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ENGAGING &
INTERACTIVE LESSONS

FOR ALL AGES

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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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THE JOURNEY BEGINS

The LIttles 1-2-year-olds + VIPs

This VIP & child program will introduce the children to prayer, holiday celebrations, 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

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

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. 

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.” 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

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

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

MADRICHIM

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

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.

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

Dr. J. Renzulli

Park Synagagogue Consecration

Welcome Students & Parents of the
Park Synagogue First Grade Community!

This is your Consecration year - a very special simcha! Nothing is quite as joyful as when Park's first graders are ceremoniously welcomed to our synagogue community. This beautiful custom of welcoming Jewish children into the study of Torah is of ancient origin and represents the beginning journey of the lifelong Torah. The date of Consecration is Sunday, May 15, 2022.

Our welcome session is Sunday, August 29th, from 9:30-11:30 am. This day is for the entire consecration class including Day School students. We will talk to the kids about the special year and begin to build their very own Park community. 

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