Religious School

Our Religious School is dedicated to building personal connections to the traditions and values of living conservative egalitarian Judaism, for our children and their families, Pre-K through 12th Grade. Educators create innovative learning experiences fostering understanding and appreciation for our collective past, present and future to strengthen Jewish identity, pride and responsibility for our Jewish community at MJCBY and beyond. Individualized and collaborative activities, ensure diverse opportunities to learn, grow and thrive as fits each student. We are a Religious School within a greater congregation, and as such we are interested in forging relationships among the entire family.

Our new prayer curriculum embraces our sacred language Hebrew from the past to the present, as a bridge to our future, connection to God, each other and our global Jewish community. Our prayer book (siddur), is a tool, a friend, a comfort and partner during our life’s journey. Hebrew in prayer is taught in several modalities to meet the needs of diverse learners.

Families are invited to participate in Shared Learning Days, Grade led worship, Shabbat services targeted for Grade 2 and younger (Kidz Shabbat), Grades 3 until Bar/Bat Mitzvah (Junior Congregation), and post Bar/Bat Mitzvah (Minyanaires). All classes and programming are designed to embrace and promote a culture of respect and inclusion.

Come join our award-winning (dynamic) Religious School. You’ll see why we have the greatest longevity of all Hebrew schools in the heart of Morristown!

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Comprehensive pre-school programs

Mommy, Daddy & Me (for 3-month to two-year-olds and parents monthly on Sundays) and Pre-K Class (for three- and four-year-olds weekly on Sundays) programs are designed to expose our pre-K group to the colors, shapes, numbers, and senses of our Jewish world.  For information about the Pre-K Class go to Get Centered!

Gan (kindergarten), Alef (first grade) and Bet (second grade) meet weekly on Sunday mornings. The goal is to make the students feel at home in the synagogue, meet other Jewish children their age and to delight in the holidays and other aspects of Jewish life. All students are also introduced to the Alef-Bet and basic Hebrew reading.

Award-Winning Hebrew School

Students in grades three through seven meet on Sundays from 9:45 am – 12:00 pm and on Wednesdays from 4-6 pm. They also meet on Shabbat for junior congregation from 10:00-11:30 am. Students in grades 3-5 may choose to attend up to 2 Friday night services and students in grades 6-7 choose up to 4. The curriculum for third through seventh grades includes Hebrew reading, prayer, holidays, Bible, Mitzvot, Israel, life cycles, Holocaust and human identity, Judaism through art, etc. Added to the curriculum is our Advanced Learning Program (ALP) Post Graduate Program for 8th to 12th  graders.  One Monday night a month Rabbi Shmuel Greene from J-Teen, meet for dinner, socialization and discussion of important events and topics as they relate to Israel and teens.  ALP is open to the community.

Academic Enrichment

We offer academic enrichment including Israeli Dancing and music. Occasional enrichment includes “Torah Yoga” and “Living Legacy” programs. Fun enhancements like Pajamas and Parsha, where children come in PJS to study Torah, or Slippers, Bracha and Bagel day, where students relax and learn brachot, a visiting Jewish author day, and a full technology center, make our religious school experience unlike any other.

Additionally, we pride ourselves in individualizing our program to meet the needs of each student. We offer full special services, shadows and enrichment. Feel free to contact the Director of Education, Karen Lilienfeld, and to see how we can help your child fulfill his or her Jewish potential. Starting in September of 2013 we introduced a new program Y’ad B’Yad for children with special needs.

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