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.

Learn More About the Religious School

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