Kol Tzedek Torah School
Kol Tzedek Torah School (KTTS) is a Reconstructionist Torah School rooted in Judaism as a living tradition and justice as a guiding value. In our diverse and inclusive community, students learn Jewish history, text, and culture. We engage the whole student through creative projects, interactive lessons, and group discussions. Our curriculum places an emphasis on developing Jewish identity and relating to Jewish social justice. Through our dynamic program, our students recognize connections with Jewish tradition in their daily lives. We work to create an environment that empowers students to bring their full selves and all their passions to the conversation.
The 5781 school year begins on September 13, 2020 and ends on May 23, 2021. What happens in between is full of magic and mystery, meaningful online learning and hopefully some opportunities to gather in person. All classes will meet via Zoom for at least the Fall semester and we will reevaluate as we approach the midyear point based on best practices and safety protocols related to COVID-19.
Students will meet in small groups for 45 minutes. Students will attend either Session Aleph from 3:15-4:00pm or Session Bet from 4:30-5:15pm. We will gather for a community Havdalah from 4:00-4:30pm. Hevruta will be scheduled around these times.
Grades K-2 are meeting in age cohorts. Grades 3-7 will have the opportunity to choose classes based on their interests.
Hebrew Hevruta is how we teach Hebrew at Kol Tzedek! Students work in groups of 2-3 with a teacher for 35 minutes. Families can opt-in at any time beginning in 1st grade. Students who plan to have a typical Kol Tzedek B'nei Mitzvah must begin Hebrew Hevruta by 5th grade. 7th graders typically don't do Hebrew Hevruta because they are working with their B'nei Mitzvah tutor.
We are excited to welcome a diverse group of learners, and every effort will be made to meet the learning and accessibility needs of all children.
For any questions about Torah School, please contact Rabbi Michelle Greenfield, Director of Family Education and Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 267-629-2349.