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  • The Saperstein/Bernstein Religious School celebrates Jewish learning with both Hebrew Language and Judaic Studies components. Steeped in our Reform traditions, students learn the traditional stories of our faith, attempting to instill in our youngest congregants the values that Jews have cherished for thousands of years.

Values: Our Judaic studies classes use a dynamic, values based curriculum that helps students see the connections between their daily life and Jewish tradition and wisdom.  Blending classroom instruction and family engagement with technology support, this curriculum focuses on seven core Jewish values:

  • Teshuvah (תשובה) Taking Responsibility for Our Actions
  • B’tzelem Elohim (בצלם אלהים) Honor the Image of God in Ourselves and Others
  • Gevurah (גבורה) Using Strength to Do What’s Right
  • Achrayut (אחריות) Making the World a Better Place
  • Hakarat HaTov (הכרת הטוב) Seeking Joy and Being Grateful
  • Koach HaDibbur (כוח הדיבור) The Power of Words
  • Shalom (שלום) Contributing to a More Peaceful World

With each grade, the curriculum shifts to deepen the students’ understanding.

Family: Our program goes beyond engaging the individual student, bringing meaningful and interactive programming for the entire family to participate in the learning process.  Families are led by an education specialist in these programs throughout the year.

Hebrew: Our Hebrew Language program comprised of educators with extensive backgrounds in teaching language skills to children is geared to provide a working reading knowledge of the language so that children and adolescents can carry out the responsibilities of Bar/Bat Mitzvah and carry that knowledge into adulthood.  Students apply their knowledge in our school worship service every Sunday morning, led by Rabbi Ross and Cantor Dubin, and in Family shabbat services.

Our school is open to visitors by appointment. Please e-mail our Religious School Principal, Fran Oosterom, or call the school office during class hours to arrange a visit for you and your child.

Temple Am Echad is partnered with SULAM-LI to provide a rich educational experience for special needs students. The SULAM-LI program enables school-age children with special needs to reach new heights in their Jewish education. Meeting every Sunday morning from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon at the Friedberg JCC, SULAM-LI staff employ a wide range of techniques to impart the beauty of our Jewish heritage.

Temple Am Echad Class Schedule

All grades participate in a weekly worship service on Sundays 9:30-10:00AM.

    • K’tanim (grades K-1) – Sundays (2 weekends a month) – 9:30-11:45AM
      • 10:00-11:45AM – Enrichment (Art/Music/Library) & Judaic Class
    • Yeladim (grades 2-3) – Sundays (2 weekends a month) – 9:30-11:45AM
      • 10:00-11:45AM – Judaic Class & Enrichment (Art/Music/Library)
    • Chaverim (grades 4-5) – Sundays – 9:30-11:45AM
    • Olim (grades 6-7) – Sundays – 9:30-11:45AM

** snack provided for all students **

    • Aleph – Tuesdays – 4:30-6:00PM
    • Bet – Tuesdays – 4:30-6:00PM
    • Gimmel (grade 7) – Tuesdays – 6:15-7:30PM (dinner & class)
  • Chai School/Confirmation (grades 8-12) – Select Tuesdays – 6:15-8:15PM (dinner & class)
  • Madrichim (grades 8-12) – Sundays – 9:30-11:45AM