Temple Sinai Religious School

210 Wilson Avenue
Thornhill, ON M5M 3B1

David Cohen

The education program at Temple Sinai provides great Jewish learning in a warm and welcoming environment. While the kids complain about going (as is the wont of Jewish children since time immemorial), they leave Hebrew School excited about their progress and come home from Religious School with both art projects and stories to share. — Lonny Rosen

Temple Sinai Religious School begins in junior kindergarten and continues through grade twelve with numerous learning and engagement opportunities — all geared toward building Jewish identity, Jewish literacy and Jewish community. During these years, children learn about Jewish practice, Jewish history and the Jewish values that will allow them to make informed choices as adults on issues vital to the Jewish people. At Temple Sinai, bar/bat mitzvah is an important milestone along the way to Jewish adulthood and advanced Jewish learning. Rather than being an exit or a point of departure or from our school community, it is really the entry point to our young adult programs and pathways to confirmation.

Our Religious School at Temple Sinai includes the study of Biblical heroes and narratives, the Jewish historical experience, Israel, the Holocaust, Jewish practice and Hebrew language skills. Immersion in Jewish ritual at Temple Sinai includes understanding prayer, holidays, and life cycle events while the instruction of Hebrew language skills includes reading and basic comprehension of our central liturgy.

One of our overarching goals at Temple Sinai is to instill students with a sense of pride in their Jewish identity as well as building meaningful connections to their peers, their Temple Sinai community, the North American Jewish community and the Jewish communities living in Israel and abroad.


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