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Religious School Registration for 2022-2023

Registration is now open for the 2022-2023 religious school year.  Click the link below to register.
 
 
NOTE: Tuition charges have not increased over last year. 
 
Grades K-2 (Sundays only)                      = $636.
Grades 3-6 (Sundays and Wednesdays) = $910.
Grade 7 (Wednesday classes)                 =$1850
          (includes class time, individual tutoring, cantorial soloist, accompanist, janitorial services & security for service) 
 
The charges will be added to your account when the registration is confirmed.  Billing statements that include Membership Commitment and any other commitments will be mailed in mid-July. 
If you need an abatement or scholarship, please contact treasurer Nate Zaientz at treasurer@kolhaverim.org.
 
Please register students who will be attending, so that we can begin planning and be sure to bill appropriately.  
First Sunday session will be on September 11, 2022.  First Wednesday session is September 21, 2022.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dasha Baker, Religious School Principal, at dbaker@kolhaverim.org.

Religious School

Our children are Judaism's most important resource; and our hopes and dreams for our Jewish future. We, at Kol Haverim, are dedicated to building a warm, comfortable and positive climate of Jewish experiences and learning for our students. Parents are the necessary ingredient to make our efforts successful. Please join us in this endeavor!


Religious School Documents

 *  Calendar and information for 2022-23 will be posted soon.

     First Sunday session (Grades K-6) is Sunday, September 11, 2022.

     First Wednesday session (Grades 3-7) is Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

 

EFFECTIVE 8/14/21Revised 2021-2022 Parent Handbook (PDF file)

See also our B'rit Mitzvah at Congregation Kol Haverim page.

Welcome to our new Religious School Principal

Dasha Baker

pronouns she/her/hers
Phone: (860) 633-3966
Email: dbaker@kolhaverim.org

We welcome Dasha Baker as our new Religious School Principal effective July 1, 2021!  A warm, energetic, and welcoming educator, Dasha has over 30 years of experience in Jewish Education including teaching, mentoring, tutoring, Family Programming, and Religious School directing.  During her career she has worked at Har Sinai Congregation in Baltimore, Maryland; Temple Shir Tikvah in Winchester, Massachusetts; Beth El Temple Center in Belmont Massachusetts; Gateways: Access to Jewish Education in Newton, Massachusetts; and Sinai Temple in Springfield, Massachusetts. 

Dasha has Master’s Degrees in Jewish Education and Jewish Studies from Baltimore Hebrew University, a Certificate in Jewish Communal Service from the Baltimore Institute for Jewish Communal Service, and is Certified as a Youth Mental Health First Aid Responder by the National Council for Behavioral Health.

Dasha loves Jewish Education because she believes every student and teacher can succeed.  In her words, “My students and teachers always validate my belief in them – how can I not love my work!”  Her passions include Jewish music and studying Torah.  She is looking forward to working with the Kol Haverim Religious School and meeting the members of this community.

About our Religious School

One of Kol Haverim's fundamental goals is the transmission of Jewish Heritage. In conjunction with an active Jewish home life, our educational programs strive to increase Jewish literacy, feeling, knowledge and observance and to foster a love for the Reform Jewish way of life.

THE KOL HAVERIM RELIGIOUS SCHOOL inspires our children with a positive and abiding connection to our Jewish faith, history and traditions. The Religious School begins with the Nursery Program and continues through 12th grade with the goal of creating a literate, caring, active Jewish young adult at the time of confirmation.

 

The Kol Haverim Religious School strives to educate our children to become:

  • Jews who affirm their Jewish identity and bind themselves inseparably to our people by word and by deed.
  • Jews who bear witness to the Brit (the covenant between God and the Jewish people) through the practice of mitzvot (commandments) as studied in the Torah and classic Jewish literature, and as interpreted in the light of historic development and contemporary liberal Jewish thought.
  • Jews who affirm their historic bond to Eretz Yisrael, the Land of Israel.
  • Jews who cherish and study Hebrew, the language of the Jewish people.
    Jews who value and practice Tefilah (prayer).
  • Jews who further the causes of Justice, Freedom, and Peace by pursuing Tzedek (righteousness), Mishpat (justice) and Chesed (loving deeds).
  • Jews who celebrate Shabbat, the Holy Days and the festivals and observe the Jewish ceremonies marking the significant occasions in their lives.
  • Jews who esteem their own person and the person of others; their own family and the family of others; their own community and the community of others.
  • Jews who express kinship with K'lal Yisrael by actively seeking the welfare of Jews throughout the world.
  • Jews who support and participate in the life of the synagogue.

The Nursery Program meets twice a month, while Grades K - 2 and 7 - 12 meet once a week. Hebrew studies begin in the 2nd grade and Grades 3 - 6 meet twice a week. B'rit Mitzvah instruction is provided in the 7th grade.{B'rit is a non-gender specific term that can be used for males, females, and non-binary gender persons.  You and your family can pick the term that is appropriate for your child.}

Family education programs provide opportunities for families to learn and celebrate together through enjoyable experiential and participatory activities.

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