It’s unbelievable that we are finished with Religious School of this year. I had many people ask if would be relaxing now that school is over. Au contraire! The hard work is only beginning. In addition to planning the calendar, it’s time to review textbooks, research opportunities for enrichment programs and look at ways to implement our curriculum. There is so much out there to understand about the 21st century way of delivering information. There are many new theories to digest about the future of Judaism and Jewish education.
Just today, I spent two hours researching on the internet a new educational phenomenom called “the flipped classroom”. It is being used primarily for science and math, but I am intrigued by the way we could utilize it to teach Hebrew. If anyone in the congregation is familiar with or has used the technique, I would love to talk with you or even better, invite you to become part of the Religious School Committee. The collaboration of educators and parents is vital to the success of our Religious School.
Watch the weekly email for an announcement of meeting times for the Religious School Committee. Please join me in a commitment to make our Religious School a place where students hate to miss a session, and parents want to join in the fun!
In the meantime, thank for all your support in the past year. I look forward to creating programs which encourage the continuation of our Kehillah!