ENGAGING, INTERACTIVE LESSONS

FOR ALL AGES

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.

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2019-2020 Important Dates

Sunday |August 25

Opening Day of Sunday School

Monday |September 9

Opening Day of Weekday School

Saturday|September 21

Opening Youth Service

Thursday|October 17

Opening Day of All Star Thursday

THE JOURNEY BEGINS

The LIttles 1-2-year-olds + VIPs

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.
Children must be twelve months old by September 1st. 

 

Pre-Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

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

Sunday School: Sunday mornings at Park Synagogue East

 

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. Second semester begins on Sunday, February 3, 2018.

 

CHAI-ER EDUCATION

7th Grade

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)

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.” 

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

MADRICHIM

8th - 12th Grade - Madrichim (Teacher’s Aides) 

Sundays, Mondays and/or Thursdays at Park Synagogue East

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.

 

klezmer band

7th - 12th Grade

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.

For More Information

Contact Teri Rube Hochberg, Education Director, at (216) 371-2244, ext. 125.

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every child should have the chance to be exceptional
without
exception.

Dr. J. Renzulli

The Park Synagogue is a place where every congregant can feel comfortable along his/her own personal life journey. We offer intellectual vigor coupled with the warmth of family. Connecting to others will enhance your connection to Judaism. Whether it is through song or study, through public celebration or private reflection, there is something for everyone at Park. We take seriously the notion that a congregation should bring together people of all ages for a shared experience. We look forward to seeing you here!

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27500 Shaker Boulevard

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GROUPS

Youth groups

Havurot*

Volunteer opportunities

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Club*

Social Action Committee*

Family Life Council*

Young Mensches
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Women's Rosh Chodesh Group*

Park Family Connection*

Gesher*

Men's Club (link to own website)

Sisterhood*

Park Senior Adults*

Keruv Connection*

Neshama (link to Facebook page)

College Outreach

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Park Synagogue is affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.