Shoresh: Our Shabbat-based religious school program
Our students develop foundations of Jewish education—their own “roots”—to become curious, engaged, and skillful Reform Jewish adults. Learning on Jewish time through authentic experiences provides students and families with opportunities to develop positive Jewish identity, Hebrew knowledge, Jewish traditions and values, and engagement with Jewish ritual and community. The roots our students plant at KAM Isaiah Israel will lead them to be adults who live meaningful Jewish lives.
- Curriculum and program details
- 2018-19 registration form for new families
- 2018-19 calendar
- Brit Kavod/Honor Covenant and guiding principles for our program
- Shoresh blog from religious school director Lauren Reeves
Shoresh provides experiential and project based Jewish learning for Kindergarten through 10th grade students. Our Shabbat-based model supports students as they become curious about, engaged in, and skillful in Judaism. Students focus on developing a sense of Jewish identity and belonging to the KAM Isaiah Israel community through developmentally appropriate projects and discussions. Read more about the Shoresh curriculum. Kindergarten–9th grade students meet Friday afternoons 4:00–6:30 PM, culminating in our weekly family Shabbat service.
Shoresh sessions on Friday
4:00–6:00 PM Classroom time
Kindergarten–1st grade students have a dynamic schedule of activities for experiential learning. 2nd–5th grade students learn through group-focused activities in engaging settings. 6th–9th grade students learn about modern issues, study texts, and discover Jewish values through discussions with clergy and experienced teachers. 2nd-6th grade students also participate in Hebrew instruction on Fridays.
6:00–6:30 PM Family Shabbat service
Students conclude Friday afternoon learning by welcoming Shabbat in a meaningful community setting where they can put their knowledge into practice at our weekly Shabbat service and monthly congregational dinners. Designed for students and parents, this service is a central component of our Shabbat-based model. Parents join their children for the service after socializing at a wine and cheese oneg at 5:30 PM.