Youth Education





OUR MISSION: We now know that we can do anything we prioritize. Jewish learning, connection, and literacy are our central missions and we must reach children and
families where they are and illustrate that Judaism adds rich and valuable dimensions to our lives, We want to cultivate Jewish identity and pride and take every opportunity to connect to Israel.

We have made it through the most challenging few years and have come out stronger and more determined. In this coming year, we can finally get back to some of our very favorite activities like cooking, mitzvah making and being together.

OUR PLAN: If there is anything we have learned loud and clear is that we can grow and change and go with the flow. We had many different activities in the past few years that allowed us to celebrate together – in new and different ways – at the Zoo, in front of the Temple, on the beach, in costume, online, and in kindness for others. Fun, learning, and determination can make magic! We will continue that this year.


Bereshit Beginnings
. The youngest group is K-2nd grade. They meet once a month on Sundays 9:30-11. These sessions focus on learning about Shabbat, holidays and introducing the Aleph Bet -Hebrew alphabet. Beginning October 10.

Katan. 3 and 4 graders meeting Sunday 9:30-12. Gadol. 5, 6 and 7th graders meeting Sundays 9:30-12 and Wednesdays 5-6.

FAMILY PROGRAMMING: We hope you know that you and your family are always welcome to come to our events whether or not you choose membership at this time. We will have Shabbat
dinners, Havdallah parties (the end of shabbat) on Saturday evenings, holiday programming in and out of our temple and fun activities to add to our connection as a community throughout the year. These events will be in monthly newsletters and on our website. We hope you feel comfortable to also invite your friends to join us.

October 2023

Shana Tova!

We are excited to begin on October 15th and thrilled to announce that our Hebrew teacher for this year will be Johanna Frye! Johanna is excited to be joining us this year. A veteran teacher with close to a decade of experience, including working with special education children, Johanna comes to us with a lot of teaching knowledge. Like our children, she got her Hebrew school learning from her temple in Potomac, Maryland where she grew up and was a teacher’s aide following her bat mitzvah. Johanna spent a summer in Israel when she was in high school and continued to read torah at her temple until she left for college. She got her undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology in Ohio, has a master’s in teaching from Earlham College, and a master’s in Educational Leadership from Ramapo.

We look forward to a full year with our students, seeing them on Sundays, Wednesday, Fridays for Kabbalat Shabbatot and other services and family events throughout the year. Having this consistency, skill, and determination of one Hebrew teacher will be a calm and seamless program for all. We are fortunate to have her!

We are asking ALL PARENTS to be present for the 3rd-7th grade for MISHPACHA (family) MINYAN each Sunday morning from 9:30-10. Having your presence will support your child’s participation, provide shared experience, and enhance the learning for all. We look forward to having you there.

We have many activities happening in the next few weeks. Come along and join us! RSVP with the Temple office and bring friends if you’d like.

SEPT 27         Decorating our Temple sukkah 5:00-6:30PM

OCT 1            Sukkah Hop after services 12:30PM-ish — directions available that day

OCT 1            Crazy Lasagna and Salad at the Popky’s 5:00PM — rsvp so we make enough!

OCT 5            Pizza in the Hut at the Popky’s Sukkah 6:00PM — rsvp please

OCT 15          First day of JLC 9:30AM

OCT 22          Packing the Ark at the Turtleback Zoo 2:00PM

It will be a fun-filled month! Can’t wait to share it with you! Chag Samach! Keep an eye on our website for more programs, events, and services.

Keep an eye on our website for more virtual programs, videos and services.

Morah Alison

Questions? Comments? Needs? Ideas?  Please contact the office or email me at: [email protected]

Adult Education

Join Rabbi Charlie Thursdays at 12:00PM for Virtual Lunchtime Torah: learn and discuss the weekly Torah portion in preparation for Shabbat.

Join Temple members and Rabbi Charlie the second Thursday of each month, virtually, for an open discussion on current news topics “Ripped from the Headlines!

All are welcome, “see” you there!