We have a range of learning opportunities for all ages as can be seen below.
The staff at Religion School provides a warm and friendly environment for all our children.
We offer education for all children from 5 to 16 and many of the students stay on to become helpers once they have graduated through the Kabbalat Torah service.
The aim of our syllabus is that children in the religion school will gain knowledge of what it means to be a Liberal Jew, the skills to follow a Liberal Jewish lifestyle and an appreciation of our Jewish values and heritage. Children will learn Hebrew and develop an understanding of our prayers and the Torah, so they will be able to follow and join in with services. We are also introducing the opportunity to develop a basic knowledge of spoken, modern Hebrew that students will be able to use when they visit Israel.
Children will also realise that they are part of a religion that encompasses many different branches of Judaism. Ultimately, with a secure identity, they can participate fully in open society as confident Jews.
With these objectives always in mind, the School's syllabus covers: The Bible and Jewish literature, customs and traditions, festivals, Shabbat, life cycle, history and Hebrew. For older pupils we also teach about the Holocaust and introduce sessions on ethics and morals. These are very popular sessions and the secondary age pupils always have a lot of ideas to bring to the discussions.
Once a week we conduct an assembly with prayer (Tefillah) and ethical discussions based on Jewish tradition. .
Adult education sessions are held with the Rabbi on a Tuesday evening, 8 to 10pm and covers many of the subjects mentioned above. Adults can stay for both the Jewish knowledge session and the Hebrew session or just come for one or the other. There is also a regular study session with the Rabbi on the first Saturday of the month at 10am. Other study sessions are held at various times throughout the year.
Next Saturday study session on 2nd September at 10am we will be discussing Eternal soul or complex algorithms? An attempt of reconciliation between religion and science.
The Education committee run a range of events throughout the year for specific age groups as well as multi-generational activities. These have included; Sukkot quizzes, Havdalah, Shabbat and Kippah making evenings, cookery evenings, film nights, talks, museum trips and picnic park events, to name but a few.
Southgate Progressive Synagogue • 75 Chase Road, London, N14 4QY • Tel: 020 8886 0977 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org