The Congregation Micah Religious School
integrated model of Jewish education, one which encourages and facilitates
family involvement and lifelong learning. We embrace diversity of background as
we seek to celebrate our common bonds of Jewish identity: intellectually,
spiritually, and culturally. All values are taught from a liberal Jewish perspective;
all decisions are made within the framework of Jewish tradition.
We seek to increase knowledge in the many disciplines of Jewish intellectual
tradition: Hebrew, History, Social Justice, Tzedakah…with Torah as our anchor.
We seek to strengthen the relevance of Judaism as the foundation of everyday
Students: Our students find delight in meaningful Jewish exploration in
informal, yet structured classroom environments. Children are encouraged to
seek knowledge in traditional (reading, writing, discussion, liturgical
expression) and non-traditional (play, art, music, acting, and nature) realms.
We strive for Jewish enrichment in the classroom, in the home, and in the
Faculty: Our teachers are all volunteers. With a child-centered focus,
they embody professionalism, knowledge, dedication, commitment, enthusiasm,
creativity, integrity, patience, and accountability. They share their time to
ensure the continuation of Jewish growth and development, with their own Jewish
education as a priority. Interaction with our rabbi is a part of every
Religious School day.
Sanctity: Our Religious School home is a synagogue, a holy space. Our
passion for liberal Judaism pervades our curriculum, celebrations,
surroundings, behaviors, attitudes, and approaches. Sanctity at Micah is
defined by living the sacred values we teach. We teach kindness, compassion,
respect, accountability, truth, righteousness, intellectual searching, and
integrity, and we feel compelled to see those values through to realization -
in the classrooms, hallways, offices, sanctuary, chapel, cemetery, and
We come together to celebrate the joys of Jewish observance, as we create a
safe haven with limits and expectations for behavior and involvement.