At the Rabbi Leslie Yale Gutterman Religious School (RLYGRS), we engage innovative principles to connect our students to their Jewish selves, to each other, to our Temple Beth-El community and to Am Yisrael (the people of Israel). We recognize the value of each individual child and family as an important piece of our communal whole.
We believe in creating an environment where:
- Our students are active participants, problem solvers and planners.
- Our teachers are facilitators and guides who foster critical thinking.
- Our parents are our partners
- Our community is an extension of the classroom
This is accomplished with methods including but not limited to:
Project Based Learning allows students to gain knowledge and skills by working over an extended period of time investigating and responding to questions and/or challenges. PBL has been a part of the curriculum for some of our grades for years and we look forward to utilizing this teaching method in more classes in the coming year.
Experiential Education allows our students to combine active learning with concrete experiences like our field trips and all school programs.
Youth Engagement allows our students to be involved in responsible, challenging actions to create positive social change while making decisions that affect themselves and others.
School is offered on Sunday mornings from 10:00am – 12:30pm.