Rimon, a new religious school hosted by Congregation Beth Israel, is open to the Jewish community throughout Central Massachusetts. We seek to bring Jewish learning alive with a hands-on, discovery-oriented experience that centers on the child, engages the family and treasures the community. Our vision is for children to question, learn and grow, creating a vibrant Jewish identity and future arising from the love and knowledge of our rituals, history and tradition.
Registration is now open for classes starting on September 7, 2016. Click here to download registration packet, including school calendar.
- School is open to students in Kindergarten through Grade 7. Rimon will also feature a leadership program led by Rabbi Aviva Fellman for 8th and 9th graders on Mondays.
- Classes meet Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 4:15 – 6:15 p.m., and Saturday mornings.
- Opportunities for familiy activities and outings are scheduled for selected Sundays throughout the school year.
- Child-focused learning allows students to learn Hebrew, Jewish traditions, holidays and tefillah (prayer) at their own pace.
- Develop Hebrew skills, and cultivate the capacity and desire to learn Torah.
- Foster a connection to Israel.
- Inspire students to engage in the world guided by Jewish values.
- Create a Jewish environment supportive of each student’s learning style.
In Jewish tradition, the “rimon,” or pomegranate, is a symbol of goodness and a blossoming future. It is said to contain 613 seeds, corresponding to the 613 mitzvot in the Torah.
For more information, please contact Rabbi Aviva Fellman: email@example.com.