You Shall Teach [the words of Torah] to your children
Rabbi Menahem Mendel of Kotzk taught: If you truly wish your children to study Torah, study it yourself in their presence. They will follow your example. Otherwise, they will not themselves study Torah but will simply instruct their children to do so.
Here at Temple Isaiah, we believe in “learning Torah, being Torah.” One of the best ways to make that motto come alive for our students and to show them that Jewish learning is a lifelong activity, is to create opportunities for parents and children to study together, and for children to see their parents engaged in learning Torah.
All family education programs are designed for students to learn alongside a parent or other significant adult family member/caregiver.
We hope that your experience at our Family Education programs will enrich your family long after the program ends.
2019–20 Calendar of Sunday Family Programs
Kindergarten — October 13, February 9
First Grade — November 3, March 15
Second Grade — November 17, March 29
Third Grade — November 10, February 2
Fourth Grade — October 13, March 1
Fifth Grade — December 8, January 26, March 22
Sixth Grade — October 27, April 19
Details about each program, including start and end times, will be sent out a few weeks in advance of each session.
If you have any questions about family programming for the coming year, please don’t hesitate to contact Family Educator Rachel Petroff Kessler, 301.317.1101.