Religious School (Sunday): Kindergarten
Hebrew School (Wednesday): 7th Grade
Religious School (Sunday): 1st Grade
Religious School (Sunday): 2nd & 6th Grade
Religious School (Sunday): 3rd Grade
Religious School (Sunday): 4th Grade
Hebrew School (Monday & Wednesday): 4th Grade
Religious School (Sunday): 5th Grade
Hebrew School (Monday & Wednesday): 5th Grade
At its best, playing music gives me the opportunity to tap into a wellspring of creativity, the source of which I've never been able to fathom: Is that source the music-rich environment in which I grew up? Is it my Muse? ..my God?
I guess I'd prefer simply to refer to it as HaMakor (Hebrew for "The Source"). I don't understand it, yet I love it, because it moves me, challenges me, excites me...
Studying Torah--and teaching Judaic studies--affects me in much the same way: I feel moved, challenged, excited..but I am also transformed as an individual--which is beyond the purview of music.
For me, such is the power of Judaism...How could I NOT want to share it with others?
Hebrew School (Monday & Wednesday): 6th Grade
Scott Newman joined us as a Hebrew School teacher and song leader in 2008. Bringing with him 14 years of combined experience as a formal and informal Jewish teacher/educator, Scott is now our B'nai Mitzvah tutor in addition to his other responsibilities.
Scott has a deep love of building Jewish community, and recently founded his own company called, "Journeys for Jews," dedicated to creating transformative experiences for Jewish groups in varied settings.
Scott has also been at the forefront of professionalizing the field of Informal Jewish Education in recent years. Nationally recognized as a founder of a growing network of Reform Jewish Youth Workers, Scott feels strongly that there is an urgent need in synagogues for more youth professionals and adult Jewish role models.
At thirty-five years old, Scott maintains that the "kid" in him will never totally fade. This is easily confirmed by talking with Andrea and Gabriel his wife and son, who can be seen attending Shabbat services while Scott accompanies the RUJU childrens' choir on guitar.
Scott and family feel privileged and thrilled to be involved with the Temple Sinai family.