What's the Religious School?
Rosenbloom Religious School (RRS) is a comprehensive supplemental school program for students in Grades K–7 that focuses on immersive, family-centered learning.
We believe that applying learning makes it real. So our program features hands-on, concept-driven projects that don't end at the sound of the bell. Learning comes to life around your dinner table, as you light Shabbat and Hanukkah candles, when you break the middle matzoh at your family's Passover seder. As a result of being involved with RRS, our students and families grow together, finding strength and meaning in their Jewish identity.
About 60 percent are enrolled in top private schools and 40 percent go to public schools in and around Baltimore. The vast majority are members of Chizuk Amuno Congregation. Your kids will see them when you come to services.
The students at RRS are also involved in many other after-school activities. We think the most powerful lesson our kids can learn is how to balance secular interests – in soccer, electric guitar, ballet, lacrosse – with being a Jewish person in America and around the world. We want our students to find the same value in "Hebrew school" that they do in the other areas of their lives. So we aim to be incredibly accommodating to their family's schedule.
Our focus is on creating meaning in the lives of our families through hands-on projects that are exciting and concept-driven. Here are a few examples:
- Instead of just teaching the stories of the Torah, every week our drama specialist creates interactive performances, in which kids act out all the different stories – with props, costumes, and instruments.
- As a parent, you'll receive a children’s bible, so you and your child can read stories at bedtime. Together you'll read the same stories that our kids acted out at school in immersive plays.
- To highlight the different Jewish new years – Rosh HaShanah, Tu b'Shvat, Pesah and Shavuot – we have birthday parties. With hats, cakes, and noisemakers, kids learn what each new year means.
Kids love to learn this way. It's fun!