JacquiLipschitz

I hope you’re enjoying this spectacular summer! While we’re certainly missing the pitter-patter of little feet running through our beloved school, we’re preparing for another awesome year of Jewish education at TBK. If you still need to register for our 2017-18 school year, please contact us:

Jacqui Lipschitz (Director of Education)
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Margot Weilacher (Administrative Assistant)
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Our new year will build on the successes of our previous year. We piloted a Chug/Hobby program for students in Kindergarten through Tenth Grade which was well received. We also scheduled those students to cycle through Art, Cooking, Hebrew Conversation, Library, Museum Visits, and Music. This coming year students will experience all of the above again.

We’re also planning to upgrade our technological capabilities so that we can offer even more interactive, cutting edge educational opportunities to our students. We’re empowering our older students to become engaged in designing and implementing school holiday celebrations. We continue to work closely with our synagogue school partners within Rochester to share our precious educational resources, and we will continue to build community within our school to strengthen connections!

As we mentioned earlier, our school is too quiet right now, so please consider visiting us during the summer months - we’d love to see you!

TBK Religious School

Temple B'rith Kodesh Religious School (preschool through High School) is one of the country's twenty accredited religious schools, and the only one so recognized in western New York. Our goal is to help our students become Jews who cherish their Judaic heritage, who know and understand our history, who participate in Jewish worship and who feel kinship with and responsibility for the welfare of Jews around the world.

 

Temple B’rith Kodesh Religious/Hebrew School Program Summary
for 2017-2018 Year

TBK Gan Y’ladim

Gan Y’ladim provides a nurturing educational environment for three and four year olds where children are immersed in Jewish living and Jewish values through monthly workshops with our fabulous art teacher – Margot Weilacher – and our awesome Hebrew language specialist – Stephen Papkin.

These monthly workshops include art, visits to the TBK Museum, songs, snack, and Hebrew conversation!
Classes are Sunday mornings from 9:30 – 10:30 AM in the Art Studio (Room 206) on the following dates:

Sunday, September 24, 2017 Fall Holidays
Sunday, October 22, 2017 Noah’s Ark
Sunday, November 19, 2017 Thanksgiving
Sunday, December 10, 2017 Chanukah
Sunday, January 28, 2018 Tu B’Shevat
Sunday, February 11, 2018 Purim
Sunday, March 18, 2018 Passover
Sunday, April 22, 2018 Lag B’Omer
Sunday, May 6, 2018 Shavuot

Cost: $5.00 per child per workshop

Kindergarten to Second Grade

Children in Kindergarten through Second Grade attend Religious School on Sunday mornings from 9:30 AM until 12:00 PM. Children explore Jewish symbols, holidays, Jewish rituals, Hebrew language, art, Library, Museum visits, cooking, music and more!

Early Bird Tuition (no later than Sunday, May 21, 2017): $345.00 Regular Tuition (after Sunday, May 21, 2017): $370.00

Third to Sixth Grade

Children in Third through Sixth Grade attend Religious School on Sunday mornings from 9:30 AM until 12:00 PM, and on Tuesday afternoons from 4:00 – 5:30 PM. If your family has difficulty attending Tuesday afternoon Hebrew School, you are welcome to register for Wednesday afternoon Hebrew School (4:00 – 5:30 PM) or for early Sunday morning Hebrew School (8:00 – 9:00 AM). Please be aware that both Wednesday afternoon and Sunday early morning are “one room schoolhouse” classes.

Children explore Jewish symbols, holidays, Jewish rituals, Hebrew language, art, Library, Museum visits, cooking, music, and more! Children also begin preparation for Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations.

Early Bird Tuition (no later than Sunday, May 21, 2017): $470.00 Regular Tuition (after Sunday, May 21, 2017): $495.00

Seventh Grade

Enrollment in Seventh Grade is required for a child to become Bar/Bat Mitzvah. The classes are held on Sunday mornings from 9:30 AM until 12:00 PM.

At 9:30 AM Seventh Grade students will lead their own Tefilah (prayer) service.

The program that follows at 10:00 AM will include an hour of B’nai Mitzvah preparation (including collaborating on a mitzvah project, and practicing Torah/Haftarah blessings), Art, Music, Hebrew Conversation, Museum Visits, and social opportunities.

At 11:00 AM Seventh Grade students will attend their core curriculum which includes study of the Holocaust and Israel.

Early Bird Tuition (no later than Sunday, May 21, 2017): $345.00 Regular Tuition (after Sunday, May 21, 2017): 370.00

Eighth and Ninth Grade

9:30 AM - Please join us on Sunday mornings in the Chapel for Tefilah.
10:00 AM - Students have two choices:

  • Volunteer in a classroom of their choice as a Madrich/Madricha until 11:00 AM to assist younger children and to support the classroom teacher in the Religious School.
  • Participate in youth group activities until 11:00 AM – for example, team building, leadership training, and creating school-wide holiday programming.

11:00 AM - Students will join Rabbi Levy and their peers in Room 214 for a combined 8th and 9th Grade class.

Early Bird Tuition (no later than Sunday, May 21, 2017): $345.00 Regular Tuition (after Sunday, May 21, 2017): $370.00

Tenth Grade

10:00 AM - Please join Rabbi Stein and Rabbi Levy for Confirmation in Room 214 on Sundays.
11:00 AM - You are encouraged to volunteer in a classroom of your choice as a Madrich/Madricha to assist younger children and to support the classroom teacher in the Religious School. These volunteer hours will be recorded for community service purposes.


Early Bird Tuition (no later than Sunday, May 21, 2017): $345.00 Regular Tuition (after Sunday, May 21, 2017): $370.00

Register for Religious School 

8th - 10th Grade Application
Program Summaries 2017-18
Registration Form 2017-18
Preschool Workshop Sign up Sheet
Cover Letter and Financial Assistance

Religious School Calendar

Religious School begins Sunday September 10. Register now!