Religious school begins with pre-kindergarten and continues through high school. Students receive training for Bar/Bat Mitzvah, with confirmation at the end of tenth grade and more educational opportunities through high school graduation. Parents are encouraged to be involved throughout their children’s religious education. The religious school is exclusively for members of Beth Shalom, supported both by the Congregation’s budget and by tuition and fees.
We are excited to welcome students and families to the 2020-2021 school year! We will create a bustling online educational environment this year with many new and exciting options for learning and community. Some of our new offerings this year are Hebrew Through Movement for PreK to 6th grade, and a partnership with IsraelLink for our 7th graders to learn more about modern Israel through interactive online lessons.
Our virtual classes will continue to be held during our regular school hours, with reduced class duration to best provide age-appropriate amounts of screen time.
Virtual School Schedule
Grades PreK-6 will meet on Sundays from 9:00 – 10:00. You will receive a specific time that your child’s class will meet, and these meetings will be scheduled for the same time every week. We will stagger the start times of the PreK- 2 group and 3-6 group to make it easier for families to assist every child as they start their class.
Grades 3-6 will also meet on Tuesday from 4:30 – 6:15. We will break our Hebrew classes into small groups so that every child will receive more personalized attention.
Grades 7-high school will meet on Sundays from 10:15 – 11:15 (Dine & Discuss may vary from this schedule)
Students in 7th grade through high school can join us for an assortment of electives after their scheduled class, starting at 11:30. We will offer discussions on Jewish pop culture and history, courses on leading Tefillah and learning modern Hebrew, as well as hands-on groups learning to cook, bake, and create with several kinds of arts and crafts such as sewing, knitting, quilting, and drawing – all through a Jewish lens!
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS
The religious school and preschool of Congregation Beth Shalom of Naperville admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, gender expression, or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school and the school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, gender expression, or sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and other school administered programs.