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Shir Tikvah Family Education

About the Congregation Shir Tikvah Sam and Jean Frankel Family Education Program


COVID-19 Update

Due to the current health crisis, our Family Education program is operating in a virtual format.  Our Pre-K through 7th graders meet on Sunday mornings for our Family Ed service with Rabbi Alicia and our teaching staff to start the morning off with community, prayers and fun.  Students then attend class with their individual teachers through online instruction.  Our 3rd-6th grades return for online instruction on Tuesday afternoons for additional learning and preparation.

Our Family Ed program is thriving and has adapted well to these unexpected changes, but we look forward a time when it is safe to return to shul and spend time together, in-person, as a Family Ed community.

Our Mission

It is the mission of the Sam and Jean Frankel Family Education Program to work in partnership with our synagogue community, faculty, clergy and families to provide an accepting, nurturing and engaging environment designed to establish a positive Jewish identity rooted within each child.  Our program will create lifelong Jewish learners who will live meaningful Jewish lives.

Our Vision

It is the vision of the Sam and Jean Frankel Family Education Program that the Jewish education of our students include the intellectual, social and spiritual growth of our students.  To this end our program engages our students in innovative and experiential ways.

Our greatest hopes are that a graduate of the Sam and Jean Frankel Family Education Program will:

- Be a mensch
- Develop a fundamental knowledge and experience of Judaism and the Hebrew language.
- Love and feel an intimate connection to G-d, Torah and Israel
- Grow ever more authentic, secure and confident as a Jew.

Class Schedules and Curriculum

The Family Education Program spans pre-kindergarten through high school. Pre-K through seventh grade meets on Sunday mornings; third through seventh grade meets on Sunday mornings and Tuesday afternoons; eighth through twelfth grade meets on select Monday evenings.

The Hebrew curriculum focuses on several elements: Hebrew through prayer (so that students are familiar with the Hebrew prayers in the service well before they begin formal bar or bat mitzvah preparation), Jewish holidays and observances, Jewish history, current events, Jewish identity, and community.

Registration Information

To register your student for Family Ed, please contact our Director of Lifelong Learning, Sarah Chisholm, at for more information.



Tue, January 18 2022 16 Sh'vat 5782