Williamsport's Temple for Reform Judaism
425 Center Street
Williamsport PA 17701
Sunday School and Hebrew School
The Old World term often used to describe a Jewish house of study and worship is shul, the Yiddish word for "school." Similarly, the title Rabbi implies more than a religious leader, it also means "teacher." Temple Beth Ha-Sholom takes its educational role very seriously, offering a variety of classes for interested members of all ages, from preschool ("Torah for Tots") to Adult Education.
Religious school and Hebrew classes for our grade-school aged children are offered every Sunday morning, plus one afternoon per week during the school year. For youngsters (and some not quite so young) preparing for the Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah ceremony (a coming-of-age ritual typically celebrated at the age of 13, but sometimes observed later in life), additional Hebrew training is offered. As the date of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah rite of passage approaches, private tutoring may be scheduled for those weekends on which our Student Rabbi visits us. A Confirmation class is held for post-Bar/Bat Mitzvah young adults. And, several times throughout the year, the Student Rabbi may offer Adult Education, Book Discussion, Introduction to Judaism, or other special classes for our members.
The schedule of classes for the current (2008-09) academic year is now posted to the Calendar of Events section of this website. Specific questions about eduational opportunities, as well as suggestions and offers of volunteer assistance, should be addressed to our Religious School Committee Chair via email. Those prospective members desiring more information about our Religious School and Hebrew School programs are invited to email to our Membership Coordinator.
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