A Well-Rounded Jewish Education
JFW provides one day of Jewish Education per week, covering both cultural and religious aspects of our faith, as well as basic Hebrew skills necessary to participate in services and, eventually, Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
Classes are held Sundays, from 9AM-11:30AM in Milford, MA at the Rosenfeld Community Center of Temple Beth Shalom at 55 Pine Street, Milford, MA. Our experienced teachers, many of whom work in education full-time outside of JFW, are the JFW’s only paid employees. There are generally 4-12 students per class and the school year begins in early September, ending in May. See this year’s calendar (below) for details.
Books have been carefully selected to support our one-day-a-week model, and students also attend music lessons to learn traditional Jewish songs. Teachers in grades 2-6 are encouraged to give 1/2 hour of homework per week to reinforce their Sunday lessons while 7th graders are asked to complete homework and Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutoring as well.
Children may begin Sunday school on a part-time basis in 1st grade. Starting in 2nd grade, Sunday school is full-time, meeting 26 times per school year, where the rudiments of the Hebrew language are taught. All students entering the JFW program in Grades 3 and up must have had previous Hebrew language education or arrange for tutoring with the approval their grade’s teacher.
If you are interested in specific openings, please contact the Membership Director with our Contact Form.
Students reach Bar or Bat Mitzvah age in seventh grade. Based on family interest and commitment, a group Bar/Bat Mitzvah service may be held. Individual Bar/Bat Mitzvahs are also encouraged and can be arranged with Temple Beth Shalom or with private clergy and venues.
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