Jewish Learning Center (JLC)

Our religious education revolves around the Five Core Values of our temple: Torah (study), Avodah (prayer and spiritual practice), G’milut Chasadim (acts of loving kindness), Community (creating and nurturing friendships and comfort zones within the temple), and Israel (the State and peoplehood).

These core values are reflected in every one of our educational programs each day that our students come together to learn and to grow.

Our Jewish Learning Center (JLC) is an innovative and deepened approach to Judaic and Hebrew studies.  Using the entire temple campus as an important tool to creating enriching and meaningful study for our students ages kindergarten through 12th grade, a new and exciting curriculum has emerged. Read this great article that was just posted about our JLC in the Deerfield Review!


Our curriculum embodies the temple’s Five Core Values and the Five Foundations of Jewish Learning as developed by Rabbi Karyn Kedar.

Our Five Core Values are:
Torah (Jewish learning)
Avodah (meaningful worship and spiritual practice)
G’milut Chasadim (acts of loving kindness)
Kehillah (community)

Read more about our Five Core Values >>

The Five Foundations of Jewish Learning are:
Transactional Learning
Transformational Learning
Ethical Living
Joy and Delight

Read more about the Five Foundations of Jewish Learning >>


Every lesson and every activity experienced by our students will be based on these Values and Foundations.  The integrated Judaic/Hebrew curriculum deepens these experiences. The learning environment reflects the way our students learn today, and includes individualized learning, independent study, and community learning.

Please feel free to contact Missy Bell, Director of Education, with any questions at 847-940-7575.