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Jacqui Lipschitz Named TBK Education Director
The TBK Board of Trustees has unanimously approved making Jacqui Lipschitz the TBK Education Director.
In early 2016 a search committee was tasked with finding an Interim Education Director to assure we had a quality leader for the 2016-2017 school year. We started late in the school year, and rather than rushing we wanted to be sure we selected the right person for the job.
We did find the right person: not just for this school year, but for the future! In finding Jacqui, we found an educator with long experience, the highest level of education and training (a Master’s level degree in Jewish education), and a commitment to the Rochester Jewish community. Thanks to Leslie Baker, Alyssa Gupton and the rest of the search committee, the TBK family is happy to welcome the warm, welcoming, enthusiastic and energetic Jacqui Lipschitz into this new role. We look forward to continued excellence, creativity, and joyful learning in our Religious School.
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.
Sunday Morning Gan Yeladim:
The TBK Gan Yeladim is a nurturing educational program for three and four year olds. Children will become immersed in Jewish living and Jewish values. They will experience how TBK is a special and sacred place and learn how the synagogue is their home. As part of their weekly Sunday activities, the children will explore Jewish holidays and values in a hands-on approach through art, music, dance, food, role-plays, stories, library, as well as visits from the Rabbis. The TBK Gan is open to both members and non-members; registration is limited on a first-come, first-served basis.
Sunday Morning School for grades K-6:
Each Sunday from 9:30 - noon our students explore the wide-ranging aspects of their Jewish faith: Jewish Symbols, Holidays, Mitzvot, God and Torah, to name a few, are presented in an age-appropriate manner. The study of Hebrew has been incorporated into every grade, and is an integral part of our Sunday Morning School. In addition to classroom learning, students and teachers have the opportunity to enrich their class experience with time in the computer lab, art-room, library and music sessions. At times we gather as a full school for enriching experiences. Parents are always welcome to join us for the short prayer service that marks the beginning of Sunday Morning School and are invited periodically to learn with their child(ren) during our Sunday Family Education Programs.
Sunday Morning School for Grades 7 - 9
A special program has been developed for students in these critical middle school years. With faculty especially attuned to the needs of adolescents, our program combines core curriculum on such topics as Judaism and World Religions, Ethics, Relationships and other “Hot Topics.” The program's popularity has been steadily increasing as evidenced by the number of students who continue to return for Jewish educational experiences past their Bar/Bat Mitzvah years. Our teens in 8th and 9th grade spend a portion of their morning as madrichim – student guides – assisting in classrooms and learning more about leadership.
Mid-Week Hebrew School for Grades 3 through 6
Students in Grades 3 through 6 develop their Hebrew skills through concentrated instruction during our Midweek Program. Hebrew is taught basically through prayer-based curricula, a program that allows self-direction. Students enroll in our Tuesday or Wednesday Program (4:00 - 5:30 p.m.), and have the option of attending an Enrichment class (Tuesdays - 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.) where the focus shifts to conversational Hebrew and activities that increase their attachment to TBK as their spiritual home.
High School - Grades 10 - 12
Rabbi Stein and Rabbi Levy teach our 10th grade Confirmation class. Based on the students’ choices of topics and direction, the Rabbis select appropriate materials and guide discussions during class time.
Our 11th and 12th grade students have opportunities for learning throughout the year with different members of our leadership. Students in 11th and 12th grade (post-Confirmation) may also opt to become part of our staff, paid in dollars or with community service credit, contributing in wonderful ways to the younger students.
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