The Roz Goodell Religious School is meant to guide our students to discover, explore, and proudly develop their knowledge and skills to live Jewishly in the world around them. Blending the informal with the formal, our commitment is to facilitate meaningful programs that connect our students to one another, to their family members, and to the community. Feeling comfortable with their Judaism while gaining a positive Jewish self-identity, our students will obtain the tools with which they will be able to pass on our rich heritage.


The RGRS program focuses on Jewish History, Bible, Life Cycle, Holidays, Jewish Values and Israel. Hebrew is taught for reading and tefillah (prayer) fluency to enable our students to understand the prayers and be comfortable and competent participating in synagogue services here at Or Tzion as well as in the larger community. Our academic program reinforced at home will provide your child with a well-rounded, top-notch education. Click here to view our exciting learning opportunities for the 2017-2018 school year.


Following religious school on Sundays, we will offer enrichment classes. For 1 hour, students can enrich their Judaic and Hebrew education through classes in art, cooking, Jr. Choir, or Modern Hebrew. Our stellar teaching staff will teach these classes, and Cantor Dannah Rubinstein will teach the 3rd-6th grade Jr. Choir (additional fees apply, offerings are contingent upon enrollment, limited space available).

The teachers in our religious school were selected from the very best educators available in our area. Our teachers are caring and dedicated, totally committed to working in partnership with you.



Rabbi Crane will teach these active and accessible classes that cover Judaism’s biggest and most inspiring ideas as well as the nuts-and-bolts of daily Jewish living. Starting in the fall, we’ll cover history, holidays, practices, text, values and more. Whether you’re back to learning after a long hiatus or you’re just looking for a deeper understanding of our heritage, we could all use a bit of a refresher. This program is intended for Jews from all walks of life: from parents who had a Jewish day school education to those whose strongest connection was the annual box of matzah on the kitchen counter. Click here for registration information and class dates.


Our religious school oriented Shabbatot (plural for Shabbat) services are celebrations of sacred space and time, in which parents and students join together in community, celebration, song and prayer. 


To view the 2017 - 2018 Religious School calendar, please click here.

To view the 2017-2018 Religious School Handbook and Drop Off Instructions please click here.


 Register today for the 2017-2018 school year! Members, click here to register for RGRS. Not yet a member? Click here for new member enrollment information. 



For Religious School questions or inquiries, please contact Rabbi Nate Crane, Associate Rabbi and Education Director, at the synagogue office, 480-342-8858, or by email at

For assistance with Religious School registration, please contact Stephanie Monier, Religious School Admin, at the synagogue office, 480-342-8858, or by email at

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