Sunday School at the Congregation for Humanistic Judaism offers instruction for grades kindergarten through Bar/Bat Mitzvah. In small classes, and through art, music, technology, texts, and games, students learn about Jewish culture, history, and holidays, receiving a rich Jewish experience from a humanistic perspective.
Humanistic Jewish education grows out of the philosophy of Humanistic Judaism. In addition to defining the content of our curricula, the philosophy of Humanistic Judaism helps define our method of communicating ideas. Affirming a Humanistic Jewish philosophy in our school furnishes us with both the “what” to teach and the “how” to teach.
Humanistic teaching means we must create an open, warm environment in which learners can safely express their thoughts and feelings. It is an environment that motivates, excites, and encourages critical thinking, love of learning and striving for self-improvement. Our teachers and staff exemplify Humanistic Jewish values through their behavior and in their approach to the study of Judaism.
We aim to create school and classroom settings that reflect the highest standards of Humanistic Judaism and its moral values: respect for fellow learners, enjoyment, participation, personal responsibility and learning to develop an independent set of beliefs based on informed discovery.
We emphasize the participation of families in our educational program and welcome parents to learn with their children during the year. To this end, we offer adult educational classes held during Sunday School hours.
Sunday School Registration Forms
You must join CHJ in order to register for Sunday School.
While social distancing remains in place, CHJ is deferring plans for Sunday School in 2020-21. For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday School Snow Policy
In the event of snow on a morning scheduled for Sunday School, please check to see if you have received a message from the CHJ listserver. A message will be sent by 7:30 a.m.