We pleased to announce that our students will be joining the Religious School program at Temple B’nai Israel (TBI) in Aurora. Both Rabbi Ed Friedman and TBI President Jeremy Ginsberg, with strong support from their Board have expressed their delight in having our students participate in their educational program. At a recent Board meeting they approved a motion to allow students from Congregation Beth Shalom in DeKalb to benefit from the TBI member rate for school this year as long as they maintain membership with Congregation Beth Shalom.”
We are equally delighted that our students will have an opportunity to make new friends and participate in the Shalom Learning program. According to Faith Young, Board of Education Chair at TBI, we are excited to introduce our new dynamic, engaging, state-of-the-art curriculum and materials developed by Shalom Learning. Every Sunday your child will still learn Hebrew, prayers, Jewish holidays, culture, traditions, and ethics. Each teacher will use videos, short stories, songs, games, and projects to meet the needs of each child’s learning style. In addition, every student (Grades 2 – Confirmation) will access an online portal that enables teachers to monitor student assignments and progress while students work independently during the week.
Although we will not have the students in our building for religious school, we look forward to seeing them for Shabbat, holy days and special programs. B’nai Mitzvah preparation will continue to be supervised by Rabbi Barb Moskow. Rabbi Barb will also, as her schedule permits, participate in the educational program at TBI and maintain contact with their educators and Board of Education.