The Jewish Chronicle heralds the joining of our religious school with Beth Shalom as the #1 story of 2012!
The Year 2012 brought an unprecedented collaboration between the religious schools of Conservative Congregation Beth Shalom, and Rodef Shalom, a Reform congregation.
The advent of J-JEP (Joint Jewish Education Program) in which religious school students in grades kindergarten through seven from both congregations join together for learning, was the answer to declining numbers in classrooms in both programs. This alliance – reaching across denominations – may serve as an example of pooling community resources for a common good that other Jewish institutions in the city may emulate, making it number one of the Chronicle’s top 10 stories of 2012.
Toby Tabachinick. "Our Top 10." The Jewish chronicle [Pittsburgh, PA] December 27, 2012, Vol. 56, No. 33, Page 1.