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Posner JEM Religious School

Learning, Living, Loving...Jewishly

Register for the 2024-25 school year here.

We are not just a Religious School...
We offer an intentional collection of Jewish experiences that focus on three essential components needed to build a well-rounded, well-informed, socially conscience, and enthusiastic Reform Jew. We provide our students with the ability to learn, love, and live Jewishly through educational, social, and family-based experiences. By nurturing their minds, hearts, and spirit, we ensure that their Jewish identity and confidence build them into our future Jewish leaders and role models.


Learning Jewishly

Our formal learning program engages our students with dynamic and joyful experiences that teach Jewish concepts, heritage, and traditions through a Reform Jewish lens. Students engage in age-appropriate language, tools, and activities to ensure their Jewish knowledge matures through the years. Read details on Pre-K to Grade 12 study

Living Jewishly — Engaging Parents and Families

Parent involvement is an essential component needed to pass on our Jewish culture and traditions through the generations. We offer several different opportunities for our families to engage together Jewishly. Whether your family comes to pray, learn, eat or celebrate, we provide meaningful moments and experiences to enhance your family's Jewishness.  Read more about our engaging parent/family programs.

Loving Jewishly — Building Identity Through Social Engagement

Our students regularly engage in fun and meaningful peer-based experiences. Our Youth and Teen Engagement Specialist provides social engagement opportunities for our children that provide regular interaction and socialization with their Jewish peers. Each age group gets special attention, and through unique experiences, they will create meaningful memories to help them build Jewish identities and friendships.  Read more.

Tuition

Tuition at Posner JEM Religious School is an ALL-INCLUSIVE fee that ensures your child(ren) and family get to experience all that we have to offer throughout the year. This fee covers all costs associated with formal learning, books, materials, and supplies for Religious School, all youth and teen events, and family-based programs and experiences throughout the year.

Tuition rates listed below are for HSOSC members. If you are interested in open-enrollment rates, please email Bill Bronstein, bill@hsosc-baltimore.org for more information. 

Tuition and Curriculum by Grade

Pre-K

(For ages 3 & 4)

Tuition: $360.00

Sundays, 9:30 AM-12 NOON

  • Introduction to Hebrew letters  
  • Torah stories, holidays, ritual items 
  • Music and prayer
  • The curriculum is enhanced with the use of hands-on activities and active programs to engage students

Grades K & 1

Tuition: $360.00

Sundays, 9:30 AM-12 NOON

  • Hebrew letters, vowels, and basic prayers
  • Torah stories & values, holidays, ritual items, and traditions
  • Music and prayer
  • Mussar Middot (Jewish Ethical Behavior)
  • The curriculum is enhanced with the use of hands-on activities and active programs to engage students

Grade 2

Tuition: $500.00

 Sundays, 9:30 AM-12 NOON

  • Hebrew letter practice, recognition, and reading
  • Prayer through music and community T'filah
  • Prayers for the home
  • Bible stories
  • Jewish values through Torah stories, holidays, and ritual items 
  • The curriculum is enhanced with the use of hands-on activities and active programs to engage students

B’nai Mitzvah Track:

Grades 3, 4, 5, & 6

Tuition: $800.00

Grade 3

Sundays, 9:30 AM-12 NOON

  • Jewish Life Cycle
  • Prayers and Blessings for Special Times and Events
  • T'filah with clergy
  • Torah portion of the Week
  • Prophets

Weekly Virtual 1-on-1 Hebrew Tutoring

  • In the evenings, based on your availability
  • 20-minute sessions
  • Curriculum based on student's Hebrew language knowledge

Grade 4

Sundays, 9:30 AM-12 NOON

 

  • Jewish Life Cycle
  • Prayers and Blessings for Special Times and Events
  • T'filah with clergy
  • Torah portion of the Week
  • Prophets

Weekly Virtual 1-on-1 Hebrew Tutoring

  • In the evenings, based on your availability
  • 20-minute sessions
  • Curriculum based on student's Hebrew language knowledge

Grade 5

Sundays, 9:30 AM-12:00 NOON

  • Jewish values through midrash and commentaries
  • Social Action experiences in the synagogue
  • Prayer concepts and comprehension
  • T'filah with clergy

Weekly Virtual 1-on-1 Hebrew Tutoring

  • In the evenings, based on your availability
  • 20-minute sessions
  • Curriculum based on student's Hebrew language knowledge

Grade 6

Sundays, 9:30 AM-12:00 NOON

  • Jewish values through Tikkun Olam and Social Action experiences in the community and synagogue
  • Tzedakah projects
  • Prayer concepts and comprehension
  • T'filah with clergy

Weekly Virtual 1-on-1 Hebrew Tutoring

  • In the evenings, based on your availability
  • 20-minute sessions
  • Curriculum based on student's Hebrew language knowledge

Grade 7

Tuition: $600.00

 Sundays, 9:30 AM-12 NOON

  • T'filah with clergy
  • Shoah (Holocaust)
  • Jewish Holidays and how they were observed in the ghettos and camps
  • Parent/Student Field Trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC 
  • Social Action projects in the synagogue

Grades 8 & 9

Tuition: $400.00

Wednesdays, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, 2 times a month

  • Social Justice: Current events through a Jewish lens
  • Special guest speakers throughout the year

Confirmation:

Grade 10

Tuition: $1250.00*

Wednesdays, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, 2 times a month

  • Rabbi Sabath Beit-Halachmi will facilitate this class through the study of ethical dilemmas seen through Jewish eyes
  • Students will prepare and conduct their Confirmation service to be held on Shavuot
  • Weekend trip to Washington, D.C. to participate in the L'taken Social Justice program sponsored by the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism

Grades 11 & 12

Tuition: $150.00

Monthly teen programming, Tikkun Olam opportunities, and social engagement events (all costs are included with tuition fee)

*Confirmation trip fees are included in the cost of 10th grade tuition.

Please note: While Religious School tuition covers most Youth & Teen Programming costs, tuition does not cover the cost of congregation-wide event fees or food sales at congregation-wide programming special events. 

Discount: There is a 10% tuition discount available when registering multiple students.

**All students who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine must be up to date on their vaccination status to attend the Posner JEM Religious School. 


First day of Religious School: Sunday, September 10, 2023


We'd like to hear from you!

Do you have a special learner? 
Do you have any ideas or suggestions to help make this program even stronger?
Do you need more information about our program? 
We strive to provide you and your family with well-rounded Jewish experiences throughout the year. We would love to work with you in order to ensure that all of your wants and needs are met!

Please reach out to start this conversation!
Bill Bronstein, Director of Religious School and Lifelong Learning
bill@hsosc-baltimore.org
(410) 358-0105

 

 

 

 

 


Contact

Bill Bronstein, Director of Religious School and Lifelong Learning
bill@hsosc-baltimore.org
(410)358-0105


Quick Links

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Living Jewishly

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