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Our Jewish Journeys religious school is currently enrolling for the 2020-2021 school year! 

Our program meets 2 Sundays a month, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Children enrolled in Shoresh or Gan will attend an extra hour until 1 p.m. for deeper discussion and Hebrew. Programs will be offered through the year which include parent participation such as family Tu B’Shevat Seder, Parent’s discussion groups and Parent/Child learning experiences. 

We offer 4 classes:

Jewish Joy – This class is for potty trained kiddos up to age 5. Students in this group will learn all about being Jewish with music, play and crafts. They will learn about holidays and traditions as well as getting an introduction to the Aleph Bet. 

Jewish Joy Year Schedule

Zera (seed) – This class is our early elementary class (K-2) who focuses their learning on major holidays and their traditions, the routines and joy in Shabbat, basic Jewish Values such as birkat cholim (visiting the sick) and shalom bayit (peace in the home) and basic ritual objects and their use. This class focuses their Hebrew instruction by reinforcing the Aleph Bet as well as learning conversational Hebrew through play and music. 

Zera Year Schedule

Shoresh (root) – Our upper elementary class (3 – 6) centers their instruction around Hebrew in preparation for their b’not mitzvah. They will learn the prayers and meaning by participating and learning to help lead these integral parts of Shabbat. They will become decoders of Hebrew and add to their conversational vocabulary. They will also learn about Israel’s creation and history as well as participate in festive and fun holiday programming. These students will attend from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Shoresh Year Schedule


Gan (garden) – This class is for 8th – 12th graders. This hybrid confirmation/b’not mitzvah program caters the programming and education to the students, focusing on how Judaism fits into their everyday lives. They will be Madrichim (teacher helpers) with younger religious school classes and attend until 1 p.m. for deeper discussion. This class will also take several trips through the year, based on what they are studying.  

Gan Year Schedule


Contact Program and Education Director, Taylor Pettit at with any questions