Marion & Henry Bloch Religious School

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Instilling a Love of Judaism in Every Child

Shalom!

Jewish education is central to the mission of The New Reform Temple. The Marion and Henry Bloch Religious School is a caring and loving environment where students are instilled with a passion for lifelong Jewish learning, and a strong connection to Judaism and the Jewish people.

Our experiential curriculum focuses on Jewish living, the relevance of the Torah in our lives, prayer, Jewish history, Hebrew study, Israel and the importance of mitzvot (sacred deeds). We seek to create an emotional connection to the richness and beauty of our Jewish heritage and identity. Our educational experience is multi-dimensional. We utilize in the educational process sacred texts, art, music, peer discussion, social action opportunities, and youth programming. Rabbi Londy plays an integral role in every dimension of the educational experience.

Our religious school parents are integral to the educational process. Jewish education is a partnership between the school and parents. Whenever possible and appropriate, parents are invited to be part of the actual educational experience.

We believe that our students should begin their Jewish education in Torah Tots (ages 2-4) and continue through Confirmation (grade 10). Our curriculum embraces all ages. The curriculum for each year is different. We want each year to have a unique character and content.

Our new middle school program, Gesher, which means “bridge,” connects our middle school students as they continue through Confirmation.  Gesher combines classroom and outside learning which teaches our students that their Jewish values and feelings can have an important impact on the world.

Our Hebrew Program, Hebrew in Harmony, is a four-year curriculum that uses the power of music to engage students with prayer and prepares students to fully participate in services, wherever they pray.

Becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah is a sacred milestone in the evolution of a child’s Jewish identity. It is an opportunity for both the parents and the child to deepen their Jewish connection. All aspects of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah experience are guided by Rabbi Londy.

Our principal, Shelley Hedrick, is an experienced Jewish educator, who has a unique ability to create a welcoming and loving environment for our students and families.

The Marion and Henry Bloch Religious School provides our students with a sense of belonging and community, along with a positive place where their voices matter. Our incredible faculty is passionate about Judaism and inspiring their students. We look forward to creating a rich partnership between our school and our parents.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Shelley Hedrick, Principal, at sehedrick@gmail.com.

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