Sunday School is available to every Jewish child in the area. There are grades from kindergarten though tenth grade (Confirmation) Financial assistance is always available. No child will be turned away.
Classes meet from 10:00 am to noon on Sundays at the synagogue. Consult the calendar for exact dates as we follow the University of Iowa calendar.
Hebrew School usually begins when a child reaches third grade and continues through Bar/Bat Mitzvah. The school meets Monday and Wednesdays from 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm at the synagogue.
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The Iowa City Jewish Community is distributing free of charge, age-appropriate. The PJ Library Jewish-content books and music on a monthly basis to families with children from 6 months to age 6½. Just sign up by clicking the link above!
Created and supported by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation in Massachusetts, The PJ Library is funded nationally in partnership with local philanthropists and organizations. In Iowa City, the PJ Library is supported by the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund,The Iowa City Jewish Federation, and a generous grant from the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism along with support from members of the Jewish Community.
As I was on the phone with one of my rabbinic mentors the other day debriefing the Poway shooting, I cried. I was processing my complex feelings about the current timeframe we find ourselves in, where I feel pulled between determined, militant hope and a life-sapping despair. ‘You look tired’, she said, and I knew she was right.
‘Vayidom Aharon’ – and Aaron is silent. It is strange that Moses spoke and Aaron held his tongue. After all, it was Moses who struggled with speech. It was Moses who was fearful of appearing before Pharaoh lest he could not find the words. It was Moses who was ‘heavy of tongue’. Aaron, presumably in league with Miriam, was the older sibling: the one rooting for Moses and coaching him. It was Aaron who, at crucial moments, did find the words. But not now.