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Youth Education


A message from Brian Avner, Director of Congregational Learning


Dear Congregation Shalom School Families,

A few short weeks ago we sent out a letter to you detailing our plan for the upcoming school year including our plan to split our classes into two shifts on Sunday mornings. While not ideal, it seemed at the time to be the only way to accommodate our entire school community safely.

After learning more about Covid safety protocols, seeing over 95% of families register for the first shift, and closely examining the space available to us both inside and outside at Congregation Shalom, we are happy to announce that we will be able to return to learning in one session for all students at the same time.

Beginning with our first day of Sunday School at Congregation Shalom on September 19th, we will now have class from 9:30-11:30 a.m. for all students. While we cannot gather together in the sanctuary for t'filah, we will be able to stream services into all the classrooms. Our largest grades will be split into multiple classes and some classes will be able to meet in larger spaces including the Chapel and Klurfeld Hall.

For our teens, students in 8th/9th grades will have class from 10:45-11:30 a.m. and can work as madrichim from 9:30-10:45 a.m., while students in 10th grade can work from 10:45-11:30 and have Confirmation from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Students in 11th/12th grades can work as madrichim the whole morning, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

There will be no changes to our Hebrew program: Students will still come on Tuesday or Wednesday from 4:30-6:15 p.m., or for Boker Tov Hebrew on Sunday mornings from 8:15-9:15 a.m. as space remains available.

We will still have our all-school family education days at Rainbow Day Camp on the following dates: September 26, November 14, March 13, and May 22. The September 26th date will run from 3:00-6:00 p.m. and include Consecration and Simchat Torah Celebration. All others will run from 9:30-11:30 a.m., our usual Sunday morning hours.

The most recent version of school calendar can be found HERE.

As before, we will be following CDC and AAP guidance: masks will be required for all people above the age of 2 while in the building and we will set up seating with three feet of social distance for all students. All our classes will all be equipped with HEPA filters to circulate the air in the rooms. When appropriate, classes will be invited to move outside for their activities.

If you have already registered for Religious and Hebrew School, you do not have to do anything additionally. If you have not yet registered, please look for your email from Chaverweb, or let us know if you need us to resend it.  

If you have any additional questions, or would like to check in before the year begins, please be in touch at 414-352-9288 ext. 122 or On behalf of the teachers, staff, and clergy, we are all so excited to learn and grow with you in person this year.


Brian Avner

Director of Congregational Learning

Tue, May 17 2022 16 Iyar 5782