|school-aged children (k - 7th)|
. . . for the world exists only because of the breath of little children who study Torah.
Maimonides, Mishna Torah, Hilchot Talmud Torah 2:1
Rodef Sholom Religious School Overview
Our religious school is the place for families who are interested in a meaningful and effective Jewish education for their children. The school consists of Kindergarten through 12th grade, with 400 students currently enrolled.
In the early years, from Kindergarten through 7th grade, a family can choose the traditional Sunday School program, where children learn in and outside of the classroom on Sunday mornings. Or they can attend Kol HaMishpacha, where the whole family learns together. Or if the children are in 6th or 7th grades, the students can attend the Shabbat Morning Gesher program. Click on the name of each program to learn more.
For older students, in grades 8 through 12, the Midrasha program offers more experiences and learning opportunities geared to older students. These programs are held on Tuesday evenings and begin with pizza and social time. In addition, we have found experiential learning to be a powerful to for our teens, and so we offer a number of different traveling experiences to our teens, from visiting Jewish Los Angeles to helping to re-build New Orleans. Click here to learn more.
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Staff: The Religious School is administered by Irene Resnikoff, Director of Education, with the help of Chaire Mikowski, Assistant Director of Education, and numerous teachers.
Board: The activities of the Religious School are overseen by a School Board. Trustees are nominated by members of the congregation, evaluated in a vetting process involving numerous criteria for selection, and approved by the Rodef Sholom Board of Directors. The Board currently consists of: Susan Goldwasser, Brad Lakritz, Jennifer Levine, Joe Milstein, Gail Napell, Catherine Ross-Perry, Lloyd Silverman, Karen Steiner, Doreen Stock, Debbie Toizer and is led by co-presidents Andrew Ellison and William Strull. The School Board holds its meetings on the 3rd Thursday of most months at 6:30 pm in the Religious School Office, and meetings are open to the congregation. If you would like to attend a meeting, please contact the Religious School Office at (415) 479.3447. If you know of someone who you think would be an excellent candidate for Trustee, please contact Susan Goldwasser, Chairman, Nominating Committee, through the Religious School Office.