The Elementary Years

The Elementary Years

Welcome to new wave of Jewish education for children in the elementary years!

At Temple Sinai, we seek to enrich the Jewish lives of our students and build meaningful Jewish connections to family, friends, Temple, the larger Canadian Jewish community and Israel. We nurture a sense of curiosity through learning and celebrate living Jewishly by embracing Jewish values and social justice.

Thanks to the generosity of Bev & Laurie Fein, a roll out of a new, enriched curriculum is planned over the next three years, starting in the fall of 2018-2019 with JK to Grade 3, and including new pilot learning experiences in our Hebrew program. Informed by working with parents, key stakeholders at Temple and experts in the field of Jewish education, we are shaping the future of Jewish learning and engagement for our children

It is an exciting time to be a part of Temple Sinai’s learning community!

Temple Sinai’s School programs are governed by the following though-provoking concepts that will guide all learning interactions for students:

  • How can learning about Jewish peoplehood create meaningful connections to our family and the larger Jewish community, locally and globally?
  • How can learning Hebrew and about Israel create a sense of belonging to the Jewish people?
  • What does it mean to be a Canadian Jew, and how does this inform our sense of social justice and Jewish values?
  • In what ways does inquiry-based learning provide deep, meaningful and value-rich experiences for students and parents?

About Our Jewish Learning Program

Listening to the parents of our school-aged children has played a big part in creating a flexible and enriched  school program. From kindergarten to Grade 6, we hope to inspire our student’s commitment to Reform Judaism through creative, critical thinking and interactive educational programming.

Religious School Policies

Temple Sinai's 2018 Staycation

Our Jewish Learning Program takes place on Sunday mornings from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. from mid-September to May for JK to Grade 6.

For more information please contact Carrie Swartz, Director of Congregational learning.


Carrie A. Swartz,

Director of Congregational Learning

Ilana Mansharov
Ilana Mansharov,

Coordinator, Camp and School Programs

BobbieLynn Brass
BobbieLynn Brass

Administrative Assistant

What our youth says . . .