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Religious School  Your Children Will LOVE!

Saturday Classes

Shabbat School for Grades K-6 9:30–11:30 AM Special Shabbat programming and celebrations Weekly Shabbat learning sessions where students explore prayer through mixed artistic media including song, dance and art Monthly family gatherings for community building, learning, and a celebratory meal.

Torah Explorers Torah through Art, Music, and Movement

Fun R Play R Friends R Community FLEXIBLE TRIMESTER SCHEDULE Students attend class one day per week. RR September–November RR December–February RR March–May



Students can attend the full year or build a program that meets their needs and choose one or two semesters. Torah Explorers incorporates stories, values, and practices rooted in Jewish tradition. Students get to explore their heritage through hands-on art, singing, dancing, yoga, and team-building activities.

TUITION: RR $300 Congregants RR $500 Non-Congregants

Gesher—The Bridge For Students in 3rd Grade

Gesher is a unique program which we developed to ensure a smooth transition for all new and returning third grade students. Gesher classes meet once a week for two hours in a smaller class setting where the teacher/ student ratio is 1–8. Third grade is a very exciting and important year for our Gesher students. The curriculum is challenging and interactive—our goal is to provide our third graders with a solid foundation they can build on. Gesher students learn to read and write Hebrew They learn about Jewish holidays, traditions, and our land of Israel. They also explore the idea that each of has the power to make the world more holy/kadosh. Our Gesher students also learn how to pray! We sing new songs, learn new words of liturgy, reflect on how prayer can bring order, beauty, meaning, and insight into our lives. Music, Jewish cooking, family education programs, class trips, and particiation in tzedakah programs enrich the Gesher curriculum.

Kavod Plus For Students in Grades 4, 5, and 6

WHAT IS THE KAVOD PLUS PROGRAM? This exciting and unique program is designed for families who want to make their children’s education a priority. R Classes meet twice a week: Wednesday and Saturday

SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE KAVOD PLUS PROGRAM INCLUDE: R In-depth exploration of grade-level subjects R Participation in special in-class enrichment projects Kavod Plus students in Grades 4–6 will also be introduced to, and expected to master, additional Hebrew prayers, as well as Torah and Haftarah cantillation. They will be exposed to the modern Hebrew that is spoken today in the State of Israel, and acquire a repertoire of common phrases.


A Mitzvah Education Initiative for Students in Grades 4, 5, or 6

WHAT IS THE HINENI PROGRAM? The Hineni Program is a flexible, creative model for our 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade students who are interested in taking an active role in acts of tikkun olam (repairing the world). Students connect to Judaism in a variety of ways; this program is designed to allow participants to create their own meaningful Jewish experiences and memories. The Hineni Program is for students who want both flexible learning options and are excited about engaging in acts of tikkun olam.

CLASS ATTENDANCE Students attend class one day per week. Students are expected to attend at least 75% of all scheduled classes

HEBREW LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION Small groups limited to six students for intimate, individualized attention.

HINENI POINTS Students, with the help of their parents, can design their own unique Jewish learning experience as they explore their areas of interest while earning 30 Hineni Points each year. Hineni Points can be earned by: R Attending services – at least 9 of these points earned by attending three services at Temple Sinai (each service earns 3 points) R Family workshops (6 points) R Trips (starting at 6 points) R Parent participation in an adult education class or lecture (4 points) R Independent study project (starting at 6 points)

HINENI SESSIONS RR Students choose six weekday or weekend Hineni Sessions from among the 12 offered, according to their needs RR Sessions are two hours on select: RR Weekday afternoons RR Evenings RR Sunday mornings RR Jewish holidays RR Each session includes: RR Dinner or breakfast RR Study session RR Mitzvah project R Parents welcome but not required to attend

STUDENT JOURNALS Following the Hineni sessions, students will reflect on and record their experiences in a Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) Journal.

HINENI PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Flexible program open to 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade students Class one day per week Small group Hebrew language instruction Hineni students attend six Weekday & Sunday Mitzvah Programs (parents are not required to attend programs) R Design your own experience with Hineni Points R Opt in or out of Hineni at any time For any additional questions about the Hineni Program, please contact the School Office. R R R R

Small Group Tutorials Innovative Flexible Learning Models for Students in Grades 4, 5, and 6 WHAT IS THE SMALL GROUP TUTORIAL PROGRAM? The Small Group Tutorial Program is a flexible instructional model offered to our 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade students. The students meet once a week for two hours in a small group. The location, days, and times of the class can be determined by the parents and tutor. In addition to small group tutorials, students are expected to attend one Friday or Saturday service a month, Mitzvah Morning, and some additional Temple Sinai events.


