Religious Education Program
At Hakafa, Jewish education is a family experience. On Sunday mornings, students and their faimilies come together at 9:45 a.m. for shira (singing) and t'fillah (a brief morning service). Religious School classes run from 10:15 a.m. until noon and are generally held the first three Sundays of each month, September through May, at the Glencoe Park District's Takiff Center (999 Green Bay Road, Glencoe). The final Sunday of each month is designated as a "family day" for families to share on their own. During Religious School, adults are invited to study with various scholars. Sunday morning Adult Study classes begin at 10:35 a.m. and end at noon.
Our Sunday mornings end as families gather at noon for a small bagel nosh. A number of times each school year, parents (K-8th grade) are asked to attend Religious School with their children to participate in Field Trips or Education Days. These days are created for families to learn together in a fun, active, and stimulating atmosphere.
We also introduced a very successful NEW High School Program in the fall of 2016. Click here for all of the details about our High School Program.
Parent involvement is welcome and encouraged through a variety of programs and projects. We have a Religious Education Committee made up of any parents who are interested in participating. In addition, teacher/parent communication is ongoing throughout the year.