YOUNG FAMILIES INITIATIVE
Do you have a child in 3rd grade or below? Are you or your partner age 40 or younger? If so, you are eligible for Greenwich Reform Synagogue’s Young Families Initiative Including:
• Free religious school tuition at the GRS Religious School for pre-K through third grade.
• An 80% discount on your first-year family membership and significant discounts for the subsequent three years.
Young Family Initiative Membership Fee Schedule 2013-2014
Capital Contribution ($1000 total, paid $200 per year for 5 years)
First Year Total
$794 (80% discount!)
Capital Contribution does not increase in subsequent years.
First year dues are discounted 80% from the regular dues then in effect. 2nd year will be discounted 60%, 3rd year 40%, and 4th year 20%.
The discounts described in the Young Families Initiative are guaranteed to any family that registers (and then joins GRS prior to June 30, 2014). The school will be tuition-free for 3rd grade and below. First year membership dues will be 20% off the then-current dues (an 80% discount), and will “step-up” each subsequent year. Second year membership will be 40% off the then-current dues, third year 60%, etc… until regular dues are reached in the fifth year. GRS may cease to offer the Young Families Initiative to additional registrants at any time. So, register now to guarantee your eligibility!
GRS RELIGIOUS & HEBREW SCHOOL
New for 2013-2014
Greenwich Reform Synagogue’s Newly Launched Religious Education Program
Parents and parents of prospective students are invited to meet with Rabbi Sklarz and 2013-2014 Educational Director, Eliana Hall, to discuss our exciting new program! To register, or for questions, please call 203-629-0018 or email Eliana Hall at email@example.com
Students gather on Sunday mornings, with an additional midweek meeting for supplemental Hebrew instruction. Instead of the traditional classroom model, Generation J offers experiential learning with a thematic approach based on Jewish values, including:
- Active, project-based learning
- A collaborative and social environment
- The exploration of Jewish ethics
- Individualized, flexible Hebrew instruction
- Judaic and Hebrew instruction prepares children for a meaningful B’nai Mitzvah.
- Teens cooperatively prepare a beautiful Shavuot Confirmation service.
- Click here for a sample schedule.
Flexible Hebrew Instruction: Private Hebrew instruction is offered on the weekday afternoon of your choice. Students in grades 4-7 (optional for third graders) come to the GRS office for 30 minutes of individual instruction with a Hebrew specialist. Utilizing the acclaimed Mitkadem program, created by the URJ (Union for Reform Judaism), each child receives personally tailored instruction. Students prepare for their bar/bat mitzvah by learning Hebrew reading and prayer, as well as theological concepts, vocabulary, and grammar.
Free to member families for kindergarten through 3rd grade. Ask about special reduced cost membership for young families.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS!
A monthly drop-off pre-school program for 3 and 4 year olds Sunday mornings from 9:30-11:30.
October 20 – Welcoming Shabbat
November 24 – Chanukah & Thanksgiving
December 15 – Jewish Blessings
January 12 – Tu b’Shevat
March 16- Purim
April 6 – Passover
May 4 – Israel Celebration
Children will be immersed in a high energy learning environment, rich with the spirit of Judaism and community. Together, they will learn about their Jewish selves through song, dance, art, stories, fun, and friends!
Participants need not be members of Greenwich Reform Synagogue to enroll:
For more information or to enroll, please contact Eliana Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you want to feel more comfortable during services at Shabbat and on the holidays? Would you like to read and understand the Hebrew prayers? Perhaps you want to deepen your understanding of the Jewish religion, history, and culture? Join us for one or both of our Sunday morning classes and stretch your mind and soul. Classes meet most Sunday mornings at our Stanwich School location at 257 Stanwich Road in Greenwich; please check the GRS calendar for dates.
Hebrew 102/Torah Study with Rabbi Andrew R. Sklarz, MSW, Sunday mornings at 9:45 AM. Join us if you know the Hebrew alphabet, but wish to develop your reading skills and feel greater comfort in the sanctuary. We’ll also explore related portions of the Torah. In addition, if you want to register for either Beginners’ or Advanced Beginners’ Hebrew with Rabbi Sklarz, please contact Laura at the GRS office.
Seminar: Study of Jewish Contributions to Christianity and Islam with Rabbi Robert Rothman, Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM. Wide-ranging discussions will also cover current issues impacting Judaism, the holidays, and more. GRS’ long-time scholar-in-residence, Rabbi Rothman, D.H.L., D.D., Ph.D., is the Rabbi Emeritus of Rye Community Synagogue. Each class is designed to be a stand-alone session, so come to as many as you wish.
GRS adult education classes are free to both members and non-members of GRS. Modest textbook fees are the only required cost; donations are appropriate and greatly appreciated.
To register, please call 203-629-0018 or email email@example.com.
- December 15, 2013 9:00 amReligious School Breakfast
- December 15, 2013 9:30 amReligious School
- December 15, 2013 9:30 amHebrew 102/Torah Study with Rabbi Rothman
- December 17, 2013 7:00 pmChoir Rehearsal
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