June, 2021

Dear Religious School Families:

At the end of this unique school year, we have already begun thinking about Religious School for the coming school year.  I am excited to be Temple Isaiah’s Director of Education for 2021-22 and look forward to continuing to work with all of you during what will be a great year of learning and fun!

Looking ahead, though it is impossible to predict the future, it is with our best intentions that we hope to move our school back to our Temple building in the fall, where we can engage each other in person once again.  Our Temple leadership is working diligently to make this dream a reality, and we will keep you informed as we move closer to September.  If we are unable to open our doors in September, or if a virus surge causes us to close temporarily, we now have the means to continue learning remotely.  This will also be true for snowy Sundays!  With respect to the schedule, we look to move back to full two-hour sessions on Sunday, from 9-11 AM, and Tuesday Hebrew classes will also be in person, from 4:30-6:30 PM.  We will be holding our 7th and 8th-10th grade classes in person at the Temple, on Sunday mornings from 11 AM – 12 noon, approximately every other week. A Religious School calendar for the 2021-2022 school year will be forthcoming.  Classes will begin on Sunday, September 12th, and Tuesday, September 14th.

You will find our current registration packet which should have a familiar look and feel.  Please complete the documents (some documents are unique for each child, and  please make multiple copies and complete as necessary) and return them to the office, or to Irva as soon as possible.  I strongly encourage parents to be as detailed as possible with respect to the individual learning needs of your children, including written instructions, as well as sharing IEP and 504 accommodations with me.  As always, I will review them and share relevant and helpful information with your child’s teacher to aid them in preparing meaningful lessons for all.  If possible, please return all forms digitally.

You will be happy to know that fees will not change for the coming year.  For those of you who submit forms quickly, we offer an Early Bird discount.  In general, submitting your forms early allows us to plan more definitively with respect to staffing and supply needs, so your timeliness is greatly appreciated.

Thank you again for partnering with us to make the school year a success! If you have any questions or feedback, I encourage you to send me an email directly, rabbipaul@templeisaiahsb.org, or leave a message through the Temple office, 631-751-8515.


Rabbi Paul Sidlofsky

2021-2022 religious school registration information