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Beit Sefer Shalom Religious School & Crown Family High School Registration Instructions

 

How to register for the 2022-2023 Religious Education year

Requirements & Deadlines

Lifelong Learning Mission Statement 

Structure of Upcoming Year 

How do I renew my membership? 

How can I save money on Religious Education fees this year? 

How do I request (or give) financial assistance for Religious Education fees? 

Teen Madrichim Program Application


How to register for the 2022-2023 Religious Education year 

 
1.    Log into your Shulcloud account at www.sholomchicago.org by clicking "Log In" or your name on upper right of this page and click “My Account” in the website navigation bar.* 

*If you need assistance logging into your account, contact stacy@sholomchicago.org.  

2.    Scroll down to the bottom of the page to “My School Info” 
3.    Click on “Start School Enrollment” 
4.    Enter your child(ren)’s last name 
5.    Select “2022-23 Religious School” 
6.    Complete the form and confirm your payment.

As of August 1, we did NOT have sufficient enrollment to offer ONLINE Midweek Hebrew at the following times/locations:

  • 4th, 5th or 7th grade at 5-6 PM online

  • 3rd or 4th grade at 6:30-7:30 PM online

As of August 31, we are also not able to offer 7th grade Midweek Hebrew in person at 6:30-7:30 PM.


Requirements & Deadlines

  • Only current members of Temple Sholom who have completed their 2022-2023 membership renewal can participate in Religious School or Crown Family High School. 
  • All JK-12th grade students need to be registered each year. 
  • B’nai Mitzvah students must be enrolled in Religious School or Jewish Day School. 
  • Register before July 8 and save $125 per student. This also helps us to plan! Fees increase $100 per student after August 1.
  • Class placement (“buddy”) requests are due by August 1, and registration is due by August 15.
  • Please be prepared to register all of your children when you register. It is difficult to go back and add a child later, but can be done if necessary. Please email rachel@sholomchicago.org to enroll another child. 
  • No need to wait to register until your fall activity schedules are confirmed! Changes to Midweek Hebrew timing and in-person/online preferences can be changed after registration is submitted. Please email rachel@sholomchicago.org to request any changes to your registration. 
  • The Midweek Hebrew meeting options provided will be based on sufficient enrollment.
  • This year, no deposit is required for Religious School registration. Instead, you will be instructed to set up a payment plan OR make payment in full. Registration will not be complete without selecting one of these choices.
  • Program information will be emailed to registered families in mid-August.   

Curious about the curriculum? Click here for our 2021-22 Curriculum Guide.


Lifelong Learning Mission Statement 


As our Lifelong Learning mission statement says, “we are committed to learning that embraces, inspires, and matters to our congregation and community at every age and level.” 

  • We embrace our students as they are, welcoming them to feel part of something bigger. 
  • We inspire children to learn about themselves, using tools rooted in our tradition to be a force for good. 
  • We matter by making spiritual growth a priority amidst a sea of change, improving ourselves and thereby the world. 

During the past year at Beit Sefer Shalom Religious School and Crown Family High School, our learning theme, "Mah Gadlu: A Year Of Inspired Thinking," couldn't have felt more relevant as we focused on inspiration in the world around us, even in these challenging times.


Structure of Upcoming Year 

Religious School begins Sunday, September 11, 2022. 
Midweek Hebrew and Crown Family High School begin Wednesday, September 14, 2022. 
 

As we look toward Fall 2022, we are committed to providing a high-quality Jewish educational experience that prioritizes the health and safety of all involved. Vaccinations will continue to be required for all Religious School Faculty, Madrichim and students who are eligible to be vaccinated. Masking will be required during Religious School, Midweek Hebrew and associated programming for any vaccine eligible students who remain unvaccinated. Protocols may be adapted during the year to remain compliant with all current federal, state and local regulations, in partnership with Temple Sholom's COVID-19 Health & Safety Task Force, and any changes will be communicated to parents and posted on our website. 

We know from your survey responses that offering a hybrid program this past year allowed our community to stay connected in powerful ways, but given the choice, in-person learning is strongly preferred. Sunday JK-8th Grade Classes will be offered in person only at this time, and we will be sending curriculum details for each grade in the coming weeks.

Based on your feedback, we will continue to offer our Midweek Hebrew program both online and in person, with classes being staffed based on enrollment as of August 1. You will have the opportunity to select your preference with registration and make changes as long as there is sufficient interest. We are excited to bring back our "Kef (Fun) Club" early dropoff/late pickup program, which we will offer from 4:30-5:00 PM and 6:00-6:30 PM on Wednesdays before/after Hebrew classes as a time for socializing with pizza and snacks provided.

For teens, we offer many opportunities, including our Wednesday evening Crown Family High School and our Madrichim Teacher Assistant ProgramClick here for details!


How do I renew my membership? 

(required of any family registering for Religious School) 

 

Only current members of Temple Sholom who have completed their 2022-2023 membership renewal can participate in Religious School. Membership is renewed when you either pay the annual membership commitment, set up an installment plan for the membership commitment, or communicate with Temple Sholom's Finance Department concerning your needs for the coming membership year. Renewal begins June 15th. To complete your membership renewal, visit  www.sholomchicago.org/membership-renewalYour Religious School registration will not be confirmed until membership is renewed.


How can I save money on Religious Education fees this year? 

 
Receive our EARLY BIRD PRICING by registering before July 8 and save $125 per student!

After August 1, fees increase $100 per student.

Pricing changes will be reflected within the registration website.

This year, no deposit is required for Religious School registration. Instead, you will be instructed to set up a payment plan OR make payment in full. Registration will not be complete without selecting one of these choices.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to provide a positive and smooth first day for children, students registered after August 15, 2022 may not be eligible to attend class on the first day of Religious School. We are happy to welcome them for a future Sunday!

2022-23 Religious School Fees

  Early Bird After July 8 After August 1
JK-2nd grade 700 825 925
3rd-6th grade 1000 1125 1225
7th grade Sunday 700 825  925
7th grade Sunday with Optional Midweek Hebrew 1000 1125 1225
8th grade 350 475 575
9th-12th grade Crown Family High School 850 975  1075

 


How do I request (or give) financial assistance for Religious Education fees?

If you are in a position to do so, please consider committing to an additional gift with your tuition to support the 40% of Religious Education tuition typically supplemented by the Temple budget.

If you are in need of financial assistance, please contact rachel@sholomchicago.org. All requests will remain confidential.


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