Welcome to Koleinu, the spiritual and religious program at Solomon Schechter Day School. We are delighted to share with you our strong commitment to Jewish values, traditions, and faith. As a leading educational institution in the field of Jewish education, we aim to provide a nurturing and enriching environment for students to explore their Jewish identity and grow spiritually.
Our Community and Society
Solomon Schechter Day School serves as a central hub for the Jewish community in our area. We prioritize building a welcoming and inclusive environment where students, families, and staff can come together to celebrate our shared beliefs, customs, and practices. Our educational approach combines excellence in both secular and Jewish studies, fostering a strong sense of community and belonging among our students.
Embracing Jewish Traditions
At Solomon Schechter Day School, our Koleinu program offers a comprehensive and immersive experience in Jewish traditions. We believe that by nurturing a deep understanding and appreciation for our Jewish heritage, we can help our students develop strong moral character, ethical values, and a genuine sense of connection to the Jewish faith.
The Importance of Jewish Education
Our dedicated team of educators is committed to integrating Jewish teachings into every facet of our students' education. From early childhood through middle school, students have the opportunity to engage with age-appropriate Jewish rituals, prayers, and holiday observances. Through interactive and meaningful experiences, we aim to instill a lifelong love for Judaism and a sense of responsibility towards our heritage.
Rich and Diverse Curriculum
Our Koleinu program offers a rich and diverse curriculum that covers a wide range of topics within the realm of Jewish studies. Students explore Jewish history, traditions, Hebrew language, texts, and ethical teachings. We encourage critical thinking, engaging discussions, and reflections on how Jewish values can shape and inform their everyday lives.
Holiday Celebrations and Rituals
Throughout the year, our students actively participate in vibrant holiday celebrations. From lighting the menorah during Hanukkah to partaking in the Passover seder, these experiences deepen their understanding of Jewish customs and connect them to their Jewish roots. We embrace the joy and significance of each holiday as a meaningful way to connect with our faith and traditions.
Worship and Prayer
Prayer holds an important place within the fabric of our community. Students engage in prayer services, learning traditional prayers and developing a personal relationship with God. Prayer allows them to experience a sense of spirituality and enables them to connect to something greater than themselves.
Tikkun Olam - Repairing the World
Central to our Koleinu program is the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam, meaning "repairing the world." We believe in instilling a sense of social responsibility in our students, encouraging them to make a positive impact on both the Jewish community and the wider world. Through community service projects, acts of kindness, and a commitment to justice, we empower our students to become compassionate leaders who bring positive change.
Join Our Koleinu Community
We invite you to join our close-knit community at Solomon Schechter Day School's Koleinu program. Discover the joy of Jewish learning, traditions, and spirituality. Our experienced faculty, engaging curriculum, and vibrant community will provide your child with a solid foundation in Jewish education and a lifelong connection to their Jewish identity. Come and be a part of our extraordinary journey!
For more information, please visit our Koleinu program page or contact our admissions office.