Join us for a new kind of Religious School at Temple Anshe Amunim in Pittsfield.
Our cutting edge, one day a week, experiential program is open to students of all grades, K-12. Our program meets on Saturday mornings at Temple Anshe Amunim. Rabbi Liz Hirsch serves as both spiritual leader of our congregation and director of education for our dynamic and innovative learning environment.
TAA's Shabbat Religious School will begin on Saturday, September 14th. Religious School begins at 10:30am, coinciding with Shabbat morning services. Our brief, fun, musical service is open to all ages. We don't have a bar or bat mitzvah service attendance requirement, because coming to services is one of the best parts of the week for our students and families.
After Shabbat blessings and snacks, we continue with a program, activity, or field trip appropriate for all ages. This year, we're celebrating the 150th anniversary of Temple Anshe Amunim. Each week, we'll do something new!
Hebrew education is integrated into our Shabbat morning program, with additional tutoring and support available to bar and bat mitzvah students and others on an as-needed basis.
From time to time, we'll meet on a Friday evening for a Shabbat evening service, dinner, and family education experience. If we meet on a Friday, we won't usually meet on that Saturday morning.
Religious School at TAA is...
Experiential. We often do our learning beyond the walls of the synagogue by getting outside, exploring local Pittsfield cultural sites, volunteering, being active (think skiing, hiking, and sports), and using social media to tell our Jewish stories.
Communal. We bring together elementary, middle, and high school students to learn and grow together. We forge inter-generational relationships between our students and congregants of all ages. Teens are always welcome to attend, as our oldest students are role models for our youngest. When appropriate, we'll break into smaller groups based on age.
Flexible. We take attendance to ensure health and safety, not to reward or guilt those who do or do not attend. We are happy to discuss our flexible options with your family. We tailor our program to you and your children.
Fun. We have fun together!