Temple Akiba strives to provide our students with a Reform Jewish Education. To help guide us in this goal, the Temple Akiba Religious School follows the goals developed by the Joint Commission of Jewish Education of the Union for Reform Judaism.
The goal of Jewish Education within the Reform Movement is the deepening of Jewish experience and knowledge for all liberal Jews, in order to strengthen faith in God, love of Torah and identification with the Jewish people through involvement in the synagogue and participation in Jewish life. We believe that Judaism contains answers to the challenges and questions confronting the human spirit, and that only a knowledgeable Jew can successfully discover these answers.
We provide a program of Jewish education, which will enable children, youth and adults to become:
• Jews who affirm their Jewish Identity and bind themselves to Am Yisrael.
• Jews who bear witness to b’rit (the covenant between God and Jews) through Mitzvot (commandments).
• Jews who affirm their historic bond to Eretz Yisrael, the Land of Israel.
• Jews who cherish the study of Hebrew.
• Jews who value and practice tefila (prayer).
• Jews who further the causes of justice, peace, and freedom through chesed (loving-kindness).
• Jews who celebrate Shabbat, festivals and ceremonies marking significant occasions in our lives.
• Jews who esteem their own person, families, and communities; and those 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!
Such Jews will strengthen the fabric of Jewish life, ensure the future of Judaism and the Jewish people.
- Music, Israeli Dance, and Art specialists
- Family learning days
- Holiday celebrations
- Social action projects
- Monthly family Shabbat services
SCHEDULE OF CLASSES:
Lower Grades (K through 3rd) Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Upper Grades (4th through 6th) Sunday 9:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. and Tuesday 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
7th Grade Monday 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m
Akiba High (8th through 12th) Monday 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m
AKIBA HIGH (7TH-9TH GRADE)
Akiba High, links our teens with other teens who share similar interests. By weaving together social connections, interest-based groupings and meaningful Jewish content, Akiba High youth will remain connected to Judaism and to each other for many years to come. When 8th through 12th graders participate in Akiba High they learn about Jewish life by actively experiencing it.
AKIBA HIGH CONFIRMATION (10TH GRADE)
Confirmation (10th grade) is re-envisioned as the culmination of a teen’s involvement in the Temple. 10th grade students will meet weekly with Rabbi Shapiro for discussions on contemporary topics, culminating in a Confirmation service at the end of the year.
POST CONFIRMATION (11TH AND 12TH GRADE)
Post confirmation is re-envisioned the continuation of a teen’s involvement in the Temple. 11th and 12th grade students will meet weekly with Rabbi Shapiro for discussions on contemporary topics from a Jewish perspective.
PLEASE FILL OUT AND RETURN ALL OF THE FOLLOWING PAGES:
Religious School Registration 2017/18
Membership 2017/18 Application must be included with Religious School Registration Packet
SCHOOL BEGINS ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 AT 9:00 AM
Religious School Calendar 2017-2018