Religious School for Pre-K through Grade 10. At this time, the Adolph Nord Religious School is open to our temple members only.

Now Enrolling for Fall 2019

Please contact Jennifer Bober for further information. Thank you for your interest in the Adolph Nord Religious School!

Jennifer Bober
HJC Early Leaning Center Director
(410) 939-3170 Ext 304
Contact the Adolph Nord Religious Scchool

A Meaningful Understanding and Dedicated Commitment

The Adolph Nord Religious School 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 Religious School classes to Grades 3 through Grades 6 students on Wednesday afternoons from 4:45 pm to 6:00 pm.

Grades 11-12 are eligible to serve as madrichim (teacher assistants) in the classrooms following Confirmation.

The main goal of the Adolph Nord Religious School is to enable students to develop a solid Jewish identity within their families, within the Jewish community, and within secular society. By the culmination of their formal Religious School education, students should have a strong understanding and deep appreciation for the Jewish religion and be fully prepared to embrace and live according to Jewish customs and beliefs into and throughout adulthood.

L’dor V’dor (From Generation to Generation).

This goal can only be reached with the involvement of the whole family in the Jewish learning experience. The education of your child is a partnership between you, your child and the Religious School. Practicing Judaism in the home and regular attendance at Religious School and synagogue services are essential elements to fulfilling the Religious School’s mission. Together, as parents and teachers, we can help our children gain a sufficient level of Jewish knowledge and identity that will guide them in making positive life choices. Parents can help by:

  • Encouraging a positive attitude toward Jewish study and prayer.
  • Participating in Jewish experiences at synagogue by engaging in holiday celebrations and prayer services.
  • Incorporate Jewish practices and beliefs into their everyday lives at home.
  • Continuing to study as adults to show Judaism is a life-long pursuit.
  • Embracing Reform ethical beliefs and spiritual growth priorities in the family.
  • Communicating with school staff when you have questions, concerns or suggestions.
  • Contributing to the resources of the Religious School by volunteering and performing acts of tzedakah.

It is our desire that through participation in the Temple Adas Shalom Adolph Nord Religious School program, our students and their families will be drawn closer to The Temple and become more deeply involved in its many and varied activities.

Forms & Downloads

(Click on any item to view/print/download. All the below documents are in a single file (576k)

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:

  • Radio: Announcements will be made on WBAL radio (1090AM).
  • 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 3:30pm Wednesday an email notification will be sent.
  • Website: will be updated to reflect any cancellation by 7:30am Sunday and by 3:30pm Wednesday

More About Our Principal

Jennifer Bober is the Adolph Nord Religious School Principal.  She is a graduate of the religious school program and has taught first, second, and third grades in the school over the past 15 years.  Her husband David teaches 8th and 9th graders, and her son Ethan also attends.  Prior to becoming principal, Jennifer was a former member and chair of the Preschool Committee.  She is currently on the Religious School Committee.  Jennifer graduated from Mary Washington College with a B.A. in psychology and graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law.  She lives in Havre de Grace with her husband David, son Ethan, and her English Springer Spaniel Scout.

You can contact the Principal here.

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.

Click here to view all available audio files