Welcome from the Education and youth director
Welcome to the Religious School and Youth Group section of the Agudas Achim Religious school. My name is Chaya Silver, most kids just call me Morah Chaya. Perhaps this is the name I am most proud of having earned other than the name Mom.
For the past four years, I have had the privilege of working with Rabbi Rein and Hazzan Dienstfrey. Together with parents and congregants we are building a school that actively seeks ways for students of all ages to to “Know Jewish,” “Learn Jewish”, “Do Jewish”, and “Believe Jewish”. Each class and specialty program, each field trip and overnight is designed to spark interest in each of these four “worlds”.
We are a growing school fueled by the full support of the congregation, the active involvement of our parents, and the skill of our teachers. We welcome you to come hang out over coffee on Sunday mornings, to find times to talk with our staff and lay leaders, to volunteer to help in classrooms or assist with programming. Feel free to contact me at the office with any questions or just to say hello.
I look forward to working together to promote the best religious school program possible. I can’t do it without you.
Shalom, Salam, and Peace,
Vision and mission statement
Agudas Achim Religious School, in collaboration with families and the entire congregation, is dedicated to creating a vibrant learning program where children from toddlerhood through high school engage in formal and experiential education that imparts a positive, lasting Jewish identity.
Using the latest research in Jewish Education, guided by the principles of the Conservative Movement, and supported by the Youth and Religious School Committee, the Agudas Achim Religious School and Youth Program department will:
prioritize social, ethical, and moral growth to build a caring, involved, and committed Jewish community as well as engaged global Jewish citizens
provide authentic learning opportunities using meaningful classroom experiences combined with community and area resources to teach students about Shabbat, holidays, holy texts, life cycle events, history, prayer, and Hebrew as both an ancient and modern language.
use creative design and passion to breathe life into all programs including classroom sessions, family learning events, children’s services, holidays, and Israel, Hebrew, Judaic Studies.