When does Religious School meet?
School takes place on Sundays from 9:00 to noon.
Is synagogue membership required to register for religious school?
Yes, except for kindergartners whose families have not joined but are considering joining BSS.
What is tuition for the religious school?
Tuition is $725 per child.
Is there a post B’nai Mitzvah program/Confirmation Class for teens?
Yes. Our teen program includes learning, tutoring our younger students, tikkun olam and art projects, and trips with our teen educator and Rabbi Franken. The program culminates with a ceremony of confirmation in 10th grade.
Is it true you’re one of the only synagogues with a “gaga” pit on site?
Yes, we do indeed have a gaga pit set up on site. It is brand new and a HUGE hit with the kids! In addition, Bolton Street kids will happily host matches against the gaga team of any other synagogue.
What are the basics of the curriculum for the religious school?
Each class focuses on several specific Jewish values for the year and, through their study of Torah stories, Hebrew language, art, music and prayer, develop an appreciation for them.
Are most of your faculty members of the synagogue? College students? Non-members?
We have faculty from all walks of life, each bringing their own unique skill set to their classroom. All of our teachers are dedicated to Jewish values and functioning as Jewish role models for their students!
We are an interfaith household. Will my child feel comfortable in the religious school?
Absolutely! Our students come from families with parents from many different backgrounds and faith traditions.
What is the religious school’s approach towards inclusion?
As an open Jewish community, it is one of our top priorities to ensure that each child is comfortable and successful at our religious school. We work with the Center for Jewish Education to ensure that we are set up to accommodate children of all abilities and learning styles.
Is there a music program?
Each class spends a half hour twice a month with our music specialists learning new, fun songs related to Judaism!
Are there opportunities for family education?
Yes. Family Education days are held annually for each grade level, during which families are invited in for breakfast and a morning of informal Jewish learning with their child. In addition, there is an annual family retreat and many social opportunities.
This all sounds amazing! Where can I register?
Click here to register your child today!