Our TSRS program is the right fit – in schedule and in style – for most of our Temple Sinai families. We understand that no one program can be perfect for our large congregational family.
Our Alternative Study Program (for Judaics classes ONLY) in grades 4-10 is geared towards students and families who are looking for something different than our programs. This option is only offered as an alternative to Sunday school and Tuesday night classes, not for Hebrew classes.In our Alternative Study program, the student (with a parent) meets in person with an Alternative Study Mentor about once a month. Between meetings, the student (often assisted by a parent) will complete an at home assignment. At home assignments vary in type and length, depending on the student’s needs and interests.
If you are interested in Alternative Study for your child, please register typically for their grade level. Also, check the box on the registration form that indicates you are interested in learning more about Alternative Study. We will contact you.
Full-Year Option #1: Project-Based Learning
Students and their parents work together with an Alternative Study Mentor to complete 5 projects that reflect the core content and curriculum of the student’s grade level. The guidelines for 4 (four) of these projects are provided by Temple Sinai, and 2 (two) projects are created by students and their parents to help explore meaningful Jewish topics together.
Full-Year Option #2: Student & Family Directed Learning
Students and parents work together with an Alternative Study Mentor to create an alternative learning curriculum and sequence that addresses their specific needs and desires as a family. The mentor will work with the family to develop meaningful projects, programs, and conversations that address the alternative learning curriculum.
Part-Year Alternative Study:
It is possible to do Alternative Study for part of the year. In the event that a child needs to take a significant amount of time away from his/her regular attendance at school (more than three consecutive weeks), s/he should choose an Alternative Study program during that time. Through projects and mentorship, the student – together with his/her family – can complete the cycle of learning s/he will miss due to an extended commitment, and re-enter the program. This is a great option to enable your child to both attend part of the year of religious school, and fulfill another important commitment, while maintaining reasonable attendance and growing as a learner!
If a student does not attend more than 60% of the Sunday school classes, we will request s/he enter the Alternative Study Program.
Member Tuition: $1250