The Addison M. & Elizabeth Opper Religious School is headed by our full-time Director, Gonen Arad, who has created an exciting school with a knowledgeable and caring staff. The importance of Tzedakah and mitzvot are values we strongly support and emphasize in our teachings. Children are exposed to Jewish traditions, holidays, and history. They learn to read Hebrew and lead our congregation in prayer in preparation for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah as well as their future integration into the Jewish community. Our High School students may participate in post Bar/Bat Mitzvah study which culminates in a Confirmation class.
The mission of the Addison M. & Elizabeth Opper Religious School is to provide a fundamental Jewish educational experience in a supportive environment that fosters a positive Jewish identity and pride in our shared culture and heritage.
We accomplish our goals by:
Developing and maintaining a caring and involved Jewish community of clergy, teachers, parents and students;
Creating and implementing a curriculum that is stimulating, relevant, integrated, and age appropriate;
Striving to foster competence in the following areas for all students so that they can participate meaningfully in the Jewish community throughout their lives:
- Reading Hebrew;
- Developing an ability to participate comfortably in religious services;
- Becoming familiar with Jewish holidays and traditions;
- Acquiring knowledge in Jewish history and culture as well as the rich heritage and related current events.
2018-2019 Religious School Schedule
Kindergarten - Sundays from 9:30 AM-12:00 Noon.
1st & 2nd Grades - Sundays from 9:30 AM-12:00 Noon.
3rd & 4th Grades - Sundays from 9:30 AM-12:00 Noon and Tuesdays from 4:00 - 6:15 PM.
5th & 6th Grades - Sundays from 9:30 AM-12:00 Noon and Thursdays from 4:00 - 6:15 PM.
7th Grade - Weds. from 5:30-7:30 PM & One Sunday a month with the Rabbi.
10th Grade Confirmation - Thursdays from 6:15-7:30 PM.
Family Information & Registration Forms
2018-2019 Hebrew School Handbook