Our Religious School provides a high-quality Jewish education for students from pre-kindergarten through high school, enabling them to establish a meaningful Jewish identity. The program leads students to an awareness of themselves and an understanding of their Jewish heritage through instruction centered on Jewish beliefs, ritual, tradition and Hebrew language. We nurture a love of Torah and a kinship with the people of Israel. Our goal is to help young people acquire both the desire and the knowledge to perpetuate Judaism.
Classes for pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade students meet on Sundays from 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. There is an optional midweek Hebrew program, available to children in third through sixth grade, designed to encourage a greater mastery of the language.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah is a milestone in the religious life of students. This program is available to all students in good standing who have been enrolled in the Religious School beginning in 3rd grade or attending a Jewish day school. In addition to Religious School, the program involves individual Hebrew tutoring sessions and regular meetings with a Rabbi and the Cantor.
Temple Sholom strongly encourages our students to enrich their Jewish identity by attending Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI), the Union for Reform Judaism camp located in Wisconsin. A pacesetter in Jewish camping, OSRUI offers campers an exciting summer of Jewish living and learning. Temple Sholom offers partial scholarships to OSRUI to those congregants who qualify.