Shorashim Religious School

“V’shinantam l’vanecha… And you shall teach them to your children.”

                                               (Deuteronomy 6:7)

Registration for 2020-2021 is open! Please click to register!

Welcome to Temple Beth David’s Shorashim Religious School!

We hope this year will bring many meaningful moments of Jewish learning for your family and connections with your temple community. We look forward to exploring with you.

Please click on the image to the left to learn more about our goals, inclusion, and education programs for students and families.


Rabbi Karen and Rabbi Micah Citrin


For ANY questions, contact Rabbi Karen Citrin, Director of Education Grades K-6, and Rabbi Micah Citrin, Director of Education Grades 7-12.

Shorashim is scheduled to begin on September 13th. We understand these are uncertain times. Financial assistance is available to all who need and all are welcome regardless of financial ability.

We are honored to introduce Temple Beth David’s educational mission and goals, the results of much research and work by our Religious School Committee and Rabbis.

Our Educational Mission:

Temple Beth David’s Religious School builds a foundation for Jewish learning and living, connects students to Jewish heritage, history, culture and tradition, and inspires students to add their perspective to the Jewish story, becoming active participants in Jewish community to make a difference in our world.  more…

Our Jewish education program begins on Sunday mornings 9:30-11:30 am, when our Kindergarten through 6th grade students enter the sanctuary for communal prayer and song.  Parents join along and there is often optional adult learning offered on Sunday mornings. Students study a variety of Judaic topics and themes. Grades K-2 begin to learn Hebrew letters and basic Hebrew vocabulary.  more…

On Wednesday evenings from 5:30-8:00 pm, 7th – 12th graders enjoy dinner together followed by grade core class for 7th graders and elective class options for 8th-12th graders.  B’nai Mitzvah and Post B’nai Mitzvah teens in 7th-12th grades participate in “Double Chai,” a flexible, elective-based program that includes social action, participation in youth group activities, and unique classroom offerings that accommodate the busy and changing schedule of teenagers. 10th grade includes a special Confirmation experience.


Religious School registration is open to members of the Temple Beth David community. Jewish education and life-long learning are central to our synagogue. If you are interested in trying out our education programs, we offer a School Introductory Program where you may join the Temple and enroll a child in grades K-2 for one year for just the cost of tuition. Please contact Rabbi Karen to discuss our K-6 education or the Introductory Program. We look forward to welcoming your family!


We offer Jewish learning opportunities and temple connections for your family as well. Please give us a call or arrange a time to discuss in person. We look forward to meeting you.

Serving on the Education Committee is a wonderful way to participate in our community. The Committee is responsible for helping to shape our education programs, acts as liaison with the parents, and works closely with the Education Directors.  Please contact Wendy Berliner, Vice President of Education, for more information.