Kehilat Rodef is the Religious School arm of Congregation Rodef Shalom serving children in Grades Pre–K through 7.
The network of Kehilat Rodef Religious School classes are:
Yom Shlishi (יום שלישי)
Held on Tuesday evenings from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm, this section is primarily for first through seventh grade students who do not currently attend a Jewish day school. The curriculum will include elements basic to a Jewish education and will utilize more technology– learning the Judaic subjects with an emphasis on Hebrew reading, a more thorough understanding of our prayers, holidays, customs, and Jewish history including age appropriate study of the Holocaust. We will also spend time studying the current issues such as modern day Israel and directly applying what is learned to the lives we live in the United States today.
Mishmar - משמר
This optional class, held on Thursday evenings from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm, is for all students, both day school and non-day school students in grades three through six. Those in the younger grades will concentrate on sharpening their Hebrew reading Older students wanting a jump start on their Bar or Bat Mitzvah studies will have the opportunity to participate in a Pre-B'nai Mitzvah program and begin learning the Shabbat prayers and blessings.
Daber Ivrit - דוברים עברית
This optional class, held on Thursday evenings from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm, is for students in grades one through three. This is a supplementary class which will immerse all students in the Hebrew language, and is patterned after Ulpan (אולפן), the intensive study of the Hebrew language offered to new immigrants in Israel to learn the basic language skills of conversation, writing and comprehension.
Shabbat – שבת
Shabbat school is held twice monthly, on the second and fourth Saturday's of each month, from 10:00 am until noon for all children, both day school and non-day school students, ages pre-kindergarten through grade five. Those students currently enrolled in a Jewish day school will thoroughly enjoy and greatly benefit from our unique Day School Track. This distinctive curriculum is specifically designed to complement rather than repeat the material already covered during the week. Age appropriate topics of discussion and learning include a review of the weekly Torah portion including "Bible" heroes from the Book of Prophets, the history of Jewish settlers in America and in Denver, additional Hebrew reading practice, Jewish involvement during the American Revolution, as well as dialogues about current events.
Kehilat Rodef Religious School is open to non-members as well.
Marlene Richter, Kehilat Rodef Director: