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RLWRS Mission & Vision Statements

Mission Statement

The Rabbi Leon Wind Religious School of Beth Sholom B’nai Israel strives to:

  • foster a strong Jewish identity through an understanding and appreciation of the heritage, history, cultures, languages, textual traditions, and music of the Jewish people.
  • provide each student with the skills to participate in rituals and religious services at home and in the synagogue.
  • Prepare students to lead religious services by teaching basic Hebrew reading and vocabulary, and by requiring attendance and participation in worship services as students prepare for b'nai mitzvah.
  • make Jewish values and traditions an integral part of each student’s life, and foster a lifetime commitment to Jewish learning and the practices of our tradition.
  • cultivate a love of and commitment to the Jewish people and to the culture and land of Israel.
  • build relationships among students and create a strong community of Jewish peers.
  • involve the whole family in the life of the synagogue so that students will experience Jewish learning as an ongoing, lifelong endeavor.

Vision Statement

We envision the Rabbi Leon Wind Religious School of Beth Sholom B’nai Israel as a place that:

  • Provides a warm, loving, safe environment where students are accepted and encouraged to be themselves.
  • Encourages exploration and honors students’ questions and curiosity.
  • Encourages students to discover their strengths and to open their minds to the possibilities of Judaism in their lives.
  • Respects students’ opinions, identities, and autonomy.
  • Values egalitarianism and pluralism.
  • Fully includes interfaith families, families of color, and students of all abilities, gender identities, and sexual orientations.
  • Implements methods of teaching that are student-centered, experiential, and content-driven.

(Adopted November 2017)

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