In our never ending quest to make sure the Pearl Sutton Religious School is flexible and attentive to the needs of our families, we are making a change to our schedule for the coming school year. After assessing the needs of our families as to which of our Educational Tracks is most useful to them, it has become apparent that the extended Sunday is the best fit for an overwhelming number. After much discussion and analysis, we have come to the conclusion that we will no longer hold Wednesday night Hebrew classes.
While this is a departure from what you may accustomed to, we promise you that your child will not be adversely affected.
By narrowing our focus to Sunday, we will be able to concentrate all of our resources in the most efficient way possible. We will work with all of our 3rd-6th grade families individually to ensure our students are given an engaging, fulfilling and complete Hebrew education during our extended Sunday program. Not only do we feel that this will enable us to deliver an even better experience for your children, but it will also help slow the rise of tuition rates in the future.
Rebecca Gordon, GLT’s Education Director, explains,
“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.
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.
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.