Rabbi Howard Hersch Religious School

The Rabbi Howard Hersch Religious School offers programs for children from pre-school through confirmation. Classes are generally formed by secular school grade. Offerings for toddlers through kindergarten vary by year and enrollment levels.

Religious School Calendar  

Parents Handbook 

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Pre-School Programs

Experience the joyous celebrations of Shabbat, tradition and holidays with your child or grandchild.

Torah Tots

Five sessions throughout the year focusing on music and craft projects, Sundays 10am to Noon – held at the synagogue, free for children accompanied by an adult. 2017 dates to be announced.

Tots & Tales

A free program for toddlers at the Newtown Bookstore, 2835 South Eagle Road, Newtown, Pennsylvania, at 10:30am.  Dates to be announced.

Tot Shabbat

Monthly on Fridays at 5:30pm.  Check the synagogue calendar or Like our Facebook page for Tot Shabbat dates.

School Age Programs

We welcome new students at every age and grade level and take great pride in how well students with different experiences acclimate quickly in our loving environment. Students who have little or no Hebrew reading and speaking skills may require additional tutoring in preparation for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Tuition for all school age students (grades K-10) is $360 per student, per year.   There is a one-time Bar/Bat Mitzvah fee billed in 5th grade. Synagogue membership is required when your child(ren) are in 4th-7th grade.

Primary Grades

Introduction to Hebrew and holidays through music, art and games. Primary class assignments are made based on enrollment and age levels and are held every Sunday that religious school is in session from 9:15am to 12:15pm.

3rd-7th Grades

Religious school for 3rd through 7th grade students is held Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm and Sunday from 9:15am to 12:15pm. Additional B’nai Mitzvah classes are held for a portion of that year to cover specifics related to becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Additional Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutoring may be scheduled as needed.

8th-10th Grades

Confirmation classes for students in 8th through 10th grades are held twice a month on Wednesdays during religious school. Teens who enroll in confirmation class are eligible to work as tutors and assistants in the religious school and are confirmed in May of their 10th grade year.

Youth Groups

The synagogue and our students participate in youth group programs through USY in a joint chapter with three other local conservative synagogues.

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