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

Welcome to SHACHARIT, our inclusive educational program for children in grades K-5. SHACHARIT meets weekly on Sunday mornings for all participants; complemented by one hour of Small Group Hebrew weekly for kids in grades 3-5. The word SHACHARIT comes from the Hebrew root word Shachar, which means dawn. Our children come to SHACHARIT at the dawn of their Jewish learning experiences.


Returning Families: Registration Information for 2018-2019

New Families: Contact us for more info and to get started.

Grade Level Judaica

Families are greeted each Sunday morning by clergy and educators as we share our first half hour from 9:30-10 AM with joyful, song-filled Family tefila (prayer service) that is accessible to families of all backgrounds. After tefila, children build relationships with staff and peers as they actively explore Jewish holidays, traditions and values through stories, projects, games, food, music and discussions. Kids in grade 2 will also be introduced to the Hebrew alphabet and the richness of stories from our Torah.














Elective Based Learning

CHUGIM are electives for kids in grades 3, 4, & 5offered on Sunday mornings as part of the SHACHARIT program from 11am.-12pm. Our CHUGIM focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and music)subjects and are designed to be experiential and interactive. For 2018-2019 we are excited to offer some favorite CHUGIM from past years along with some new, creative options based on requests from our families!









Small Group Hebrew

SHACHARIT participants in Grades 3-5 study Hebrew in small groups of 3-7 students. Groups are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays at various times. All small Hebrew groups are organized by Hebrew level and take place for one hour. We are committed to finding the best scheduling option for your family!



Our Inclusive Community

Temple Shalom is deeply committed to helping all children in our community receive a meaningful and high quality Jewish education. Our program is supported by our Director of Inclusion and we work regularly with Gateways: Access to Jewish Education to ensure they are caring and well trained as we strive to create an inclusive community.

Meet the SHACHARIT Education Team.

Learn more about inclusion at Temple Shalom.

Grades K-2 Information

Grades 3-5 information

B'Nei Mitzvah at Temple Shalom

2018-2019 Calendar

Madrichim (Teen Teaching Assistants)

Sun, December 16 2018 8 Tevet 5779