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All registration must be done online, log in to your member portal to register.

  1. University Synagogue membership is required to attend our Religious School. Membership Renewal Forms were sent via email and mailed homes. They can also be found here. Both forms must be completed for attendance and admission.
  2. We cannot honor all friend requests, but do our best to put your child in a class with at least one of their friends in their classes.
  3. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee any classes until we have sufficient enrollment.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Religious School office at or 310.472.1255
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We at University Synagogue believe that the purpose of Religious School is:

  • To instill a sense of pride in a child’s Jewish heritage and an appreciation of the beauty of Jewish tradition as guided by the principles of Reform Judaism.
  • To teach Judaism and Jewish living for the next generation and develop an understanding of where each individual fits into the community.
  • To teach the how and why of Judaism in order to create a positive Jewish identity that makes for a long-lasting and meaningful connection to Judaism.
  • To acquire Hebrew skills in order to understand and make personal meaning from prayers, to participate in prayer services around the world, and to connect with others in Jewish settings across the globe.
  • To foster a love of the land and dream of Israel as a Jewish country with democratic ideals.  
  • To promote a sense of commonality and connection with Jews around the world.
  • To help students develop their own relationship to Judaism through inquiry, problem solving and discovery.

Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Our Kindergarten - 3rd grade classes will connect to our Jewish roots by planting some roots of their own! Classes will focuses on Jewish holidays, our Synagogue, Torah stories, and Middot (Jewish values) as they being their Jewish education Journey .

We introduce the Hebrew language starting with our Kindergarten (Gan)– 3rd (Gimel) grade students with a program called Hebrew Through Movement. Hebrew Through Movement introduces Hebrew in a playful and meaningful way, creating a positive first link between children and Hebrew. It is supported by the latest brain research on learning, providing an aural foundation for Hebrew that opens the door to facile Hebrew decoding and reading.

4th-7th Grade

As our students continue through their educational journey we look at their learning through the lens of the three things that world stands on “Al Shlosha D’varim”.

Torah: Students will explore the books of Genesis and Exodus through acting, art, and STEM activities!

Avodah: Spiral through the Jewish lifecycle rituals as we deepen our learning, Study the Jewish value of “Peoplehood” as it pertains to the topic of American Jews, and how you fit into the puzzle!

Gemilut Hasadim: Students will continue to explore Jewish values by focusing on the value of “ahava,” Celebrate Jewish peoplehood by engaging in the Mitzvot of Jewish holidays with service-oriented activities, and actively work on tikkun olam


Our Hebrew programs for students in Grades 4-6, focus on learning Hebrew through prayer.  Our goal is for students to develop Jewish life skills, read/chant confidently, and deepen their personal connection to prayer.

All three options follow the same curriculum and Hebrew focus.

Option 1: Online Small Group Hebrew Pods (up to 8 students)

Option 2: One on One Hebrew (Additional Fee)

Wed, May 12 2021 1 Sivan 5781