20 two-hour tutorial sessions R Student can attend tutorials with his or her friends, with a maximum of 4 students in a group R The group can select the day, time, and location to accommodate the group members’ schedules R Location, days, and times are to be determined by the parents and tutor R Tutorials may take place at the Temple or at a student’s home R If the tutorial sessions take place in a student’s home, a parent or an adult who is responsible for the child/ren must be present in the home during the lesson R Parents are responsible to notify the tutor 24 hours in advance if a student will not be able to attend a session R The best way to maximize the effectiveness of the tutorial sessions is for your child to practice regularly between sessions


Four students per group: additional $500 per student Three students per group: additional $670 per student Two students per group: additional $1000 per student One student: additional $2000

SMALL GROUP TUTORIAL PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS RR Flexible program open to 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade students RR 20 two hour small group tutorial sessions with student’s friends at a time and in a location selected by the group RR Must sign up prior to August 15

Our daughter has been a part of the Temple Sinai Tutorial program for two years. She is now busy preparing for her Bat Mitzvah and it is wonderful to see how easily the Hebrew reading comes to her. The flexible schedule of the tutorial option is very helpful and we will be doing the same program with our son next year.


An Individualized Program for Children with Learning Differences

Teachers meet with students in individually. The goal of this program is to ensure that Jewish education is available to all of our children. These sessions provide opportunities to practice and review materials for students who need additional support. Students experiencing difficulty with Hebrew reading or who need extra help to meet our congregational Religious School standards are able to improve their skills and confidence in this supportive learning environment.

Religious school is my daughter’s favorite two hours of the week. She loves learning about Judaism!


Mitzvah Makers A Program for 7th Grade Students and their Families

PART I 7th Grade students are engaged in many hands-on learning experiences, participating in programs led by the clergy, educators from the AntiDefamation League, veterans of the Israeli Defense Force, and more.

PART II Mitzvah Makers is the community service component of the B’nei Mitzvah Project. In the fall of 7th Grade, each student joins a long-term community service group. Students continue their volunteer service throughout the 7th Grade school year. Before or after volunteering the students will engage in service learning in order to form deep connections between their volunteer work and Jewish traditions.

YOUTH CHOIR Meets every day during Religious School, Monday through Thursday From 4:10 to 4:30 PM in the Sanctuary All Grades K–6 are Welcome Monday, Tuesday, Thursday with Cantor Sergei Schwartz Wednesday with Cantor Elena Schwartz


Shabbat Playdate: Fun, Animated, and Enriching Program for Children (Drop-Off)

5:30 PM

Celebrate Shabbat with drums, guitar, piano, singing, laughing, and dancing! Parents, grandparents, and siblings are all welcome! Shabbat Family Dinner to follow the service All are Welcome • FREE!

Chazak Embracing Children and Families with Special Needs Chazak, which is Hebrew for strong, provides opportunities for children with special needs to strengthen their connection to Judaism through a variety of meaningful experiences. Temple Sinai offers a warm, welcoming community that embraces ALL families.

MONTHLY SHABBAT AND JEWISH HOLIDAY PROGRAMS RR Programs staffed by NYS certified special educators and speech pathologists RR Introduction to Jewish culture, symbols, and values RR Activities include art, cooking, music, yoga, and iPad integration

DAY PROGRAMS ON SCHOOL HOLIDAYS From 10am–1pm, children enjoy sharing creative, fun activities in a supportive environment designed to meet their individual needs. Lunch is served and dietary restrictions are gladly accommodated.

I’m so grateful to have a place for my son to celebrate his Judaism on a holiday. I want my child to come to these programs so that he feels comfortable in synagogue with the rest of our family. I really appreciate all the time and effort you are putting into programs for kids like my son...He does love drumming! Thanks for a great day for him.

Chazak Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program An Individual Program for Children with Special Needs in Grades 3–7 Every child can become a Bar/Bat Mitzvah at Temple Sinai. We are committed to working with each individual family to create a unique Bar/ Bat Mitzvah ceremony for your child. Our experienced and specially trained staff will customize the preparation and service to best maximize your child’s experience. RR Temple membership is required RR Tuition $1200

For more information Elena Schwartz Cantor-Educator 516.621.8016

Temple Sinai of Roslyn 425 Roslyn Road Roslyn Heights, NY 11577 516.621.6800 | Affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism

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Religious School Brochure 2019-20  

Religious School Brochure 2019-20