RELIGIOUS & HEBREW SCHOOL
A life-long process at Greenwich Reform Synagogue, Jewish education is a priority from the pre-school years through adulthood. From their earliest pre-school experiences, children are exposed to a curriculum focusing on Jewish values and ethics, history, culture, Israel and Hebrew, all with a special emphasis on the importance of social action. Following Bar or Bat Mitzvah, students are encouraged to enter the GRS Confirmation Academy and may elect to serve as aides in our religious school.
Youth group and volunteer activities are also important facets of GRS life. Beginning in 7th grade, students may participate in GRSTY (Greenwich Reform Synagogue Temple Youth) and become full-fledged members in Grade 9. During the elementary school years, a variety of programs, including those with a social action focus, are offered to introduce our young learners to the youth group experience. As a member of the Union of Reform Judaism, our children also participate in NFTY (National Federation of Temple Youth) Israel programs and camping experiences.
GRS offers a wide array of learning experiences for adults of all ages and backgrounds.
Torah Study: At 9:00 am on Saturday mornings, Rabbi Sklarz leads an informal study group focusing on the week’s Torah portion, discussing what it means from a modern Jewish perspective. This class is open to all congregants to join whenever they can. In recent years, the group has looked at other topics including the weekly Haftarah and other canonical works.
Adult Hebrew: Rabbi Sklarz teaches weekly Hebrew classes at various levels.
Visiting Scholars: Rabbi Robert Rothman, Rabbi Emeritus of Rye Community Synagogue, leads lively discussions most Sunday mornings. This class is open to all congregants to attend whenever they can. GRS also invites visiting scholars and guest lecturers to lead discussions on a variety of Jewish topics.
On Saturday mornings, Rabbi Sklarz facilitates an informal study group focusing on the week’s Torah portion, discussing what it means from a modern Jewish perspective. This class is open to all congregants to join whenever they can.
- May 24, 2013 6:30 pmShabbat Service
- May 24, 2013 6:45 pmAnniversary Blessings
- May 27, 2013GRS Offices Closed Memorial Day
- May 28, 2013 6:45 pmB\'nai Mitzvah Rehearsal