Religious School

Temple Shalom’s religious school offers a curriculum that supports a large emphasis on project-based learning. The school’s mission is:

Through education to build an intentional Jewish community in which all ages: acquire knowledge; develop Jewish identity and values; and participate in and live a meaningful Jewish life.

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Religious School Staff

Rabbi Ira Rosenberg is our Rabbi Educator.

For questions about the Temple Shalom Religious School, please call the School Office at (301) 587-2273 or email our school administrator at

Temple Shalom Education Programs 5781


  • Develop a connection with the Temple Shalom community
  • Experience and engage in Jewish life, learning, and ritual through the Jewish calendar
  • Connect in areas that are exciting to our students.
  • Participate in small group engagement

What our students will experience:

  • Joyful Judaism!
  • Connections with their peers and teachers.
  • Experiential Jewish learning.
  • An active session of online learning and experiences.
  • Small group engagement.
  • A variety of choices to “Jews” one’s own Zoom-venture every Sunday.

The “Jews Your Own Zoom-venture” Experience:

  • Students in pre-K through 9th Grade will choose from a variety of program offerings to participate in every Sunday.
  • All programs will last 6 weeks. We will offer multiple 6 week sessions through the year.
  • All programs will be catered for specific age groups and touch upon appropriate curricular benchmarks.
  • All programs will provide Hebrew exposure and application.

A “Day in the Life” of Jews Your Own Zoom-venture

Kids’ Time (infants - Pre-K and Parents)

  • Sunday mornings from 10:00-11:00am

Pre-K - 2nd Grade (Sunday Mornings)

  • 9:30-9:50: Sunday Morning Ruach
  • 9:50-10:10: Zoom-venture offerings
  • 10:10–10:30 Zoom-venture offerings

3rd-6th Grade (Sunday Mornings)

  • 9:30-9:50: Sunday Morning Ruach
  • 9:50-10:25: Zoom-venture offerings
  • 10:25–11:00 Zoom-venture offerings

7th Grade (Sunday Mornings)

  • 9:30-9:50: Sunday Morning Ruach
  • 9:50-10:25: Zoom-venture offerings
  • 10:30–11:15: 7th Grade Curriculum

Chai School (8th and 9th Grade) 

  • We will be offering electives on Sunday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm as well as additional offerings on weekday evenings throughout the year.

In addition, there will be monthly family & age specific programming centered around the holidays & Hebrew calendar

Hebrew School (3rd-7th Grade)

Tuesday OR Wednesday from 4:30-5:30 (with optional elective until 6pm)

  • 4:30-5:00: T’fillah
  • 5:00-5:30: Hebrew Group Learning
  • 5:30-6:00: Hebrew Electives