Raker Religious School

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  • We aspire to provide pathways for students and families to create and strengthen their personal Jewish identities and relationships with their community.
  • Our school community provides a place where one can comfortably explore their heritage, history, values and culture in order to have a better understanding of Judaism.
  • Throughout the year, we offer Family Learning EXperiences via our FLEX programs.
  • An annual Youth Retreat in Prescott, AZ is open to all 4th-7th graders. We invite them to attend the inspiring and fun camp-style weekend that builds and bonds friendships.

The Judaic Studies Curriculum

  • We use project based learning to connect students to living a spiritual life and maintaining a connection to their Judaism. Throughout the year holidays, Shabbat, Israel and prayer are integrated into each grade level.
  • Our teachers bring in multi-faceted learning models that engage all types of leaners. We offer a Learning Support Specialist to insure that Jewish education is accessible to all students.
  • Art, music, speakers and field trips enhance students’ religious school experiences and bring each of the subjects to life.

Religious School Programs

  • Ganeinu (“Our Garden”), open to 2- and 3-year-olds with parents. They meet 1 Sunday per month. This class focuses on Jewish holidays and Shabbat. Each session includes crafts, songs, snack and stories.
  • Parparim (“Butterflies”), open to 4-year-old (pre-kindergarten) students. They meet 2 Sundays per month. The curriculum focuses on creating Jewish memories. Each session includes stories, music and art to immerse students in Bible, Mitzvot, Tzedekah and celebrations of Shabbat and holidays.
  • 4th-6th grade curriculum integrates Hebrew, prayer and Judaic studies.Hebrew studies at Temple Solel is a 3-year program that begins in 4th grade with the learning of letter, vowels and the ability to decode with fluency and accuracy. Our 5th and 6th graders continue their Hebrew studies with the study of prayer. Students will not only learn how to read the prayers that are a part of our Shabbat and week day services, but will also learn key words and roots to gain a deeper understanding of the meaning and inspiration of what the prayers mean to them as individuals and to all of us as a community.
    • Hebrew students in 4th-6th grade attend an additional time for Hebrew either on Wednesdays early evenings or on Sunday mornings.
  • 7th grade is a very special year at Temple Solel and we strive to make it a meaningful experience for all of our students. Becoming a Bat/ Bar Mitzvah is a time that means that a child is becoming a young adult and we all celebrate this wonderful experience for the families. The curriculum takes into account the anticipation and changes that occur during this important year and the relationships that are essential at Temple Solel throughout your child’s life.
  • 8th -12th graders  are invited to take on leadership roles across the religious school program as Madrichim in Training (8th grade volunteers) or Madrichim Team members (9th-12th graders).
1 Sunday each month 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, see calendar for dates- This is a class for toddlers, ages 2-4 with a caregiver.

2 Sundays each month 9:30 am – 12:00 pm, see calendar for dates- This is a class for pre-schoolers the year before they enter Kindergarten.
Sunday 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Option 1:

Sunday 9:30 am – 12:00 pm and Wednesday 4:30 pm – 6:15 pm Includes Youth Retreat

Option 2:

Sunday 8:00 am – 9:30 am and Sunday 9:30 am – 12:00 pm  Includes Youth Retreat

(Sunday 9:30 pm – 12:00 pm Includes Youth Retreat
Madrichim Team for 10th-12th Grade & Madrichim-In-Training Team for 8th-9th Grade

For more information on Raker Religious School contact the Director Raker Religious School, Alissa Zuchman at alissa@templesolel.org