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Teaching Jewish Values and Traditions

Religious School

The goals of CKAF's religious school are to provide a rich learning environment to foster the deepening of the Jewish experience and identity. We strive to broaden our children's knowledge in order to strengthen their faith in G-d, love of Torah and identification with the Jewish people through involvement in the synagogue and participation in Reform Jewish life. The programs of our religious school embrace experience and learning activities, encouraging children and youth to become people who:

- Form a positive Jewish identity that will grow and remain strong

- Incorporate Jewish values and ethics into all that they do

- See the wonder and beauty in the world that surrounds us, and remember to say an occasional blessing because of it

- Cherish and study Hebrew, the language of the Jewish people

- Further the causes of justice, freedom, and peace by pursuing tzedek (righteousness), mishpat (justice), and chesed (loving deeds)

- Celebrate Shabbat and the festivals and observe the Jewish ceremonies that mark the significant occasions in their lives

- Know the history of the Jewish people and can apply the lessons of the past to inform opinions about current topics

 

If you have any questions or are new to the area and are interested in more information? We would love to share some of the great qualities of our school with you. Please feel free to contact our Director of Religious Education, Sabrina Nail at education@kolamifrederick.org to schedule a meeting and find out more.

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Adult Education

CKAF's adult education programs aim to deepen the Jewish experience and identity in a spirit of learning and community. Our adult programs are open to all members, regardless of prior Jewish educational background. We strive to broaden learners' knowledge in order to strengthen faith in G-d, love of Torah, and identification with the worldwide and local Jewish communities. Our programs help further an overall Jewish lifestyle wherein our congregants:

- Participate in Reform Jewish life both in and out of the synagogue. 

- Maintain a positive Jewish Identity.

- Carry the spirit of Judaism into our homes and teach it to our children.
- Incorporate Jewish values and ethics into all that we do. 

- See the wonder and beauty in the world that surrounds us, and remember to say an occasional blessing because of it.

- Cherish and study Hebrew, the language of the Jewish people.

- Further the causes of justice, freedom, and peace by pursuing tzedek (righteousness), mishpat (justice), and chesed (loving kindness). 

- Celebrate Shabbat and the festivals and observe the Jewish ceremonies that mark the significant occasions in their lives. 

- Know the history of the Jewish people and apply the lessonsof the past to inform opinions about current topics. 

Torah Study is held weekly. The Torah portion and Haftorah are discussed in a small roup, with the rabi facilitating the discussion. 

Introduction to Judaism Course: A twice a month class held throughout 2018 on either Sunday afternoons or Monday evenings. For a full schedule of classes, visit our calendar. Contact Rabbi Stratford for more information. 

Informal Education programs are held throughout the year. These consist of experiential learning activities, for example visiting a local battlefield to discuss the roles of Jews in the Civil War, or a Shabbat morning hike reflecting on spirituality in nature, or a film series as a launch pad to explore Jewish values in modern culture. 

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