B’ruchim Haba’im! We welcome you! In our Torah it is written "and you will teach them diligently to your children." It is this scriptural basis that provides the inspiration for our Religious School. The goal of Jewish education within the Reform Movement is the deepening of Jewish experience and knowledge for all Jews, in order to strengthen faith in God, love of Torah, and identification with the Jewish people through involvement in the synagogue and participation in Jewish life. We seek to instill in the children of Shir Ami an appreciation of their place in the historic, present and future contexts of the Jewish people; pride in their Jewish identity; and the value of joining in the greater Jewish community. Torah, Israel, Holidays, Hebrew and Liturgy, Jewish Ethics and Jewish History are the basis for the curriculum. Activities include Torah Service and Gan Yeladim Choir held every Monday during Religious School. Our loving and caring teachers treat each child with kavod, respecting and nurturing individual needs and abilities. Students participate each year in a Purimshpiel, Second Night Seder, Tu B’Shevat Seder, Shofar Corps, sing at community Chanukah and Pesach events and perform Mitzvah projects. Classes are small, usually 6-10 students and this assures the personal attention we are noted for.
For the 2016-2017 school year, we will continue to have classes on Sunday morning for all students and an additional class on Wednesdays to meet our older student's needs as they prepare for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
Our teachers are not college students but well seasoned professionals with years of teaching experience in Religious School and other Jewish Institutions. Our class size is small, usually from 5-10 students. We have many more classes during the year than all other Religious Schools in Austin.
- Sundays: All classes meet 9-11am
- Wednesdays: Older students (9 - 13 year-olds) meet 5:00 - 7:00pm
Religious School Forms:
Shir Ami Religious School Printable Calendar
Shir Ami Religious School Registration Form
Shir Ami Religious School Fees
Shir Ami Code of Conduct
Shir Ami Religious School Policies
Shir Ami Bnai Mitzvah Manual