Daniel Rothman Religious School

  –Education Director

  –Policies & Procedures

  –Curriculum

Under the enthusiastic and dedicated direction of Allison Charapp, our Daniel Rothman Religious School consistently produces students who are able to participate and lead services, speak and understand Hebrew, are knowledgeable about Jewish Holidays and customs, and are happy, productive members of the Jewish community and our world. The staff of DRRS has a combined total of over 100 years of education experience, much of it at Kol Shalom. Our students and families can count on these dedicated educators to be there for the children now and into the future. And as always, membership in Kol Shalom is not required to attend our religious school or preschool… but seriously, with all there is to offer as well as generous school/membership packages, why would you not join?

 

Download the DRRS Application Packet for the current school year.

 

View the DRRS Curriculum for Kindergarten through Seventh grade.

 

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Please contact our Education Director, Allison Charapp, for more information.

 

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Education Director

Allison Charapp, Education Director

Allison Charapp has been a teacher for over 20 years and earned a Master’s degree in Education with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Design. Allison holds an Association Montessori International Elementary diploma and has Orton-Gillingham training in multi-sensory instruction. Allison has conducted education outreach for Volanz Aerospace (a STEM space science organization serving elementary children in Maryland), and has served as an education consultant for NASA.

Allison’s passion for working with children and supporting parents guarantees that a solid foundation of cultural, religious, and academic awareness will be provided to the families attending the Daniel Rothman Religious School. The work of the young child is great work – it is important work and we are able to serve the child through offering an environment that inspires exploration, engages curiosity, and nurtures spiritual growth based on the teachings of Judaism. As adults it is our mission to open doors through language, experience, prayers, and traditions to further strengthen the bonds to nature, humanity, and G-d.

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Allison’s passion for working with children and supporting parents guarantees that a solid foundation of cultural, religious, and academic awareness will be provided to the families attending the Daniel Rothman Religious School.

 

Policies & Procedures

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Curriculum

The Family is an integral part of Jewish learning at DRRS. Families are invited to participate with their children in Shabbat dinners, Shabbat Yachad (special family dinners and services for our youngest children and their families), monthly Family Services, field trips and special guest programs, Holiday celebrations, and much more.

 

View the DRRS Curriculum for Kindergarten through Seventh grade.

 

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Kindergarten – Third Grade

During these primary grades at DRRS the children are introduced to Jewish life and learning through hands on experience and activities. This is accomplished through T’fillah, arts and crafts, Jewish music and songs, field trips, guest speakers, and stories and books. The children are introduced to the Hebrew alphabet, letter and vowel sounds, sight vocabulary, and the recitation of prayers.

Fourth Grade – Seventh Grade

Our upper grade student program features Hebrew and Judaic learning, conversational Hebrew and T’fillah, Jewish art, music and song, field trips, special guest speakers, the DRRS chorus, and philanthropy projects. All of our students will have the opportunity to participate in Family and special student led services throughout the year. Hebrew is taught by committed teachers through the reading and understanding of Hebrew prayer, and modern vocabulary and conversation. Every other year the upper grades have a sleep over at the synagogue with students’ friends from other congregations that includes Havdalah services, games, arts and crafts, Jewish music and song, and of course lots of food. To enhance the religious school experience, we also have a chapter of Kadima and USY for our children to learn and grow with their friends outside of the classroom.

B’nai Mitzvah

For our Bar and Bat Mitzvah students there is an individualized tutoring program in addition to their experiences at DRRS.

 

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