Our Religious School serves children from Kindergarten through their B’nai Mitzvah in the 7th/8th grade. We have a pre-primary/primary program that introduces children to the fundamentals of Hebrew and introduces them to the holidays and Torah studies in a warm fun environment.
Children begin their more rigorous Hebrew instruction in the 3rd grade (Aleph), which culminates in the 7th grade (Hay). Our dedicated staff provides our children with a deep appreciation of their Jewish identity and an understanding of our rich heritage through the study of language, Bible, culture, Torah, Israel, history, traditions, and holiday study. This is done through formal lessons, assemblies, crafts and other exciting programming.
Our program runs two days a week. For the 2021-2022 year we are pleased to offer a pilot choice program. This program will allow parents to choose the day of the week that their child(ren) will attend the multi-grade program, while continuing a one day a week traditional class learning. This program will group together children of different ages in a way to enhance learning experiences and to enrich curriculum. During the Sunday/Monday options, the children will be placed together by appropriate age groupings while maintaining the traditional class structure on Wednesdays. The Sunday/Monday curriculum will be identical with a specialized Wednesday curriculum for each age group.
Our staff are certified teachers with a love for Judaism. We comply with all IEP and 504 plans that are provided to us and strive to meet children where they are. We provide small group Hebrew instruction. We will work with you to help your children thrive no matter what age they join us and what their prior religious education entailed.
In addition, the Religious School runs Shabbat programs provide the children with a fun participatory opportunity to familiarize themselves with the prayers and learning that are a part of our Shabbat services. These services are done in conjunction with our regular Friday night and Saturday morning services, as our Religious School is a critical component of our MHJC family. Additional family programing is offered during the High Holidays and families are an integral part of regular services during Shabbat and holidays.
Families must be members to enroll children in Religious School. In addition to annual dues, the cost of Religious School per child is $925 plus a $200 book and activity fee. These fees start at the 3rd grade (Aleph), pre-primary and primary is complimentary for our members. We look forward to welcoming you and your children to our family.
Our Religious School is nut-free and kosher. We work with families to accommodate allergies so that our children can learn in a safe environment.
Click here to download the 2021-2022 Hebrew School Registration Form (the form will download directly to your computer).