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Religious School

Shalom! Welcome and welcome back to Congregation Ner Shalom’s Religious School! We are so excited to learn with you! 


Ner Shalom continues to partner with the Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL), based in Jackson, MS. Through this partnership, we are provided programs and resources -  including digitized lesson plans for all our classroom needs this year - along with synagogues varying sizes and denominations throughout the South. The ISJL is dedicated to promoting, celebrating, and educating about Judaism. We believe this partnership and curriculum ensures our religious school continues to be always fun and engaging, as well as provides thorough and consistent education. 


One thing we love about this curriculum is that the Hebrew lessons and Judaic Studies lessons are integrated. To get the most out of our time, it is imperative that students arrive promptly at 9:30 so that class can start on time. We have made a great investment in this curriculum and want to use it to the fullest! Additionally, in order to keep up week-to-week, students will be expected to practice reading Hebrew throughout the week, approximately 5 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week. Parents should sign off on “Take 5” sheets to ensure students are taking their studies seriously.


We at the religious school would also like to inform and remind families that students should arrive in class having already eaten breakfast, although snacks are also allowed during specific periods of classtime. If you would like to buy bagels at our Bagel Bar, plan to arrive 5 minutes before class begins so that you can finish your transaction and be in your classroom at 9:30 (with your bagel).


Make sure to keep up to date on our calendars! We encourage participation in every part of communal life at Ner Shalom, so plan to attend designated Shabbat services in addition to Sunday mornings, and let Rabbi Lizz or your teacher know when your family will not be present for a religious school class or event. 


Shalom and a Sweet School Year!


Religious School Documentation

Congregation Ner Shalom
P.O. Box 2085
Woodbridge, VA 22195-2085
Or a scanned version can be sent to:
Tue, July 23 2024 17 Tammuz 5784