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Temple Adath Yeshurun

Creating Community

450 Kimber Road, Syracuse, NY 13224
Phone: 315.445.0002
Email: info@adath.org

Religious School

Religious School Mission Statement

To create a school environment that: is an extension of the synagogue community in that it represents the religious, cultural, and social life of the synagogue and integrates its education with the synagogue community, has dedicated staff, respects the diversity of the Jewish community, is safe, creates a sense of inclusion and community, focuses on Conservative Judaism, Israel, social action, Hebrew, and ceremonies and ritual, and fosters Jewish learning that will continue into adulthood.

Religious School Vision Statement

We believe that at Temple Adath Yeshurun Religious School that the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values of its students by the time they graduate in 7th grade will reflect the following:

An appreciation for Jewish life in that they will be engaged in Jewish life practices, concepts, and traditions that can be modern and relatable.

  • A knowledge of Jewish text that will result in the understanding of the importance of story-telling and passing on of tradition through both written and oral means that can be applied to a modern context.
  • A mastery of skills in reading and picking out root words in Hebrew prayer, understanding service order and prayer meaning, and recognizing some conversational Hebrew words.
  • Embracing significant values such as Tikkun Olam, the importance of having basic religious beliefs, understanding Jewish history through our ancestors or within our own family, feeling inspired in being Jewish because it is part of what make them special and unique, and passing on Jewish history and values to the next generation.
  • Appreciating their Jewish identity as a permanent piece of who they are in that they feel comfortable being Jewish, understand the importance of the existence of Israel, and that religious school is only one step in their life journey as a Jewish person.

Religious School

Temple Adath Religious School strives to educate our children  to become committed Jews. This is done through a curriculum of Hebrew instruction, Torah study, holidays and rituals, and Jewish values and history.  PreKindergarten through 7th graders meet on Sundays from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  PreKindergarten, Kindergarten, first, and second grade students engage in a hands-on, interactive program that teaches reading readiness, Bible stories, holiday rituals and beginning prayers.

Students in grades three through seven devote their time to Hebrew reading, learning and leading prayers, Torah/Text, Holidays, Israel, and Jewish lifecycle events.  These students attend the Syracuse Community Hebrew School on Wednesdays for additional instruction in prayer and Hebrew.