We believe when parents demonstrate the importance of Judaism in their own lives, their child reacts by embracing Jewish learning and values. The ATJC religious school offers numerous opportunities for families to take part together in Jewish learning.
These programs provide engaging, enriching experiences that enable parents to strengthen the Jewish identity of their families while becoming Jewish teachers and role models for their own children. The value of time spent together when child and parent take part in educational programs side by side is immeasurable. We invite you to participate in our family education programs
that will surely create wonderful Jewish memories.
ATJC Religious School
The Talmud states that the world stands on three things; Torah (study), Avoda (worship) and G’milut Chasadim (acts of loving kindness). These are the three pillars of our approach to Jewish education. ATJC religious school is the beginning of your child’s lifelong journey of Jewish learning. Our creative and exciting program inspires our students to connect with and develop their Jewish identity. Our students are part of a community of Jewish learners that will grow up together to discover traditions, core values and celebrate Jewish life. We inspire our students to ask questions about Judaism and seek answers continually as they grow.
Our curriculum is designed to help our students build an individual connection to:
• Jewish heritage, holidays, traditions and rituals
• The love and appreciation for the state of Israel
• A positive attitude toward prayer by learning specific blessings
• The importance of Mitzvot and Jewish values
• The history of the Jewish people through the study of the Torah
• Hebrew as a language and culture with an emphasis on reading for prayer
B'nai Mitzvah Club
Religious School is complimentary for members of ATJC
Hebrew’s Cool (K-5th)
Thursdays 4:00 -5:15 PM
Hebrew’s Cool offers formal Hebrew immersion. Students learn to recognize the Alef Bet and vowels to build a foundation of reading Hebrew proficiently. Students take off on a journey of learning to read and understand Hebrew prayer. Students are grouped in Hebrew Pods, small groups based on student ability and needs. The curriculum for Hebrew is based on a progression of goals that each pod will move through at their own pace led by the educator. Pods will meet virtually on Zoom for at least the fall semester.
iLearn Judaics (K-6th)
Sundays 9 AM - 11:30 AM
Each Sunday morning our religious school students come together for our morning mifgash. As a community of learners, we welcome a new week with our Havdalah program. Parents and families are encouraged to join us as we pray. Students are then sent out to their class specialties for a day of interactive experiential learning. Each Sunday concludes when we gather once again and sing the Hatikvah as we say shalom to one another.
B'NAI MITZVAH READING READINESS
Mondays or Thursdays 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Students meet with Roger Rosenthal, Assistant Director of Teen Programming for a weekly accelerated Hebrew class. The class is focused on building and strengthening students’ reading skills in preparation for the reading of Torah portions and blessings that are recited at B’nai Mitzvah ceremony.