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Our Program Offerings for 2022-2023 | 5783

Both Rodef Shalom and Beth Shalom have the expectation that for students planning on becoming B'nai Mitzvah, they should be enrolled in one of our prayer Hebrew programs beginning in 3rd grade. 

All students enrolling in a Hebrew program must be enrolled in Sunday Religious School as well.

Early Bird discounted tuition rates are applied to all completed registrations received by June 30, 2022.

Religious School

 
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Religious School

Kindergarten - 7th Grade

Sundays

9:30am - 12:00pm
@ Rodef Shalom Congregation
 
Member Tuition
$649

Our curriculum uses Jewish values to help students explore Jewish texts, history, tefillah, and holidays.

A Sunday morning at J-JEP includes our entire school coming together as a community for a joyful 30-minute visual and musical tefillah (prayer) service, where students practice their prayers and learn how prayer can be practical, useful and guide them to gratitude and empathy.

 

Kindergarten - 3rd Grades

Along with regular class time, each class participates in a 30-45 minute special each Sunday, rotating between cooking, music, library and art.

4th - 7th Grades

Opposite their hour of class time, students take a chug (elective), with new options offered every 5 weeks.  Options during our 2021-2022 school year included:

Glass Tile Mosaics

Improv Comedy

Discovering Israel with the Shinshinim

Explore the Biblical Garden

Sensational Salatim

The Power of Architecture

Jewish Stories of Magic & Superheroes

Creative Writing + Jewish History

Judaism through Drama

Experiencing Judaism through Dance & Movement

Meet & Learn with the Rabbis

Religious School

8th Grade

Sundays

9:30am - 12:00pm
@ Rodef Shalom Congregation
Member Tuition
$599

8th graders can try our program - through September - with their friends to see if it's something they enjoy and would like to continue with.  No strings attached - When you register, we will not bill for the 8th grade program unless your child has decided to stick with it after September.

  • Israel: Learn about Israel with more honesty and nuance: Why there is Israel in the first place? What are the roots of anti-Semitism? How can we criticize Israel fairly? How can we respond to criticism that doesn't seem fair?​

  • Holidays: Take a deeper dive into holidays with more sophisticated understanding.​

  • Learn to Teach: Introduction to classroom teaching techniques to prepare you to be one of our madrichim. Towards the end of the year we will get you in front of a class to try out your new skills!​

  • Tzedakah: Have an impact on our community by determining the recipients of our tzedakah money & present your choices to our younger students.​

  • You decide: We've built space into our 8th grade course to dive into topics that the students want to explore.

Hebrew Programs

Both Rodef Shalom and Beth Shalom have the expectation that for students planning on becoming B'nai Mitzvah, they should be enrolled in one of our prayer Hebrew programs beginning in 3rd grade. 

All students enrolling in a Hebrew program must be enrolled in Sunday Religious School as well.

 

Family

Prayer Hebrew

Sundays

8:25am - 9:25am
@ Rodef Shalom Congregation
Grades 3-7

Member Tuition
$335

Students learn to read and understand Hebrew prayers side-by-side with a parent or other adult partner in class the hour before religious school.  Students and their family partner are expected to study and review for one hour together during the week.

 

We offer childcare during this hour free of charge for younger J-JEP siblings that are not enrolled in a Hebrew class.

Prayer Hebrew

Wednesdays

4:30pm - 6:30pm
@ Rodef Shalom Congregation
Grades 3-7

Member Tuition
$335

Our midweek prayer Hebrew program begins with a creative 30-minute service before splitting up into classes by level, from learning the Alef Bet to leading the Torah Service.  ​

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Modern Hebrew

Tuesdays

4:30pm - 6:30pm
@ Congregation Beth Shalom
Grades 3-7

Member Tuition
$265

Through dialog, games, music, cooking and more, we'll build strong connections to Israeli culture while learning how to converse in Hebrew! 

 

This option is open to all 3rd-6th graders who are also taking a prayer Hebrew option.​

Congregation Beth Shalom highly encourages all its students to enroll in this course in addition to a prayer Hebrew course*

*7th graders who have completed 4 years of prayer Hebrew can take this a stand alone Hebrew option.

High School Programs

 

Madrichim Program

Sunday Mornings

@ Rodef Shalom Congregation
Grades 9-12

FREE

Build your skills and your resume by spending Sunday mornings working alongside one of our educators assisting in the classroom while increasingly taking on lesson planning and teaching responsibilities. 

 

As a madrich(a), you can choose to use the time you spend with us as volunteer hours or be paid. 

 

We will be in touch at the end of the summer to learn about your interests and preferences to help place you with a class that's a good fit for you.

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High School Program

Usually once a month on Sundays

12:15pm - 1:30pm
@ Rodef Shalom Congregation
Grades 9-12
Member Tuition: $100
Non-Member Tuition: $150

Join Rabbi Freedman once a month over lunch to delve into a Jewish topic in a relaxed atmosphere:

  • Can you say kaddish for a dog? 

  • What's the real story about tattoos and piercings? 

  • Do we really stone a defiant child like the Torah says? 

And we'll investigate Jewish values in the news beyond the headlines, such as a Jewish understanding of abortion, and engaging the reason the State of Israel exists as well as a deeper look at the issues there today.

Try it out! When you register, we will not bill for the program unless your student has decided to stick with it after attending the first two sessions in September and October.

 

Tuition for Unaffiliated Students

For families who are not affiliated with Congregation Beth Shalom or Rodef Shalom Congregation, we apply an additional $1500 Community Fee to the tuition of each student enrolled in grades Kindergarten through 8th Grade.  The Community Fee reflects the subsidy our congregations contribute on behalf of each of their member students attending religious school to keep tuition low.

Unaffiliated families are not required to pay the Community Fee during their first school year attending J-JEP.

An adjusted confirmation will be emailed to you after registration by the J-JEP office removing the fee if this is the case.

For all unaffiliated families that register, a security fee of $200 will be added to the final tuition total.

If you have any questions about tuition or membership, please contact Assistant Director Kate Kim.