious School Kick-Off
Sukkot offers an opportunity for our Religious School students to gather outside, masked, and socially-distanced. Each class will be assigned a specific time to celebrate Sukkot.  We encourage you to join us and to meet our new Rabbi!

October 11th: Religious School Begins!
For the time being, religious school classes will be conducted virtually, using Zoom.

Har Sinai Temple Calendar
The HST central calendar provides information about Family Services, Religious School, and more.

TUITION & FEES:
Religious School Fees for Non-Members:
Grades K-3: 1st Child $850
Grades K-3: 2nd Child $700
Maximum Tuition Per Family: $2000

There are no tuition fees for Har Sinai Temple members, only supplies and material costs. For questions about membership, please contact Membership Committee Chairs, Hilary Jersey (hzackroff@comcast.net), or Debbie Manella (debbiemannella@gmail.com).

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL HOURS:
Religious School begins with our Kick-Off in the Sukkah on October 4th (see above.)  Beginning on Sunday, October 11, 2020, classes meet as follows:
Kindergarten-7th Grade: Sundays, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
8th-10th grades: Sundays, every other week, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

HAVE QUESTIONS?
We welcome your questions about Har Sinai Temple Religious School.  We look forward to hearing from you!
Cantor & Religious School Director Orna Green – 609-730-8100, cantorornagreen@harsinai.org
Religious Education Committee Chair & Parent Hannah McCollum – hannah.mccollum@gmail.com

READY TO ENROLL?
Please complete the Religious School Electronic Registration Form.