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Rethinking and Redesigning the Religious School

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Publication Date: March 2002

Publisher(s): JFL Media

Author(s): Robert M. Weinberg; Isa Aron; Sara S. Lee

Series: Sh'ma, March 2002

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Education (Education policy and planning)

Keywords: Education; Community Development; Congregations; Part-time (supplementary) schools

Type: Brief


The authors outline approaches and models which may be useful for synagogues to clarify the purposes and goals of their education programs, and to enrich these programs and help them to achieve their goals. Their recommendations include parental involvement, arts events and other large-scale events, combining instruction with after-school day care, and flexibility of schedule.