Kol Tikvah has an energetic Religious School environment that covers foundational Jewish content using experiential and project-based learning.
The Kindergarten through second grade classes meet weekly and focus on learning the Aleph Bet (the Hebrew alphabet), how to celebrate Jewish holidays, and well-known Torah portions such as the stories of creation and Noah.
The third through sixth grades meet twice a week and follow the Union for Reform Judaism’s Curricula: the Mitkadem Hebrew Preparation Program focused on mastering reading, saying and understanding prayers and the Chai Judaica Program involving study of Torah, prayer, and values. We supplement these materials with individualized tutoring, small study groups, school-wide holiday celebrations, family education programs, Jewish music and singing, Shabbat worship and participation in art activities related to their study.
Our students are prepared to help lead worship and holiday services after years of study at Kol Tikvah.
Our teachers represent a cross section of qualified educators from many different disciplines. Many teach in secular and Jewish day schools, and all know Hebrew, appropriate for the grades they teach. In addition, we have specialists in Hebrew, music, and art, as well as inclusion specialist to assist students with differential learning needs.
Our Education Committee, comprised of parent volunteers, assists the Director of Lifelong Learning in creating and executing the educational vision for our religious school and the continual process of assessment and evaluation to strengthen the curricula. The committee also participates in our events and helps to raise funds for special programming.
Our TNT (Teen Night at the Temple) Programs for Grades 7-12 includes continued learning at a deeper and more comprehensive level, such as b’nai mitzvah preparation, discussions of Jewish values, Confirmation, and Jewish Studies courses in our Dual Enrollment Program with Broward College. In addition, students continue to develop their relationships with their peers through our experiential youth group activities that surround the Religious School programming.
We encourage all parents from Grades K-12 to get involved with their children’s classes as room parents or serving on our Education Committee. We hope that parents will support their children’s learning through participating in our family programming and engaging in home discussions about what students are learning and by providing them with the opportunity to experience Shabbat and holiday celebrations at home.
Flip through our curriculum below, or download it here.