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Louis B. Silver Religious School (LBSRS)

The Louis B. Silver Religious School provides a vibrant atmosphere for children in pre-Kindergarten through 7th grade to learn about the myriad aspects of Judaism (history, holidays, Israel, etc.) through the important lens of Jewish values. Coupled with learning liturgical (prayer book) Hebrew decoding for B’nai Mitzvah preparation, our children will leave with a strong Jewish identity.

Click here to register for the 2023-2024 year.

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About the 2023-2024 School Year

When does LBSRS meet?

  • Sundays IN PERSON, 9:30AM–12:30PM in grade level classrooms for ALL GRADES
  • Tuesdays ON ZOOM, 4:00PM–5:00PM for Kitah Gimel (3rd Grade)–Kitah Zayin (7th Grade)

What is the curriculum?

  • All grades use the ShalomLearning values-based curriculum for Judaics and Kitah Aleph – Kitah Zayin use the Torah Aura prayer-based curriculum for Hebrew learning during class hours
  • In addition to ShalomLearning and Torah Aura, faculty will incorporate explorations of Jewish holidays, current events and how they relate to Jewish values, Israel education, Israeli dance, and music
  • Additionally, each class participates in a Student-Led Shabbat Service & Family Dinner, and each class has a class picnic during the year.

Will there be opportunities for parent education?

  • You bet! Our senior staff will ensure that there are myriad opportunities for parent-centered learning during LBSRS hours and beyond! Stay tuned to your email for dates/topics.
  • We plan to continue last year's successful Sunday Center program, offering parents and congregants a variety of opportunities to learn, pray, sing, work out, and eat bagels.
  • Do you have burning questions about Judaism? We can create a one-off discussion/series of classes for you! Let me know what’s on your mind: debby@pjtc.net.

As we learned during the pandemic, no matter what structure is in place, our children benefit from continuing to develop their Jewish identities and engaging in their community. As always, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me with any questions or concerns. We look forward to another successful year of LBSRS with you.

Student-Led Shabbat, Dinners, and Picnics!

In addition to classroom time, each class and their families experience a Shabbat meal at PJTC together during the year, followed by Shabbat services. Students in grades pre-K–2 will participate in age- appropriate Shabbat services while students in grades 3–6 will LEAD Shabbat services for the larger PJTC community.

Class Meal/Service Dates 2023-2024:
• K’tantanim-Kitah Bet (Pre-K–2nd Grade): Friday, January 19

• Kitah Hei (5th Grade) Dinner and Service: Friday, March 1
• Kitah Dalet (4th Grade) Dinner and Service: Friday, March 15
• Kitah Gimel (3rd Grade) Dinner and Service: Friday, April 12
• Kitah Vav (6th Grade) Service and Lunch: Saturday, May 4

**We encourage the entire community to save the dates above and join us for these services to support the next generation of Shabbat leaders!**

Class Picnics:
Each class and their families will gather for a purely social afternoon picnic one Sunday after religious school each year. These picnics can take place either at Victory Park or someone’s home; details will be provided by the room parents.
• K’tantanim (Pre-K): October 22, 2023
• Kitah Aleph (1st Grade): April 21, 2024
• Kitah Bet (2nd Grade): December 17, 2023
• Kitah Gimel (3rd Grade): February 4, 2024
• Kitah Dalet (4th Grade): February 11, 2024
• Kitah Hei (5th Grade): March 3, 2024
• Kitah Vav (4th Grade): March 10, 2024
• Kitah Zayin (7th Grade): February 24, 2024

Meet the LBSRS faculty -- click here.

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