My name is Tracy Cranson.  I am so fortunate to be the Head of our wonderful Religious School. 

I have been the leader of this exciting team for several years and in that time we have been able to provide

an enthusiastic and safe environment for the students as they learn Hebrew reading, lessons from the Torah,

the history of Israel, Judaism appreciation and most importantly, Jewish values.  Our goal is to prepare

our students to be knowledgeable, charitable and proud members of our faith.  I am also the

6th grade teacher and the B'nai Mitzvah tutor for our Temple.  Through these roles I have the opportunity

to get to know our families and study with the students which I find the most rewarding of all. 

Come join our Temple "mishpacha" - family!




The Religious School at Temple Tiferet Shalom offers classes for students beginning in Kindergarten up through 10th grade Confirmation.  With over 100 students, our school is a vibrant place for learning about and fostering a love of Judaism. 


Kindergarten-7th Grade

Kindergarten/First Grade - Rebecca Alpert

Second Grade - Sally Gordon

Third Grade - Bari Johnson

Fourth Grade - Jennifer Pierce and Talya Paul

Fifth Grade - Beverly Shuman

Sixth Grade - Tracy Cranson

Seventh Grade - Andrew Allen

Graduates of our school not only assist in the classroom but act as 

Hebrew reading tutors and work one on one with students, under the 

supervision of our staff

Pre-Confirmation (Grades 8-9)

Alyssa Pessaroff Kischel

Confirmation (Grade 10)

Rabbi David Kudan

L-R: Jenny Pierce, Andrew Allen, Beverly Shuman, Tracy Cranson, Rebecca Alpert, Sally Gordon, Bari Johnson, Talya Paul, Barbara Smidt

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K-7 Religious School Calendar 2019 - 2020 (5780)

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