Each year, our students look forward to special highlight programs where they connect with one another in an informal, social environment—coming together as a community of learners and a community of friends. All programming is age-appropriate and the excitement builds as children advance from grade to grade.
Kindergarten & Grade 1 Family Meet-and-Greet
Kindergarten and Grade 1 families gather to socialize, have a festive lunch and get to know each other. The Family Meet-and-Greet takes place at the start of the year on a Sunday, immediately following religious school.
Grades 2 & 3 PJ Party
Our students spend a Saturday evening at Temple Shir Tikva in their pj’s, where they share Havdalah, enjoy dinner (and perhaps a few snacks), play games, watch a movie, and socialize with one another. This event takes place each fall.
Grade 4 & 5 Shul-In
An experience like no other—students spend the night at Shir Tikva. The children enjoy Havdalah, a movie, dinner and some very special themed programming. This event builds on the PJ Party and prepares students for the off-site Grade 6 Shabbaton. The Shul-In takes place each year over a Saturday night.
Grade 6 Shabbaton
The Shabbaton is an opportunity for our Grade 6 students to articulate their own personal Jewish identity as they begin the process of Bat/Bar Mitzvah. Through the course of a winter weekend, students will have the occasion to participate in a variety of fun and interactive Jewish learning experiences and explore what it means to be part of a sacred community celebrating the beauty of Shabbat.
As part of the Shabbaton, students will learn from and with our rabbis, cantor and professional educators, as well as their teachers and some of our talented madrichim. The Shabbaton takes place at Union for Reform Judaism’s Eisner Camp in the Berkshires and runs from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon.