From the Desk of
our Director of Education
2016-2017 School Year
- תשע"ז 5777
Shalom Students and Families,
ברוכים הבאיםBruchim Ha-ba'im, Welcome back! We hope that you had a relaxing and enjoyable summer. As many of you may know, this past spring, our Religious School completed and received the much anticipated Accreditation that we were seeking through A.R.J.E/N.A.T.E (National Association of Temple Educators) a division of the URJ (Union for Reform Judaism). We are proud and excited to hold the title of the only Accredited Religious School in Arizona!
As an Accredited school, we made a few positive changes that will contribute to the success of our program. It is with pleasure that I would like to share with you a couple of those changes:
Living in the digital era, we as educators find that we can enrich our students' learning experience by integrating the use of cell phones (when appropriate), tablets, and other electronic devices into our program. This allows us to engage different learners in ways we were not able to do in the past. The staff will be using tools such as virtual display boards, online quiz games, word mosaics, and more.
In addition to our existing computer lab, we purchased a portable computer lab with 30 ChromeBooks, which will enable us to enhance our teaching both in Hebrew and in the Religious School and will ensure we can accommodate a larger group of students.
We look forward to celebrating the upcoming year with you and your families.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions/concerns you may have at:
(520) 900-7030 or email@example.com
Director of Education
Congregation Or Chadash has a comprehensive religious school education program that is academically, culturally and socially rewarding for children as young as 2 1/2 years old all the way through Confirmation.