Olney Help Needs You!

Donations to Olney Help are Needed for Children During the Summer!
Please Bring the Following Items to Shaare Tefila for Olney Help:

1. Canned Sloppy Joe sauce
2. Canned meats/fish, ie. chicken, beef stew, tuna, chili
3. Pasta sides
4. Helpers (hamburger, chicken, tuna)
5. Shelf stable bottled juice
6. Instant Potatoes
7. Canned pasta
8. Canned fruit of any kind
9. Cold cereal (adult)
10. 1-2 lb. bags white rice
11. Cake/cookie/brownie mix and frosting
12. Condensed soup

Chavaya – Religious School

Chavaya – Religious School

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR – Looking for an engaging, liberal Jewish education program for your child? We offer free tuition for grades K-2 and have a unique two-day-a-week program for grades 3-7 which combines in person and online learning, plus teen education on Sunday mornings. Register on ChaverWeb or if you would like to learn more please contact Babette Cohn, Director of Education & Programming.

The Mission of the Chavaya Religious School at Shaare Tefila is to provide the children of Shaare Tefila with:

  • A familiarity and knowledge of Jewish traditions,
  • Love and respect for Torah,
  • Connection to the people of and the land of Israel,
  • An understanding of Jewish history, and
  • Fostering a sense of responsibility to our world through Derech Eretz (ethical decency) and Tikkun Olam.

Keeping in mind the following core values our students learn that they are part of the sacred community that is Shaare Tefila Congregation:

  • KEHILAH KEDOSHAH – We are a “holy community”
  • SHALOM BAYIT – “Peace in the house”
  • KAVOD – “Respect” or “Honor”
  • CHESED – “Kindness” or “Loving kindness”

Class Schedule
Grades K-2: Sundays 9:30-12:00
Grades 3-7: Sundays 9:30-12:00, plus 30 minutes of Hebrew tutoring online each week.
Teens: Sundays, 9:30-12:00, twice a month for classroom topics and field trips. 

The Chavaya Calendar is here
Skype Hebrew Tutoring Calendar

For more information or questions, contact Babette Cohn or by phone at 301-593-3410 ext 106. 

Check out our Parent Handbook for the 2018-19 school year!