The HCRJ Religious School Philosophy
The HCRJ Religious School believes successful religious school programming invites each student on a journey of the spirit that includes learning, self-exploration and the establishment of life-long relationships. At HCRJ, Jewish education is a joyful endeavor where students, teachers and parents work together to generate bonds with each other, the synagogue community and God rooted in shared faith, culture and heritage.
We believe that successful Jewish learning is maximized when it is in sync with the realities of modern secular life. In response to the fact that families are highly overextended during the week, the HCRJ religious school is committed to maintaining a program only meets on Sunday morning.
Our innovative curriculum is designed to engage students of all ages. Project-centered programming invites students to explore faith, history, heritage and culture through camp style, five-week units on cooking, music, art and more. As students rotate through these projects, classroom experiences become the foundations for a love of Jewish learning and a life-long connection to synagogue life.
We believe that every stage of Jewish learning must be meaningful and personally fulfilling. It is our ongoing commitment to our students to provide boundless opportunities to master Hebrew reading skills and develop a strong foundation in Jewish values, beliefs and practices in ways that are engaging, intellectually stimulating and fun.