Youth: Religious School
Welcome to Mount Zion Religious School!
We provide an enriching Jewish program dedicated to enriching the lives of our youth. We believe that successful Jewish learning is a partnership. We have created a vast array of experiences that will nourish the souls, minds, and hearts of the children, youth, and young adults who attend Mount Zion.
Click to read the Mount Zion Religious School Mission Statement.
2016-2017 Religious School Calendars
Register for the 2016-17 school year here.
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Lower School School (PreK-6)
(Religious School and Hebrew School)
- Students in grades Prek-6 participate in our Religious School Program on Sunday mornings from 9:30 AM-12:15 PM. All grades join together for T’filah (prayer service) during the morning. Students in grades PreK-1 also visit our library and sing together in music.
- Students in grades 2-6 also participate in our Hebrew School Program. Students in these grades attend a two-day-a-week program where they study Hebrew and Judaic Studies. In addition to Sundays, students also attend on Wednesdays from either 4:30-6:00 PM or 6:00-7:15 PM. Students in grades 2-5 join together from 5:45-6:00 for T’filah (prayer service). Students in sixth grade join together from 5:45-6:00 for a Torah Trope (cantillation) Session.
- Students in grades 3-6 have the opportunity to participate in Shabbatonim (Overnight Retreats during Shabbat), Youth Groups, and Choir.
Chai School completion is based on credits, rather than attendance. A “complete year” in Chai School is 36 credits for 7-10th graders.
- Students in grade 7 (Gesher “Bridge”) meet as an entire grade once a week on Wednesday night.
- Students in grades 8 and 9 have the option of electives on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:15 PM
- Students in grade 10 have the opportunity to take part in Confirmation. In order to participate in Confirmation, students must attend the Confirmation Retreat and participate in weekly classes Wednesday nights from 6:00-7:15 PM with Rabbi Spilker. 10th Graders may attend other classes whether or not they are choosing to participate in Confirmation.
- Students in grades 11 and 12 have a variety of unique opportunities geared towards their upcoming graduation.
Chai School finds you where you are and challenges you to make a commitment to life-long Jewish learning and living. It’s your Jewish Life. Own It!