Our inspiring new home and the close involvement of Rabbi Gerson will make your child’s educational experience better than ever. Students will have their own classrooms to decorate, with our beautiful sanctuary and social hall for special activities. Jewish learning will extend across the street to Pomerance Park, where we can enjoy and help preserve the beauty of nature, a key element of Judaism. Shabbat services will have a multi-generational appeal, including a kid’s play table, plus a new approach to family services.
Religious school is held on Sundays from 9:30 – 11:30 am, and new students are always welcome. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a tour, please contact our Director of Education, Eliana Hall at (203) 629-0018.
Mitzvah of the Month
Greenwich Reform Synagogue’s Religious School now has a Mitzvah of the Month Program! Our GRSTY (Greenwich Reform Synagogue Temple Youth) teens choose a tikkun olam (repairing the world) project each month to share with younger students; we also want to get the entire congregation involved. Past projects have included food and toiletry drives for families in need, a bake sale to benefit United Hatzalah Emergency Services in Israel, and more.
Our Mitzvah of the Month program helps us remember that our tikkun olam efforts are not limited to a single day, and provides new opportunities for congregants of all ages to engage in social justice activities.
December’s Mitzvah of the Month is raising money for Temple Beth Shalom, the Reform Synagogue in San Juan, Puerto Rico, which was damaged during Hurricane Maria. Our students are hosting two fundraisers to help rebuild the flooded religious school and kitchen.
On Sunday December 3, our teens will be holding a bake sale during the GRS Religious School, from 9:30-11:30. We welcome everyone to come and buy a tasty treat, and learn more about Temple Beth Shalom.
On Sunday December 17, our Religious school students will be hosting a silent auction of their own artwork from 9:30-10:45, with proceeds also benefiting Temple Beth Shalom. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage in tikkun olam and acquire art created by one of our young artists.
Baby & Me
Join specialists Kori Meyers and Jordana Lubliner in a class for your baby and you, filled with music, movement, dance, and hands-on activities in a warm, welcoming environment. Meet up with friends and explore topics such as developmental stages and family life issues. Space is limited, so register today!
- Thursdays, 11 am – noon
- Fall session, October – December; spring session, February- April
- At Greenwich Reform, 92 Orchard Street Cos Cob
- Fee: $225 (9 sessions)
For more information, please contact Anne Liss Johnson at (203) 322-6541 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the teachers:
Kori Meyers has a master’s degree and a PhD in counseling psychology. She has taught in several area schools. At the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School, Kori has worked in the Wonderful Ones and Aleph, Bet, Go programs. She has been the head teacher in the Terrifc Tots program for the past three years.
Jordana Lubliner teaches music in several Fairfield country pre-schools. She has been teaching at the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School for the past seven years. Jordana is also involved in community theater and local dance productions.
At Greenwich Reform Synagogue, we take education seriously – at every stage of life – and believe Jewish learning has the potential to enrich, transform and deepen our lives. We believe, as the Rabbis of thousands of years insisted, that study can be a form of devotion, and serious engagement with the tradition makes us not just better Jews, but better people.
At GRS we don’t just read sacred texts – we discuss them, argue with them, and add our voices to them. We learn in single demographic groups, but also multi-generationally, and we learn broadly and deeply – from all our tradition has to offer. This year, we’ll be delving into Jewish contemplative forms like walking and meditation, Jewish women’s wisdom through our Rosh Chodesh groups, text study of classics like Esther and the Book of Job, and scholar in residence weekends with nationally acclaimed Rabbis, Jewish journalists, writers and thinkers.
We’ll also be offering an Introduction to the Jewish service course this year, as well as regular Torah study with a group of devoted regulars. Have a specific Jewish interest you want to explore? Let us know, and we’ll see if we can make it happen!
No prior knowledge is necessary, and everyone is welcome. For complete details and to register for classes, please contact the GRS office at (203) 629-0018.