Welcome to Our Innovative Religious School
We’re looking forward to another wonderful year of learning, friendships, community and shared Jewish experiences. We’d like thank you for entrusting us with your amazing children and sharing our joy as we watch them learn, grow, play, form friendships, develop confidence and become mentschen. University Synagogue is truly a unique environment where we pay attention to every individual student’s needs, learning styles, potential and talents and try to meet them wherever they are. Last year, we focused on our Hebrew program and, after lots of research, hard work by a very talented team, feedback from parents and students as well as technology endowed by the Irv and Neil Howard Fund, we finally feel that we are reaching each individual student. Currently we are working with two different publishing houses to create computer software that will be specific to our needs.
We have financial aid available for families who need it as well as access to the JFFSOC’s Passport Program. In order to access this program, please complete the forms at: http://jewishorangecounty.org/about/what-we-do/grants/passport. Let me know if you are requesting a Passport scholarship so that I can submit a letter of recommendation which is required. Our Dues Relief Committee is available to work with you on a confidential dues program that fits your family’s needs.
Once again, I remind you of my commitment to your child’s Jewish education. I will ensure that your child’s needs are met on an individual basis and facilitate a personalized Jewish education experience for every student. Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time. My door is always open.
Sue Penn, M. Ed.
Director of Congregational Learning