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Rimon Religious School

Rimon, Congregation Beth Israel's religious school , is open to the Jewish community throughout Central Massachusetts. We seek to bring Jewish learning alive with a hands-on, discovery-oriented experience that centers on the child, engages the family and treasures the community. Our vision is for children to question, learn and grow, creating a vibrant Jewish identity and future arising from the love and knowledge of our rituals, history and tradition.

Registration is now open for classes starting on September 14th, 2019.   Please download the following materials for the 2019-2020 school year:

Rimon Registration Packet    |    Rimon School Calendar 2019-2020

  • School is open to students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 7. Rimon also features a leadership program led by Rabbi Aviva Fellman for Post B'nai Mitzvah students on Wednesday afternoons and Shabbat mornings, plus twice-monthly supplemental learning sessions on Monday evenings.

  • Pre-Kindergarten is a monthly Tot Shabbat on Saturday mornings from 11:15 - 11:45 a.m.  This is an all singing, all dancing, mini-service for children under five, with an accompanying adult. 

  • Kindergarten and Grade 1 meet Shabbat mornings from 9:30 a.m. - Noon.

  • Grades 2 - 7 meet Wednesday afternoons from 4:15 - 6:15 p.m. and Shabbat mornings, 9:30 a.m. - Noon.

  • Grades 2-4 have an additional private Hebrew tutoring session, in person or via Skype, arranged with the family for a convenient time.

  • Grades 5-7 meet additionally on Mondays from 4:15 – 6:00.

  • Opportunities for family activities, holiday celebrations. and outings are scheduled for several times during the year.

  • Child-focused learning allows students to learn Hebrew, Jewish traditions, holidays and tefillah (prayer) at their own pace.

Objectives

  1. Inspire students to learn about their Jewish heritage and take pride in being Jewish.
  2. Develop comfort with the synagogue environment and with Jewish text and practice.
  3. Engage students in Hebrew learning and cultivate the capacity and desire to learn Torah.
  4. Foster a connection to Jewish tradition throughout history and to the modern state of Israel.
  5. Assist students to engage in the world guided by Jewish values like justice and hospitality and kindness.
  6. Create a Jewish environment supportive of each student’s learning style.
  7. Develop a learning community where all support one another in going from strength to strength.

 

 

In Jewish tradition, the “rimon,” or pomegranate, is a symbol of goodness and a blossoming future. It is said to contain 613 seeds, corresponding to the 613 mitzvot in the Torah.

 

For more information, please contact: Dale.rosenberg@bethisraelworc.org

 

Thu, June 20 2019 17 Sivan 5779