Looking Ahead to Rimon 5776!

Temple Sholom's Award-Winning Reform Educational Program

Summer Days....Filled with Lots of Sunshine, Fun and Planning for a New Rimon Year of Learning, Laughter and Friendship!

Three weeks of traveling through Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California left me with a reminder of the beauty and miracle of the world around us. There were so many "shechechyanu moments" over the awesome beauty that they were too numerous to count. It is my hope that you, too, are experiencing wonderful "shechechyanu moments" and are finding time to relax, reenergize, and spend special time as a family.

A Few "Snapshots" of What is Coming for Rimon 5776 for Kindergarten - 12th graders

Rimon Sundays: Kindergarten - 5th grades!

The focus for the 5776 Rimon year will be on the Jewish Holiday Cycle Throughout the Year, Sacred Places and Spaces, Torah and Israel! Through Project-Based Learning (PBL) our children will explore key topics. They will connect to the lessons within the key topics by learning through doing and creating as they delve deeper based in individual interests.


Our Sunday program begins and ends as a kehillah (community)! When students enter the learning space they gather into small groups to greet each other, share highlights of their week, and hear what will be happening during the day. Each day ends as a full Rimon kehillah with parents in the sanctuary.


BONIM (K/1)

September - November

  • Fall Holidays (Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah)
  • Sacred Places and Spaces (What is a sanctuary? How am I like a sanctuary?)
  • Hebrew Through Movement
  • Chugim (clubs), library time and music


December - February

  • Winter Holidays (Hanukkah, Tu B'shevat)
  • Torah (the Book of Genesis)
  • Hebrew Through Movement
  • Chugim (clubs), library time and music


March - May

  • Spring Holidays (Purim, Passover, Shavuot)
  • Israel - The Land
  • Hebrew Through Movement
  • Chugim (clubs), library time and music


CHAVERIM (2/3)

September - November

  • Fall Holidays (Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah)
  • Sacred Places and Spaces (My Temple Sholom Sanctuary)
  • Hebrew Through Movement (2nd gr.)
  • Alef/Bet (3rd gr.)
  • Chugim (clubs), library time and music


December - February

  • Winter Holidays (Hanukkah, Tu B'shevat)
  • Torah (the Book of Exodus)
  • Hebrew Through Movement (2nd gr.)
  • Alef/Bet (3rd gr.)
  • Chugim (clubs), library time and music


March - May

  • Spring Holidays (Purim, Passover, Shavuot)
  • Israel - Places in Israel
  • Hebrew Through Movement (2nd gr.)
  • Alef/Bet (3rd gr.)
  • Chugim (clubs), library time and music


OLIM (4/5)

September - November

  • Fall Holidays (Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah)
  • Sacred Places and Spaces
  • Chugim (clubs), library time and music


December - February

  • Winter Holidays (Hanukkah, Tu B'shevat)
  • Torah (the Books of Leviticus & Deuteronomy)
  • Chugim (clubs), library time and music


March - May

  • Spring Holidays (Purim, Passover, Shavuot)
  • Israel - People & Culture
  • Chugim (clubs), library time and music

Hebrew -- 4th - 6th grades

Our unique Hebrew program has seen the skill-level of our learners reach new and exciting heights. 45-minute lessons with small groups of learners provide focused and individualized Hebrew instruction meeting the needs of each individual learner!


During each year of the Rimon Hebrew program learners encounter the Hebrew of home and holiday prayers, liturgy of the Friday night service, liturgy of the Shabbat morning service, as well as the prayers of the Torah service. Not only will each child learn to read the prayers and blessings, they understand the meaning/purpose of each prayer by developing a personal connection.

Family Learning - Meyuchad!

FAMILY is the soul of a child's Jewish education! Jewish memories are made for a child as traditions and stories are passed down from generation to generation. New traditions and memories are formed when families spend special time together. That is why, at Rimon, we believe that each family creates their own special memories as they celebrate holidays and see the world through Jewish eyes.


Meyuchad (the Hebrew word for "special") is the title of our family education program. Our Meyuchad Family program gives every family the opportunity to learn together - Jewishly by offering four Sundays when there is no Rimon. During these days families spend time making Jewish memories. We offer a number of suggestions as well as offer two organized activities during the year. Families learn from each other as they post their experiences on our (closed) Meyuchad blog.

Welcome to Rimon Noar (6th - 12th grades)

We are so excited to announce our new "tween" and "teen" program - Rimon Noar! Noar is the Hebrew word for "teen" and at Rimon Noar - teens are are the center!


At Rimon Noar teens have voice and choice! Although most of our teens would prefer to engage during our Monday night option, others have commitments that prevent them from dong so. No worries! Our new Rimon Noar program offers alternatives to traditional Monday nights. Sunday afternoons with TEAM TZEDEK, Tuesday evenings with the TEEN LEADERSHIP SEMINAR, NFTY weekends and INDEPENDENT STUDY will be offered! If a teen is not Confirmation "bound" we welcome him/her to be a part of our teen community and choose those activities that are of interest.


We also offer NOAR NIGHTS - opportunities for the entire 7th - 12th grade teen community to come together for fun and friendship.

Don't Forget...

SEPTEMBER CALENDAR REMINDERS...

Sunday, Sept. 20 - Opening Day of Sunday Rimon & "Welcome Back Brunch" for parents

Monday, Sept. 21 - Opening Evening of Rimon Noar & Noar Nights

Monday, Sept. 21- Opening of Monday Hebrew

Tuesday, Sept. 22 - Kol Nidre

Sunday, Sept. 27 - Rimon

Sunday, Sept. 27 - 6th gr. Gesherim (kids only!)

Sunday, Sept. 27 - First meeting of Team Tzedek (Rimon Noar option)

Monday, Sept. 28 - Hebrew

Monday, Sept. 28 - Rimon Noar

Monday, Sept. 28 - Gesherim Families gather for dinner in the sukkah

Tuesday, Sept. 29 - Opening of Tuesday Hebrew

Tuesday, Sept. 29 - First meeting of Teen Leadership Seminar (Rimon Noar option)