The Linda and Rudy Slucker Religious School is a vibrant, energetic place where students rely on their peers as well as teachers to help them see the wonder that is Judaism. The strength that comes from a group that learns, prays and supports one another is priceless and the effects are far-reaching.
Our students arrive each day ready to jump in with both feet and immerse themselves in growing and strengthening our community with their insights. We know that students learn best when they have on-going relationships with both their peers and teachers. We work diligently to provide many chances to build those connections among students, teachers, peers and our teen Madrichim (classroom aides). Our clergy is deeply connected to the students and faculty as integral members of our community of learners. Our students love to “hang out” with clergy, who are always accessible and open to probing questions from students of all ages.
Our curriculum is a balance of interactive, teacher directed and student driven activities and discussions that strives to connect students to Judaism through a variety of portals. We know that when students engage with material more frequently, the connection they form to the subject matter is stronger and more profound.
We encourage our students to question their connection to God, to each other and to the larger Jewish community, as well as their role in the secular world. We look at life through the lens of Jewish values so that our students can use those values to make difficult decisions as they journey through life. We hope to awaken in each student a love of Judaism that is joyful and meaningful, whether it be through history, culture, text study, music, art, nature, Israel or the Hebrew language.