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Kehillah MAGNET Religious School for Pre-K through Grade 10 is open to all Jewish and Interfaith families regardless of membership.

Enrolling for Fall 2021 NOW
Fill out our Kehillah MAGNET Interest Form

Sarah O’Donnell
Kehillah MAGNET Religious School Principal
(410) 939-3170


Kehillah MAGNET would like to invite all families interested in getting additional information about our religious school to join us (free of charge) for bagels, donuts and coffee on Sundays when class is in session.

Please contact Sarah O’Donnell at to make an appointment.

Meaningful Understanding & Dedicated Commitment to Jewish Education

The Kehillah MAGNET provides Religious School classes to Pre-K through Grade 10 students on Sunday mornings from 9:00 am to noon during the school year. Additionally, we offer virtual Hebrew School classes to Grades 3 through Grades 6 students every Wednesday from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  Religious School students and their families are encouraged to participate in our Family Service which is held the first Friday of each month during the academic school year, in addition to our monthly Tot Shabbat service.

Our Mission
The Mission of Temple Adas Shalom Kehillah MAGNET is to provide and promote the highest quality religious education to a diverse community of Jewish children. We aim to cultivate students to be responsible members of society within a nurturing environment. Our focus is to inspire a love for learning while teaching a broad base of Jewish culture, history, tradition, and Torah.

Our Vision
To provide our students with a well-balanced exceptional Jewish education, teaching customs, practices, and rituals while guiding Jewish identity development. Installing a life-long commitment to Judaism and providing a quality experience rooted in the community with parents, teachers, and students working together.

Our Core Values
MAGNET is an acronym representing the most prioritized components of Jewish education to be taught in our religious school:
M: Middot (Jewish Values)
A: Avodah (Service)
G: G’Milut Chasadim (Acts of Loving Kindness)
N: Nachat (Pride)
E: Emet Ha Torah (The Truth of the Torah)
T: Tzedakah (Justice)

Academics: Teaching every child, regardless of academic ability, and cultivating independent and critical thinking skills with our innovative, integrated, and rigorous curriculum.

Community: Kehillah MAGNET promotes inclusiveness, celebrates spirituality, and honors our shared heritage and love for Israel.

Jewish Identity: We instill within our students a solid Jewish identity through Torah study, mitzvot, and Middot (virtues/ethics).

Forms & Downloads

All the below documents are in a PDF fillable format file. Once clicked, the file will download to your downloads folder.

2021-2022 Religious School Registration Form
2021-2022 Religious School Tuition Form
Adolph Nord Religious School Scholarship Form

Thank you for your interest in furthering your child’s Jewish education with Temple Adas Shalon.


Inclement Weather Policy

The Principal will determine if weather conditions warrant canceling Religious School. Facility conditions will be considered. As a general guide, Religious School always will be closed if Harford County schools and/or Parks and Recreation are closed or close early. School delays and closings will be communicated as follows:

  • Facebook: A notice will be posted to our Facebook site.  If you’ve “liked” us there, you will automatically receive this message.
  • Email: By 7:30am Sunday morning and by 4:30pm Wednesday an email notification will be sent.
  • Website: will be updated to reflect any cancellation by 7:30am Sunday and by 4:30pm Wednesday.

More About Our Principal

Sarah O’Donnell is excited to be the Kehillah MAGNET Religious School Principal for the 2021-2022 school year.  As a child, she completed her religious school studies through Confirmation in Reading, Pennsylvania and went on to teach Jewish life cycles her senior year of high school.  Growing up, the Jewish community played a major role in her life.  Her mom taught in the religious school for several decades, and her dad remains an active member of the temple.  The friendships that she made growing up in the Jewish community have been lifelong, and she looks forward to forging new ones at Temple Adas Shalom.

Sarah graduated from Penn State University with a double major in Secondary Education and Spanish, as well as a minor in International Studies.  She earned her Master’s of Arts in the Leadership of Teaching Spanish from Notre Dame of Maryland University and a Post Master’s Certificate in School Improvement and Leadership from Goucher College.

Sarah lives in Bel Air with her husband, their two young children, and their cat, Tinker.


Grade 6 Maftirs

To help our Grade 6 students, Morah Linda Needel has recorded a series of Maftirs to help towards B’nai Mitzvah study.

For more information about how to Bar or Bat Mitzvah your child, please visit our B’nai Mitzvah page.