About Our Education

The goal of our religious school is to inspire students to care, question, and think deeply about Judaism, the Jewish community and their own personal Jewish identity. We accomplish this not only by providing courses in ethics, Jewish history, holidays, God, Torah, Israel, and more but also by encouraging and guiding our students to explore the meaning and relevance of these diverse topics as the apply to the Jewish community, the world, and themselves.

Judaism can be be wonderfully relevant in the 21st century, and at Shir Hadash we embrace the challenge and fun that comes with learning how to apply the wisdom of our tradition, both ancient and modern, to the here, the now, and the future.

Many of our teachers are professional educators, and their diverse backgrounds and experiences enrich our learning environment. The incorporation of the arts (visual arts, music, drama, and dance) into all aspects of our program reflects the importance the school and community place on art as an avenue to learning and Jewish expression. Our students also enjoy weekly access to Rabbi Eitan Weiner-Kaplow and Rabbi Scott “Seeg” Segal.

We understand that each child has a unique set of strengths and interests. We welcome and embrace that uniqueness and cherish the gifts that each student and family brings to our community and our school.

Post-b’nai mitzvah students study with Rabbi Eitan Weiner-Kaplow and Rabbi Seeg. Our school works because of the relationships we foster between families, teachers, Rabbi Seeg, and Rabbi Eitan.

Shir Hadash Parent Handbook 2016-2017

 

Religious School Schedule (2016-17)

 

September
Sunday School: 11th, 18th, 25th
Madrichim Meeting: 25th (immediately following Sunday school, lasting around 90 minutes, includes lunch)
Havayah: 11th, 19th, 29th (only expected to attend one of the three but can attend as many as desired)

October
Sunday School: 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
Madrichim Meeting: 16th
Havayah: 9th, 17th, 20th

November
Sunday School: 6th, 13th, 20th
Madrichim Meeting: 13th
Havayah: 6th, 17th, 28th

December
Sunday School: 4th, 11th
Madrichim Meeting: 11th
Havayah: 4th, 12th, 15th

January
Sunday School: 8th, 22nd, 29th
Madrichim Meeting: 22nd
Havayah: 8th, 26th, 30th

February
Sunday School: 5th, 12th (Tu B’Shevat family program), 19th, 26th
Madrichim Meeting: 12th
Havayah: 5th, 23rd, 27th

March
Sunday School: 5th, 12th (Purim Carnival), 19th
Madrichim Meeting: 19th
Havayah: 5th, 13th, 23rd

April
Sunday School: 9th (Passover Family Program), 16th, 23rd, 30th
Madrichim Meeting: 16th
Havayah: 9th, 17th, 27th

May
Sunday School: 7th, 21st
Madrichim Meeting: 21st
Havayah: 7th, 15th, 25th

Shabbat No’ar (Youth Shabbat Services) Schedule 5777/2016-17

  • Friday, September 23rd @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 29th @ 10:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, November 19th @ 10:00 a.m.
  • Friday, December 16th @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 27th @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 25th @ 10:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, March 25th @ 10:00 a.m.
  • Friday, April 28th @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 19th @ 7:00 p.m.