Religious School


Registering, 2017

Please contact Adeet or Mindy by August 10th to confirm your plan to send your child to Beth Shalom Religious School. They need to know so they can prepare the teachers and training.

Mindy sent a registration form on July 27th. Please check your email. If you have not already submitted your registration form, please bring it to the orientation.

Parent Orientation, 2017

Our parent orientation meeting will be August 13th at 10 a.m. at Beth Shalom. We
welcome your involvement and suggestions and look forward to seeing all of you!

Curriculum

Beth Shalom's religious school is based on curriculum from the ISJL (the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life).

Classes

Classes range from pre-K (new as of 2016!) through Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Final preparation for Bar/Bat Mitzvah is often coordinated with help from one or more of the ISJL rabbis.

Classes generally run on the same schedule as Auburn University, starting in late August or early September and running through early May.

The Pre-K class will run from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. with songs, crafts, and fun!

The grade school program will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. We will begin our day with a
school gathering to learn songs and prayers and hear announcements. Once the kids are ready
for the day, we will break into groups for either Hebrew or Judaic class. After a midday snack, we
will be switching classes.

We also plan to take a field trip to Birmingham this fall.

Tot Shabbat

Our ISJL Education Fellow for 2017/2018 is Harrison Bleiberg. Harrison will run Tot Shabbat on his visits. Our first one will be August 18th at 5:30 p.m.

Tuition, 2017 

Tuition is due by the first class.
  • Beth Shalom member families: $170 for the first child in a family and $140 for each additional child. 
  • Non-member families: $350 for the first child in a family and $300 for each additional child.
Tuition may be subject to change in the future.