Main Line Reform Temple’s Religious School is an innovative and progressive, hands-on program designed to develop positive, Jewish identities and build core Jewish competencies for our students and families.
The Religious School program begins in kindergarten and runs through high school, and includes many opportunities for parents and children to learn and do mitzvah projects together. Our curriculum teaches students the skills to participate in the Reform worship service and find meaning in prayer, to become familiar with the Jewish holidays and major sources of Jewish beliefs, traditions, and practices, and find their relevance in everyday life.
Our goal is to help children and their families live meaningful Jewish lives at home, at MLRT, and in the community.
Highlights of our Program:
- Integrated social action projects for students and families
- Flexible scheduling options to meet family needs (choice of in-person, hybrid, or remote, days of week)
- Energizing assemblies, holiday celebrations, and singing with Ross M. Levy
- Small Hebrew learning classes for optimal learning
- Hands-on learning focused on Jewish values
- Tailored curriculum led by learning specialists for students who learn differently
Our Religious School currently meets both online and in-person, following all COVID-19 safety precautions.
Schedule for 2021-2022 School Year:
K-2nd grades meet weekly on Sunday mornings from 9:00-11:00 am
3rd-6th grades meet twice a week:
- Sunday mornings from 9:00-11:00 am for Judaic Studies
- Choice of Wednesday (in-person) from 4:15-5:30 pm, Thursday (online) from 4:30-5:30 pm, or Sunday from 11:00 am-12:00 pm (after Judaic Studies) for Hebrew Learning
* Families wishing to keep their students remote due to COVID-19 can participate entirely online for Judaic Studies and Hebrew Learning on Thursday afternoons.
7th-12th grades meet weekly on Tuesday evenings