RELIGIOUS SCHOOLThe Mission of the Ames Jewish Congregation Religious School is to:
engage, teach and inspire students to identify with the Jewish people
through involvement and participation in Jewish life.
The Religious School will do this by:
educational experience in such areas as: Jewish religious/cultural
diversity; Torah and other texts; rituals/observances; ethics, values
and beliefs; spirituality; history; Hebrew; and social action.
2. Using a sequential curriculum that increases in sophistication and complexity as students age.
Jewish Congregation offers religious school classes for children
beginning at age 3, and Hebrew instruction beginning at age 8-9. While
we are affiliate with the Reform Movement all children being raised
Jewish & their families are welcome. Our little school on the
prairie has an inclusive and energetic program. For more
information contact either co-directors - Ellen or Melissa, or come for
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RELIGIOUS SCHOOL TEACHERS
I have been a member of AJC since birth and have taught various levels
of Hebrew and text classes
for several years. I am 21 years old and a senior at ISU.
I'm 25 years old and have gone to AJC since I was very young thru
Confirmation. I have
learning Hebrew since I was in 3rd grade and have continued to learn
and use my Hebrew skills.
I graduated Iowa State University with a
degree in English literature. I will be a substitute teacher in Des
Moines Public Schools this coming school year. I plan on getting my
education with a focus on literature as well.
I have been teaching
religious school for 6 years.
I will be teaching the level 1 religious school class this year. I am
from Vernon Hills, Illinois.
I am a student in my senior year here at Iowa State University, studying
Animal Ecology. I attended
religious school at the synagogue in my hometown, where I became a Bat Mitzvah
and continued on to be confirmed. I have visited Israel twice, once
with other temple members and once for Birthright. I love my Jewish
faith and I am really looking forward to sharing my enthusiasm with my
students this year.