09.19.2010

About...

The Sephardic Religious School (SRS) is housed at the Stroum Jewish Community Center, offers instruction from Pre-K through Grade 8, and is open to all Jewish children regardless of synagogue affiliation. Though our program has a Sephardic orientation, it has been designed to be universal in appeal as is evidenced by the fact that over half of our students are Ashkenazic. We believe we are unique in the warm, nurturing environment we create for our students, which is made possible by our extraordinary teaching staff and our unusually low student teacher ratio of about 5:1. With this we are able to give each child individual attention which allows us to teach successfully to all levels of learning at every grade level. At Sephardic Religious School, our students look forward to coming to Sunday School. We make learning fun through the use of activities, celebrations, song, and other interactive activities. We also foster close friendships amongst our students and indeed between our students and their teachers. Our program is open to everyone and our tuition has been designed to be affordable, even in these economic times. To learn more about our school, please contact our Director of Education,Rachely Hemmat rachel1h@aol.com or 206 992-2235

09.19.2010

Overview...

Sephardic Religious School serves Jewish children in Pre-School through Grade 8. Each grade at SRS has a basic curriculum with areas of focus that includes two periods: Judaic Studies and Hebrew Reading Groups. Judaic Studies classes cover the following areas in our curriculum: Prayers and Blessings, Holidays, Laws & Customs, Chumash (Bible) and Navi (Prophets), Chagim (Holidays), and other special units of study. Hebrew Reading Groups cover learning to read and write Hebrew.

09.19.2010

Special Activites...

Music, Art and Ladino are incorporated in the curriculum to enhance the Sephardic Jewish learning experience. Students experience school-wide holiday celebrations such as Rosh Hashanah, Chanukah, Tu Bishvat (Fruticas), Purim, Pesach, and Lag BaOmer.

“Tsedakah” (charity) is an important concept taught at SRS. There are school-wide “tsedakah” projects several times each year, such as the Kosher Food Bank Drive, buying trees in Israel for Tu Bishvat and Maot Hittim (wheat money) for Pesach.

09.19.2010

Curriculum...

Sephardic Religious School is a supplementary Jewish school serving Jewish children in Pre-School through Grade 6. Pre-School, Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 meet on Sunday for 2 ½ hours of weekly religious instruction. Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5 and Grade 6 also meet in Tuesdays for an additional 1 ½ hour of instruction.

Each grade at Sephardic Religious School has a basic curriculum with areas of focus that include two periods: Judaic Studies and Hebrew reading Groups. Judaic Studies classes cover the following areas in our curriculum: Prayers and Blessings, Holidays / Laws and Customs, Chumash (Bible) and Navi (Prophets), and any special units of study. Hebrew Reading Groups cover learning to read and write in Hebrew with a limited Hebrew vocabulary.

Music Art and Ladino are incorporated into the curriculum to enhance our children’s Sephardic Jewish learning experience. Students are exposed to cultural Jewish events and experiences as they presents themselves as deemed appropriate (i.e. city-wide Sunday School gatherings, school holiday celebrations, visits to Jewish homes for the elderly, etc.).

“Tsedakah” and social justice are significant concepts taught at our Sephardic Religious School. There are several times each year that our school makes a school-wide effort to participate in this important mitzvah. The Kosher Food Bank sponsors a food drive to

which we contribute canned goods and other non-perishable food items. Also, with the help of our synagogue Rabbis, at Pesach time our students are involved in “Maot Hittim” providing matzah and/or money for those who need.

09.13.2010

Sponsors

The Samis Foundation


208 James Street
Seattle, WA 98118
Phone: 206-622-3363
Fax: 206.622.4918

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