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Mission, Vision and Values 

Mission

  • Support Children and Families in Strengthening their Jewish identities 

    • Uncover the whole self through Jewish resources and frameworks

    • Make personal meaning of Jewish texts and tradition through interpretation and dialogue with others

    • Build space for questions, critical thinking, and spiritual and emotional reflection

    • Provide choices of content and modality, when possible, to inspire relevance and participation

  • Build Inclusive Jewish Community 

    • Provide meaningful ways to engage all types of learners and family units

    • Encourage parent participation in learning inside and outside of Temple Sinai’s walls

    • Find ways to integrate the religious school community within Temple Sinai and with the greater East Bay Jewish Community

    • Foster relationships between adults, families, clergy, teachers, and children

  • Provide Jewish Life Experience for our children and families

    • Create memorable Jewish moments

    • Instill an authentic relationship and core competency with prayer and the Hebrew language

    • Make time sacred through integrated rituals and holiday traditions

    • Practice ritual and ethical mitzvot (Jewish actions)

Vision 

Temple Sinai Religious School will create a foundation for children to articulate their own relationship with Judaism, and to continue to seek out Jewish life and apply their Judaism to their conduct and choices in the world. Families will enhance their bonds with each other and the Jewish community.

 

Values

  • Immersive Jewish Experience

  • Inclusive Community

  • Jewish Identity Formation

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