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Posner JEM Religious School

Religious School Comes to You

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 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 and Curriculum by Grade

Pre-K (for ages 3 & 4)

Tuition: $250.00

Sundays, 9:30 AM-12NOON

  • 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-12NOON

  • Hebrew letters and vowels
  • Torah stories & values, holidays, ritual items & 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-12NOON

  • 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-12NOON

  • 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-12NOON

  • 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-12:00NOON

  • 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-12:00NOON

  • 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-12NOON

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

Grades 8 & 9

Tuition: $350.00

 About 2 hours a month, dates and details TBD

  • Social Justice: Current events through a Jewish lens
  • Social Action: Better Together program with seniors

Teen Electives: opt-in learning on a range of Jewish topics offered in short seminars throughout the year

Confirmation:

Grade 10

Tuition: $1250.00*

Monthly meetings, dates TBD with Rabbi

  • Learn to be a Jewish leader and advocate
  • L'taken Confirmation trip to the RAC in Washington DC

Teen Elective: opt-in learning on a range of Jewish topics offered in short seminars throughout the year

Grades 11 & 12

Tuition: $150.00

Teen Elective: opt-in learning on a range of Jewish topics offered in short seminars throughout the year

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

*This fee does not cover the cost of food or event fees at congregation-wide programming, Hanukkah Bingo, or food at the Purim Carnival.

Discount: 10% off tuition when registering multiple students


First day of Religious School: Sunday, September 19, 2021

This program will be in person from 9:30 AM-12 NOON for grades Pre-K - 7th Grade.

However, we understand that not everyone is ready or able to send their child(ren) to in-person learning.
If you are interested in virtual learning, email Nina Pachino, Director of Youth Education, at 
nina@hsosc-baltimore.org to discuss this option.


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 better?
Do you need more information about our program? 
We will work with you to ensure that all your wants and needs are met to provide you and your family with a well-rounded Jewish experience this year.

Please reach out to start this conversation!
Email: Nina Pachino, Director of Youth Education and B'nai Mitzvah Concierge 
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

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Living Jewishly

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