Wolf Religious School
Preschool - 12th grade
The Education Department, under the leadership of Teri Hochberg, provides a comprehensive Jewish education encompassing all Park children and families. The beliefs, practices and values of Conservative Judaism are taught through a unique, community-minded curriculum utilizing synagogue and local resources as well as the latest in technology and global Jewish trends. Our faculty is well-respected in the community and has been recognized for its excellence.
THE JOURNEY BEGINS
The LIttles 1-2-year-olds + VIPs
2020 First Semester will be virtual Shabbat experience and storytelling.
This VIP & child program will introduce the children to prayer, holiday celebration, stories and more. Adult parallel learning sessions will be part of the morning.
First two Sundays of each month beginning in October at Park Synagogue East.
Limited to 10 children and their VIP, so register today for this FREE program.
Pre-Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
2020 First Semester will be hybrid learning.
Sunday School: Sunday mornings at Park Synagogue East
The primary department begins laying a foundation for our young congregants by introducing them to everything Jewish in a hands-on, nurturing environment. First graders participate in Consecration on Simchat Torah.
Pre-K children (3 and 4-year-olds) attend Sunday School for free!
THE JOURNEY ACCELERATES
3rd - 6th Grade
2020 First Semester will be hybrid learning, Hebrew lessons will all be virtual.
Our vibrant Sunday mornings include experiential learning, special guests, and student super days. The curriculum focuses on Hebrew and prayer study, Bible, Israel, mitzvot, holidays and Jewish history. While the program looks ahead to the student’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah, its main goal is to create lifelong Jewish learners.
Monday Afternoon School: Monday afternoons at Park Synagogue East
Monday afternoons reinforce what the children have been introduced to on Sunday mornings. PLUS each month the entire student body will participate in an experiential mitzvah project, in a cooking experience, and in a cultural arts activity.
All-Star Thursdays (optional): Thursday afternoons at Park Synagogue East
Jump into our Thursday FUNdamental All-Star season, which runs for 10 weeks beginning after the fall holidays. The 75 minutes are jam-packed: The Jewish Apples to Apples tournament keeps the students on their toes. Students enrich their Hebrew through small group Hebrew classes. Every week students help prepare for their home Shabbat table by creating their own braid-and-take challah.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Club (class): Sunday mornings (second semester) at Park Synagogue East
This is an important intergenerational class preparing the family for the upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah as it is structured to emphasize each child's special day. The program incorporates all Park sixth graders (Day School and Religious School students) and their parents, studying with Rabbi Skoff with the entire clergy and sixth grade.
2020 First Semester will be hybrid program.
Sunday mornings at Park Synagogue East first semester
Sunday mornings at Park Synagogue East second semester - M.I.T.
The first semester Pre & post Bar/Bat Mitzvah students have the opportunity to put the “mitzvah” of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah into practice. First semester this program connects our middle school teens as they experience the responsibilities of our Jewish and world communities. Second semester our seventh graders connect themselves to the Park Synagogue learning community by becoming a madrich-in-training (M.I.T.)
8th & 9th Grade (pre-confirmation)
2020 First Semester will be hybrid program.
Sunday mornings at Park Synagogue East
Eighth and ninth graders have a variety of choices on Sunday mornings: being a Madrich (Teachers’ Aide) which is a paid or volunteer position, participating Klezmer Band, and/or representing Park Synagogue as a Teen Delegate to a national Jewish conference one weekend.
11th & 12th Grade
11th & 12th Grade Class with Rabbi Skoff
Second Monday night of each month at Park Synagogue East
Discuss the “big questions” of Judaism with Rabbi Skoff and a community of high school peers. The Rabbi looks forward to a teen conversation, “How to Save the World Before the Messiah Comes” OR “How to Be Kind Even if the World Isn’t.”
8th - 12th Grade - Madrichim (Teacher’s Aides)
2020 First Semester will be opportunities for Mitzvot through a hybrid program.
Students develop their leadership skills by working with younger students. Both volunteer and paid positions are available. Second semester 7th grade M.I.T. program (see above)
Madrichim must be enrolled and attend Wolf Religious School. Download the application form.
7th - 12th Grade
2020 First Semester will be virtual lessons.
Sunday mornings and second Fridays of the month at Park Synagogue East
Participate in the teen Klezmer band with Steve Greenman. Students practice during Sunday School and beautify the Shabbat service the second Friday of every month during the school year.
every child should have the chance to be exceptional
Dr. J. Renzulli