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SHACHARIT: Innovative, Inclusive and Inspiring Jewish Education for Grades K-5

SHACHARIT is Temple Shalom's inclusive Jewish educational experience that offers learners the opportunity to engage with Jewish wisdom, wrestle with ideas and assumptions, appreciate the diverse nature of modern Jewish life, connect with Jews in the Temple Shalom community as well as Jews around the world and consider how Judaism will be a part of their lives.

SHACHARIT meets on Sundays from 9:30 a.m.-noon and is complimented by a one-hour "Small Group Hebrew" session for students in grade 3-6.

SHACHARIT comes from the Hebrew root word shachar ("dawn"). Our children come to SHACHARIT at the dawn of their Jewish learning experiences.

New for 2019-2020: Modeh Ani (Intro to SHACHARIT Pilot Program)
This pilot program for kids in Grades K-1 and an accompanying adult meets 5 times per year and is designed for families new to SHACHARIT who would benefit from a slower and more introductory approach to Jewish education or who need more transition support before enrolling in a weekly drop-off program. 


Grades K-2 

Participants enjoy Family T'filah (prayer) followed by activity based learning by grade. Our qualified and enthusiastic educators joyfully guide our youngest students with hands-on activities, music, stories, art, and play.

Small Group Hebrew

SHACHARIT participants in Grades 3-5 study Hebrew in small groups of 4-7 students. Groups are offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at various times. All small Hebrew groups are organized based on creating a community of learners who will work together and proceed through our Hebrew curriculum in a style and pace that meets their needs and matches with the appropriate teacher. We are committed to finding the best learning environment and scheduling option for your family


Grades 3-5 Judaic Studies

Our 3-5th grade students explore Judaism through three lenses – Torah (Jewish Wisdom) Avodah (Worship and Spirituality) and Gemilut Hasadim (Deeds of Loving Kindness – Jewish Values). Students engage in lively discussions that encourages them to ask questions and make connections between Jewish tradition and history and its application in today’s world. Projects and activites are designed to encourage student choice as they express their understanding with others.

Chugim - Electives - Grades 3-5

CHUGIM are electives for students in grades 3, 4, & 5 offered during the second hour (11:00 a.m. - noon) on Sunday mornings as part of the SHACHARIT program. Our CHUGIM empowers students to make choices about how and what they learn. They are designed to be educational, experiential, innovative and fun! 


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