Gesher L’Torah’s Religious School operates an innovative two-track program allowing Hebrew school students to attend classes one or two days a week.
Rebecca Gordon, GLT’s Education Director, explains,
“Our goal is to create an experience that meets the needs of our diverse constituents. With our flexible options program, families can choose to either attend Religious School one day per week or two days per week. This encourages families to use our flexible model to find a time schedule that fits their needs,” says Gordon.
She continues, “A Sunday morning of intensive learning can have the same impact as two days a week. Kids arrive fresh and ready to learn on Sundays, compared to weekdays when they can come in drained from school and activities.”
All students (K-7) are required to attend Religious School from 9:00-11:30 am on Sundays. This is the time when all of the student community will be working on their Judaic Studies curriculum, learning the foundational lessons of Jewish holidays, life cycle, rituals, history, prayer and culture.ONE DAY/WEEK OPTION FOR 3RD – 7TH GRADE STUDENTS: Students who are in third grade or higher begin the additional study of the Hebrew language for the purpose of participation in Jewish ritual settings (like prayer and holiday observance). Students who wish to complete their formal Jewish learning on Sundays can stay at Religious School from 12-2 PM. TWO DAY/WEEK OPTION FOR 3RD – 6TH GRADE STUDENTS: For families who have children in 3rd grade or higher who do not desire a one day/week program must attend from 9:00-11:30 AM on Sundays (Judaic Studies Curriculum), and Wednesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM for their Hebrew learning.
To register, please download, read and then complete the following documents and return them to the shul and you’re all set to provide your child(ren) with the best religious education in the area.
If you have a teen or are a teen interested in volunteering as a Madrich/student assistant, please contact the Religious School.
Enrollment forms can be mailed to:
Attention: Religious School Enrollment
4320 Kimball Bridge Road
Alpharetta, GA 30022
If you have any questions, please call the Religious School at 770-777-4009 or email the Education Director, Rebecca Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org.