Religious School

The Golub Family Education Center

 

Finally, a Hebrew School that’s as fun as soccer practice!

Congregation Gates of Heaven keeps Jewish learning relevant to our student’s lives. The CGOH curriculum provides students with a strong foundation in Judaism and the tools to live their lives as ones who set the example for others in repairing the world—making our communities a better place. 

Our goal is to plant the seeds of life-long learning through meaningful exploration, critical thinking skills and hands-on-learning with both classes and families.

 

2020-2021 School Registration Form

 

Religious School 2020-2021

April 2020

Dear Families,

This is an extraordinary time for all of us. This school year has not been what we expected; however, I am immensely proud of how we have come together as a school and community and commend everyone’s hard work in accomplishing this effort. As a parent I know the challenges of homeschooling and being sheltered in place with children; as an educator I know the challenges of creating virtual educational opportunities. I believe when the ‘pause’ ends, we will have a greater appreciation for our teachers and our own abilities.

It is difficult to think about fall, but Congregation Gates of Heaven Golub Family Education Center’s Religious School will be here to continue as a school community and provide your children a Jewish education. We are going to do registration as “usual,” but as we plan for different scenarios for the opening of school, we will follow whatever guidelines are in place at that time and adjust our program/schedule as needed and will transition as needed.

Note: Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur fall on Sundays in September, we will begin Religious School on October 4, 2020. Registration deadline is August 2, 2020.

2020-21 School Registration Form

or download the PDF version to fill out and mail to the temple.

School Hours

Sunday Religious School: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for preschool (3 & 4 year olds) – 7th grade.

Hebrew School: Choose the day/time that fits your lifestyle for grades 4-7

  • Sunday mornings from 8:15 am-9:30 am.
  • Wednesdays from 4:15 pm –5:45 pm
  • Tuesdays from 4:30 pm –6:00 pm.Classes meet at Congregation Beth Shalom, 688 Clifton Park Center Road, Clifton Park, NY.

Hebrew School

Teaching Hebrew has been a challenge. Students have been exposed to letters in 1st grade, used a pre-primer in 2nd grade, were decoding in 3rd grade, able to recite or chant prayers in 4th, 5th, and 6th, and leading large portions of their B’nai Mitzvah service. But, something was not right. Read more

 

Curriculum

Preschool and Kindergarten

1st-3rd Grades

4th and 5th Grades

6th and 7th Grades

2020-2021 Religious School Information

2020-21 School Registration Form

2020-2021 Religious/Hebrew School Calendar… coming soon

2020-21 Parent Duty Schedule… coming soon

 2020-2021Religious School Handbook… coming soon