Adat Shalom Religious School Mission Statement
At Adat Shalom, we work to create a concerned, caring, compassionate community that infuses our children with spirituality and a positive Jewish identity. We strive to make Judaism continually and uniquely relevant through the story of Torah, tradition, Mitzvot and the study of Hebrew. Partnering with our parents, we encourage our children to act and live according to Jewish ethical values and develop a lifelong commitment to Judaism, the Adat Shalom community, the State of Israel, and the Jewish community at large.
- Students will participate in Tzedakah and Tikkun Olam projects
- Students will gain both knowledge and understanding of Jewish holidays, Bible, Mitzvot, Prayer, the Holocaust, and Israel.
- Students will be able to articulate their understanding of Jewish ethical values, of God, and the Jewish people.
- Students will gain skills in reading and writing and speaking in Hebrew.
- Students will know how to perform Shabbat and holiday rituals and participate in a synagogue service.
- Students will gain basic knowledge and skills in preparation for Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
- Families will participate in family educational programming.
School’s Expected Student Learning Outcomes
Through participation in religious school, students:
- Comfortably and proudly identify as a Jew.
- Experience Adat Shalom with a sense of ownership and connection that goes beyond their classroom.
- Feel part of the greater Jewish community- K’lal Yisrael.
- Have a relationship with the State of Israel.
- Be able to recognize and see Jewish values in their lives.
- Be actively engage in Tzedakah activities.
- Bring personal understanding and reflection on the meaning of prayer.
- Have a basic knowledge of Bible stories.
- Be familiar with events and individuals in the Jewish narrative.
- Have an understanding of Jewish life cycle events and their observance.
- Be able to read comfortably Hebrew text.
- Be able to engage in a directed conversation in Modern Hebrew.
- Be familiar with basic Jewish cultural expressions- music, Israeli dance, art and food.
Zman Tfilah—School Services
Every Wednesday and Sunday, the students meet first for Zman Tfilah. This is one of the cornerstones of our school. The entire student body assembles for Zman Tfilah. We are very fortunate to have a rabbinic intern to lead this time. Through careful planning, students are asked to relate to the prayers, express personal thoughts, and create holy time. This time has become part of our culture. Our students develop great appreciation for prayer, the siddur, and relationship to God and Godliness. Our students express complex thoughts and ideas and develop competency in using the siddur.
Zman Tfilah also serves as a platform to discuss Tikkun Olam and to relate to world events. The multi-age group (k -7th) during Zman Tfilah contributes and enriches the experience.
For more information about our Religious School Program, please contact our Religious School Director and Community Builder, Michael Raileanu at 310-474-0197 or via email at email@example.com . Follow Michael's Carpool Curriculum - A weekly Torah exploration for families by clicking here .