Sylvia F. Lodish Religious School

Sylvia F. Lodish Religious School

Welcome!  Our religious school aims to develop a community of children and families who have the skillsknowledge and inspiration to be active members of the Jewish community.  Our outstanding faculty consists of experienced teachers who have the education and passion to help Judaism come alive for their students, making our ancient tradition relevant for the lives of our 21st century American Jewish children.

**Religious School Family Directory

**Religious School Calendar 2016-2017

**Parent Handbook – 2016-2017

**Kashrut Policy


Our program is guided by the following values:

Ahavat Torah – Inspiring a love of learning and a positive Jewish identity

Ahavat Yisrael/Ahavat Hab’riot – Instilling a sense of responsibility for the Jewish people                                                         and for all humanity

Beit Haknessest – Developing the skills and comfort to participate in synagogue life

Emunah – Nurturing a sense of awe and wonder, connected to belief in God

Eretz Yisrael – Fostering a love of and commitment to the Land and People of Israel

Talmud Torah/Shmirat Mitzvot – Cultivating knowledge and observance of Jewish                                                                    practice at home and in their lives.

Inclusion Policy/Tikvah

We welcome all children into our school, and work with families to meet the needs of children with a wide range of learning, social and physical challenges. Our program opportunities for students who are able to participate in our neuro-typical classes, as well as our Tikvah class for students whose needs are best met in a separate space.

If your child has a special need, please be sure to contact Rabbi Israel ( or Audrey Perelman (, our Coordinator for Student Success,  and fill out the forms as completely as possible. All information will be held in the strictest of confidence.

Days and Times:

Tikvah                                                         Sundays, 9:00 - 10:30 am

Kindergarten & 1st Grade (Gan & Aleph)    Sundays, 9:00 am – 12:20 pm

2nd – 7th Grades (Bet – Zayin)                   Sundays, 9:00 am – 12:20 pm

 Wednesdays, 4:10 pm – 6:20 pm

Shabbat School Weeks (once a month)       Saturdays, 9:15 am – 12:10 pm


TBH-BE Parent Association Opportunities

The TBH-BE Parent Association requests that each family review the options for volunteering in the school. Please choose at least one volunteer option per family. You can also sign-up to be on the Religious School Committee, which provides oversight and policy guidance for the school.

Scholarship and Subsidies

Families who have a hardship paying Religious School Tuition and/or Youth Group dues should contact Rabbi Israel or Ken Krivitzky. Please know that the synagogue is committed to your child’s Jewish education and identity and will work with you to ensure that finances never prevent a child from attending.

Shabbat School Schedule
Once a month, all students come on Shabbat (Saturday) morning instead of Sunday.  The Shabbat School incorporates study of the weekly Torah portion, participation in Shabbat morning services and other Shabbat appropriate activities.

Dates for 2016-17 Shabbat School are:

  • September 17
  • October 15
  • November 19
  • December 17
  • January 14
  • February 11
  • March 18
  • April 22
  • May 13

Youth Service Prayer files – click and listen!

Ma Tovu

Birchot Hashachar

If snow or bad weather, check for School Closing on KYW 1060: Montgomery County 273


Marc Israel, Associate Rabbi

Michele Stulman, Communication and Schools Coordinator

Fri, 28 April 2017 2 Iyyar 5777