The Tree of Life Congregation Religious Education department serves the varying needs of our temple children and their families.
The TOL Religious School curriculum is built on the premise that children and families require continuous Jewish learning in motivating environments. During the child's early years, we lay the ground work with the building blocks of Jewish education. Torah, Jewish traditions, holidays, prayers, identity, values, the environment, culture, language and history are all part of a solid foundation for the future. As the student grows in our program, we build on those basics, with advanced and broadened subject matter, continuing to reinforce and review key elements of our religion and heritage.
Our Religious School staff, led by our Rabbi and Religious School Director, consists of educated volunteers from our congregation as well as Jewish students attending the colleges and universities in our community. Each brings his/her own area of expertise and understanding of Judaism to our program.
From pre-school to college, we are committed to providing our children and families with multi-faceted learning opportunities and instilling a love for Jewish life, learning, and values.
Introduction to Judaism
This class is for anyone interested in becoming Jewish or exploring Judaism. It is a journey that we are excited and honored to be having with you.
Classes will be the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month, Feb - June.
Cost will cover class materials: $180 for members / $220 for non-members.
- Judaism 101 is right for you if you're looking to get a feel for the faith, history, and culture of Reform Judaism.
- Judaism 102 is for Year 2 (and above) conversion candidates continuing their studies on the path to becoming Jewish.
Classes will meet on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month, Feb - June.
Cost is $100 and will cover materials fee.
Hebrew 101 is for beginning students ready to learn the Alef-Bet.
Hebrew 102 if intended for students who already know most/all of the Alef-Bet and are ready to focus their reading skills on the prayer book and Torah.
You can register by clicking here or contact Rabbi Carolan for more information.