Religious School Registration
2022-2023 School Year
For the 2022-2023 school year we will continue in-person learning. We will follow all local and CDC guidelines to assure the safety of our students and teachers.
Class Descriptions and Schedules
The Pre-K program will be held concurrent with Religious School – one Sunday a month from 9:00AM – 12:00PM. Each session will focus on the Jewish holiday or observance that it’s closest to on the calendar. The classroom experience will be planned around songs, stories, activities and crafts, taught by one of our former Preschool teachers, Macey Schwartz. Our clergy will also interact with the Pre-K Religious School class through teaching prayers and leading song circles. THERE IS NO COST TO ATTEND.
Spring 2023 dates:
- January 8 – Shabbat and Havdalah
- February 5 – Tu B’shvat
- February 26 – Purim
- April 2 – Passover
- May 14 – Israel Day
Kindergarten – Third grades will meet on Sunday mornings, 9:00am – 12:00 pm. We will continue to utilize the ShalomLearning curriculum with the addition of Hebrew language education. Sunday mornings will also have a community worship service and enrichments including music, art and our new Windows to the World Maker Space.
Fourth – Sixth grades will meet on Sunday mornings, 9:00am – 12:00pm. We will continue to utilize the ShalomLearning curriculum with the addition of Hebrew language education. Sunday mornings will also include a community worship service along with music.
Students in 6th Grade will begin their Bar/Bat Mitzvah education with family programming, called Yachad. These sessions will begin in the Spring of 2023 (and conclude in the Fall when they return to Religious School), led by Rabbi Jordy Callman.
LINK TO SCHEDULE FOR GRADES 4-5.
In the year leading up to Bar/Bat Mitzvah, we have a special program for students in their B’nei Mitzvah time. The program aspects are as follows:
- Yachad – B’nei Mitzvah Family Education: Families will have their final two sessions with Rabbi Callman that focus on the lifecycle event of becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah. (2) Sunday mornings.
- ShalomLearning: There will be regular Sunday sessions, 9:00am – 12:00pm that will focus on the value B’tzelem Elohim, created in God’s image. The unit explores how we can honor the image of God in ourselves, recognize it in others and how this concept affects the way we behave in the world.
- Shabbat mornings: It is important for families to become comfortable with the Shabbat morning worship service at Temple Sinai. Families will be presented with dates and will choose which ones they would like to attend. Following the service, there will be a short question and answer session. Saturday mornings, 10:30am – 12:30pm.
Temple Sinai Teen Academy programming will teach teens how Judaism can be a part of their everyday lives and that Judaism can be connected to their teen and adult lives in various ways. We teach teens the importance of Jewish pride, exemplifying value, honor and respect for oneself, each other, their community and beyond.
The programming will be rooted in the three key areas:
- Jewish education – exploring Jewish history, religion and culture, studying Israel through various lenses
- Social action – giving back to our Denver Jewish community, affecting change amongst Jewish teens
- Peer-to-peer social engagement – creating a special circle of Jewish friends and understanding the importance of safe and trusted friendships as a teen
LINK TO SCHEDULE FOR 8TH AND 9TH GRADES (TEEN ACADEMY)
The Confirmation class is not only the concluding year of Religious School, it also is one of the most meaningful Jewish experiences for our students. Confirmation is a time to reinforce and celebrate wonderful friendships and to make new friends. It is a time to explore, discuss, debate, and share our feelings about Judaism and the world. The class will be led by Aaron Mendelsberg along with Rabbi Rick Rheins and Rabbi Jordy Callman. Field trips and special guest speakers will help make this year’s class truly unique and exciting. The class will meet approximately three times a month with a combination of dates during the week and on Sundays.
Important Registration Information
Tuition for the 2022-2023 school year will not be increased from last year. Our Religious School program continues to be subsidized by the Temple budget itself. Scholarship assistance is available through the Appel Family Youth Education Scholarship Fund. Once you complete the registration process you will receive follow up information. Contact Lisa Thorner for details, email@example.com.
Scholarship assistance is available through the Appel Family Youth Education Scholarship Fund. Once you complete the registration process you will receive follow up information. Scholarship applications for the 2022-2023 school year are due by August 31st, 2022. Click here to complete the scholarship application!
All students and staff enrolled in Temple Sinai Preschool and Religious School are required to have age-appropriate vaccines as determined by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). You will be required to submit a copy of a signed copy of each child’s Immunization form. For the full Temple Sinai policy, click here.
You must be logged into your Shulcloud account in order to register for Religious School. Once you are logged in, click the School Enrollment button on your dashboard to begin the process. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call the Temple office at (303) 759-1827.