Shomrei Torah Synagogue's Jewish Learning Community (JLC) immerses all students in a learner-directed environment focusing on experiential learning which takes place both in the classroom and in a camp environment. JLC is a place to appreciate the fullness of Judasim and gain a strong Jewish identity while enveloped in our warm, caring community. We welcome your family to our community and look forward to becoming your partner in creating strong Jewish roots.
JLC is a collaboration of local synagogue schools, providing meaningful opportunities for young learners to access, explore and encounter Judaism in diverse, immersive and socially dynamic learning environments.
This mission is achieved through Jewish encounters in real time by providing camp days, Shabbat retreats and online platforms in which students build relationships with peers from partnering schools. Partnering schools benefit from the ability to share resources, provide full-time teaching positions, offer enhanced professional development and share a common curriculum.
Shomrei Torah Synagogue offeres a variety of Shabbat programming centered around the youth of our JLC and their families. Led by our Rabbis and teen leaders, these services bring meaning to tefillot (prayers) through music, discussion and interactive learning.
What better way to learn about Shabbat than to experience a Shabbat together as friends? Several times throughout the year, 3rd-7th graders have the opportunity to share Shabbat together both at Camp Ramah and at their Jewish home away from home, Shomrei Torah Synagogue.
Six special Sundays throughout the year, JLC students step away from the classroom to experience their Jewish learning at Camp Alonim! Students make friends from partnering synagogues as they enjoy a combination of jewish educational programming and fun camp activities such as ropes course, horseback riding and teva (nature).
Sunday mornings from 9:30-11:30am offer 3rd-7th graders opportunities to choose their own Jewish adventures. Students select from a variety of learning labs including Hebrew Bootcamp, Bibliodrama, Cooking and Midrash and Manicures, just to name a few.
Tuesdays from 4:00-6:30pm, 3rd-7th graders come together for learning and community. The emphasis is placed on building Hebrew reading skills, creating community through Tefillah, and reinforcing the foundation of Jewish living.
Sundays from 9:30-11:30am and Tuesdays from 4:00-6:30pm, 2nd Grade students embark on a journey through the Jewish calendar, experiencing holidays and Hebrew Through Movement to strengthen their own Jewish identity.
Our youngest students are introduced to JLC on Sunday mornings from 9:30-11:30am. They encounter Judaism and Hebrew using all of their senses as the families of the Torah come to life and their own Jewish identities begin to emerge.