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Posner JEM Religious School

Learning, Living, Loving...Jewishly

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 Nina Pachino: nina@hsosc-baltimore.org for more information. 

Tuition and Curriculum by Grade

Pre-K

(For ages 3 & 4)

Tuition: $250.00

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: $250.00

Sundays, 9:30 AM-12 NOON

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

Grade 2

Tuition: $450.00

 Sundays, 9:30 AM-12 NOON

  • Hebrew letter practice, recognition, and reading
  • Prayer through music and community T'filah
  • 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: $730.00

Grade 3

Sundays, 9:30 AM-12 NOON

  • Jewish values through life cycle events, Israel, and holidays
  • 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 4

Sundays, 9:30 AM-12 NOON

  • Jewish values through rituals, traditions, and holidays 
  • 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 5

Sundays, 9:30 AM-12:00 NOON

  • Jewish values through midrash and commentaries
  • Social Action experiences in the community
  • 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
  • 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: $550.00

 Sundays, 9:30 AM-12 NOON

  • T'filah with clergy
  • History & Holocaust, Justice & Jewish Ethics, Israel, and Leadership
  • Trips to the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC & the Jewish Museum of Maryland

Grades 8 & 9

Tuition: $350.00

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

  • Social Justice: Current events through a Jewish lens
  • Social Action: Intergenerational activities with seniors

Confirmation:

Grade 10

Tuition: $1250.00*

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

  • Learn to be a Jewish leader and advocate
  • Confirmation Trip

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 11, 2022


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!
Email: Nina Pachino, Director of Youth Education
nina@hsosc-baltimore.org or (443) 278-9347.

Contact

Nina Pachino
Director of Youth Education and B’nai Mitzvah Concierge
nina@hsosc-baltimore.org
(443) 278-9347


Quick Links

Main JEM Religious School page

Teaching Jewish Knowledge

Living Jewishly

Building Jewish Identity


2021 Consecration 

On Friday, December 3, Posner JEM Religious School Consecrant families were invited to drive by the front of our temple for a special private and Covid-safe ceremony honoring our newest learners. 

Rabbi Sabath, Cantor Fox and Nina Pachino helped us all kvell over the students at this special experience. 

Much appreciation to Michael Pachino for making this wonderful video for all to enjoy.

Enjoy this short video

Upcoming Religious School programs

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Sun, October 2 2022 7 Tishrei 5783