Our synagogue offers educational programs for all age groups. Our Committee on Adult and Family Education (Tree of Life Long Learning), Religious School, Ritual Committee and Youth Committee all participate in coordinating educational programs for our congregation.
For adults, we have many pathways for learning-both formal and informal. We offer a robust selection of regular classes on topics including Jewish mysticism, meditation, Torah and synagogue skills (chanting Torah and Haftarah and leading services). The rabbi leads a Torah study on the week's Parshah each Shabbat morning before services. Kol Ami invites established scholars from around the world to share their expertise in settings that include evenig or Sunday morning lectures and our annual Rabbi Wasser Memorial Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat.
Our religious school, Kol Yeladim, strives to work in partnership with the family and the synagogue community to provide the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed for Jewish living. Students are encouraged, with teacher guidance, through experiential opportunities.
The religious school program are integrated with classes in Holidays, Torah, Life Cycle Events, Israel, Values, Hebrew Language and T'fillot (prayers). Students in grades K-2 attend on Sundays only and students in grades 3-7 attend two times per week (Sunday morning and Wednesday afternoon)
Our Bar/Bat Mitzvah students are trained to lead services and chant rom the Torah and Haftarah by Cantor Beth Schlossberg. Rabbi Judd works with every B'nai Mitzvah student to prepare a D'var Torah regarding his/her assigned Parshah.
The Academy, for grades 8th,9th,11th and 12th, is dedicated to continuing Jewish education with exciting programs and though-provoking discussions. Students have the opportunity to explore topics that were not addressed in earlier years, or to take a deeper look at more familiar topics. Our friendly, comfortable learning environment allows students to feel free to share their views on important topics and to learn from others,
Rabbi Judd teaches and directs the Confirmation Program for our 10th grade students