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7360 Bayview Avenue, Thornhill, ON | 905-889-2252 |

Religious Education

We Connect, Engage and Inspire at Temple Har Zion’s schools
through these guiding principles

Community and building connections are what THZ religious school is all about. We provide opportunities to connect with our Har Zion community, our partners in the GTA and with Israel.

Foundations of Reform Judaism
We preserve tradition, embrace inclusivity, celebrate diversity, and affirm beliefs in a common heritage making Reform Judaism relevant in our daily lives. We provide a warm, welcoming and friendly environment for all types of learners and their families. 

Experiential curriculum
Meaningful learning experiences help our students grow and see the relevance of Judaism in their lives. Experiential learning includes music, cooking, family programming and active and engaging lessons.

Meaningful Hebrew engagement

T’filah (Prayer), Hebrew Through Movement, Self-paced Hebrew reading, games, music, B’nai Mitzvah preparation and small group sessions are all part of our dynamic and engaging Hebrew program that starts in JK-Grade 7.


Celebrating together

We celebrate each stage of your child’s learning journey and achievements. We come together to celebrate the Jewish festivals and holidays throughout the year as a community. 


Beit Midrash

Junior Kindergarten through Grade 6


Sundays, 9:30am to 12:30pm


  • Experiencing Hebrew begins in Kindergarten with our Hebrew Through Movement program
  • Cooking Jewishly program with a professional baker
  • Community T'filah (prayers) with Rabbi Weiss and Cantor Littman in a visual and musical setting
  • Music: Joyous and fun weekly song sessions
  • Madrichim Teen program: Students in Grades 7+ assist in our classrooms, lead lessons and create special all-school events, and earn valuable high school community service hours
  • ShinShinim: Each year we welcome an Israeli teen to become part of our Temple family, to bring Israel to our students and congregation
  • Lilmod B'Yachad: Learning Together family programming
Click here to view Beit Midrash calendar

Beit Noar

Grades 7 – 9 

  • Grades 7-8: a year of Mitzvah and Menchlichkeit exploring Judaism through creative experiences, our shared Jewish History and Jewish holidays throughout the year
  • Hebrew learning doesn't end at Beit Ivrit! Grade 7s hone their prayer reading skills and Grade 8s are introduced to conversational Hebrew
  • Tallit Project: workshop for our Grade 7 class and their parents where each student will create their own unique tallit and learn to tie tzitzit in time for their B'nai Mitzvah
  • A fall weekend retreat

  Grade 9: A brand new weekly program!

  • Trip to Cincinnati
  • Learning with leaders in our community
  • Cantor Littman's "Resilience of the Soul" program monthly
  • And ...
  • Jewish Movie Fest
  • Cooking with Marnee
  • guest speakers and field trips

are just some of the highlights of this program focused on living Jewishly as a young adult

  Mondays, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Click here to view Beit Noar calendar

Click here to view Grade 9 calendar


Grades 3 – 6 Modern Hebrew and prayer skills

  • Individualized reading program to allow each student to learn at a pace that works best for them
  • Weekly Reflective T'filah to learn about the order and meaning of the prayer service, while engaging in prayer during our T'filah sessions
  • Welcome to Modern Hebrew to introduce vocabulary and cursive writing, through short stories, poetry and written activities
  • Hebrew beyond Reading: filled with different paths and activities to experience the joy and challenge of learning our Hebrew language
  • Grade 6 B'nai Mitzvah preparation to learn the life-long skill of chanting trope with Cantor Littman
  Tuesdays, 4:45pm to 6:45pm

Click here to view Beit Ivrit calendar

   Fees and Registration
Tuition and fees are spread out over convenient monthly payments to June 2023. Tuition is tax deductible and receipts will be issued in February 2023.

Financial assistance is available for families in need through UJA Community Scholarships.

School Registration 2022-23

Please be in touch with Judy Silver, our Director of Education, if you have any questions. Judy may be reached by email or by phone, 905.889.2252, ext. 104 

Parents' Guide 5783
Everything you need to know about our Religious School.

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Explore 4
Your kids in grades JK-6 can try us out for 4 weekly sessions without further obligation.  

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Sat, April 1 2023 10 Nisan 5783