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A MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

My name is Tracy Cranson, and I am so fortunate to be the Head of the Religious School at TTS. I

have been involved in Jewish education since, well, forever! I was brought up with a Conservative

Jewish education from a Jewish day school, which availed me the opportunity to learn Hebrew,

Torah, and rituals at a very young age, giving me a solid foundation for an eventual career in Jewish

education. In my role as Head of School, I oversee the curriculum and assure that our students are

getting the best support for their individual needs. I currently teach our 6th and 7th grade students,

and I have the honor of tutoring our B’nai Mitzvah students. In the “real world,” I practice civil

litigation, and I am the proud mother of a 15 year old son, Jacob. My heart and soul feed on Judaism,

and I am grateful for the chance to share that with our TTS students, families, and congregation. 

 

The Religious School at Temple Tiferet Shalom offers classes for students beginning in kindergarten up through Confirmation in tenth grade. Our school is a vibrant place for learning about and fostering a love of Judaism. 

Under the supervision of our staff, graduates of our school not only assist in the classroom, but also act as Hebrew reading tutors and work one-on-one with students.

OUR TEACHERS:

Kindergarten/First Grade - Jenny Pierce

Second Grade - Sally Gordon

Third Grade -  Bari Johnson and Jenny Pierce

Fourth Grade - Bari Johnson and Jenny Pierce

Fifth Grade - Talya Paul

Sixth Grade - Tracy Cranson

Seventh Grade - Sally Gordon

J School (Grades 8, 9 and 10) - Rabbi Evan and Tracy Cranson

Tracy Cranson

K-7th Grade Religious School & J School (Grades 8-10) Calendar
K-7th Shabbat Morning Class Led Services
2023-2024

September

10 Sunday: K-6th grade - FIRST DAY

14 Thursday: 3rd -7th grade

17 Sunday:  NO SCHOOL – Rosh Hashanna

21 Thursday: 3rd -7th grade

24 Sunday:  NO SCHOOL– Kol Nidre/Yom Kippur Eve

28 Thursday: 3rd -7th grade

October

1 Sunday: K-6th grade

4 Wednesday: J School - 1st trimester

5 Thursday: 3rd -7th grade

7 Saturday: K-7th – Shabbat RS Leading

8 Sunday: No School

11 Wednesday: J School - 1st trimester

12 Thursday: 3rd -7th grade

15 Sunday: K-6th grade  

18 Wednesday: J School - 1st trimester 

19 Thursday: 3rd -7th grade

22 Sunday: K-6th grade

25 Wednesday: J School - 1st trimester

26 Thursday: 3-7th grade

29 Sunday: K-6th grade

November

 

1 Wednesday: J School - 1st trimester

2 Thursday:  3-7th grade

4 Saturday: K-7th – Shabbat RS Leading

5 Sunday: NO SCHOOL

8 Wednesday: J School - 1st trimester

9 Thursday: 3-7th grade

12 Sunday:  NO SCHOOL – Veteran’s Day

16 Thursday:  3-7th grade

19 Sunday: K-6th grade

23 Thursday: NO SCHOOL -THANKSGIVING

26 Sunday: NO SCHOOL – THANKSGIVING

30 Thursday: 3-7th grade

 

December

2 Saturday: K-7th – Shabbat RS leading

3 Sunday: NO SCHOOL

7 Thursday:  3-7th grade

10 Sunday:  K-6th grade

14 Thursday:  3-7th grade

17 Sunday:  K-6th grade

21 Thursday:  3-7th grade

24 Sunday:  NO SCHOOL - VACATION

28 Thursday: NO SCHOOL – VACATION

31 Sunday: NO SCHOOL - VACATION

January

4 Thursday:  3-7th grade

6 Saturday: K-7th – Shabbat RS Leading

7 Sunday: NO SCHOOL

10 Wednesday: J School - 2nd trimester

11 Thursday:  3-7th grade

14 Sunday:  NO SCHOOL – MLK WEEKEND

17 Wednesday: J School - 2nd trimester

19 Thursday:  3-7th grade

21 Sunday:  K-6th grade

24 Wednesday: J School - 2nd trimester

25 Thursday: 3-7th grade

28 Sunday: K-6th grade

31 Wednesday: J School - 2nd trimester

February

1 Thursday:  3-7th grade

3 Saturday: K-7th – Shabbat RS Leading

4 Sunday: NO SCHOOL

7 Wednesday: J School - 2nd trimester

8 Thursday: 3-7th grade

11 Sunday:  K-6th grade

14 Wednesday: J School - 2nd trimester

15 Thursday:  3-7th grade

18 Sunday:  NO SCHOOL - VACATION

22 Thursday:  NO SCHOOL - VACATION

25 Sunday: NO SCHOOL – VACATION

29 Thursday:  3-7th grade

March

2 Saturday: K-7th – Shabbat RS Leading

3 Sunday: NO SCHOOL

7 Thursday:  3-7th grade

10 Sunday: K-6th grade

14 Thursday:  3-7th grade

17 Sunday: K-6th grade

21 Thursday: 3-7th grades

24 Sunday:  K-6th grade 

28 Thursday:  3-7th grade

31 Sunday: K-6th grade

April

4 Thursday: 3-7th grade

6 Saturday: K-7th – Shabbat RS Leading

7 Sunday: NO SCHOOL

11 Thursday:  3-7th grade  

14 Sunday:  NO SCHOOL - VACATION

18 Thursday: NO SCHOOL - VACATION

21 Sunday:  N0 SCHOOL - VACATION

25 Thursday: 3-7th grade

28 Sunday: K-6th grades

May

Wednesday: J School - 3rd trimester

2 Thursday: 3-7th grade

4 Saturday: K-7th – Shabbat RS Session 

5 Sunday: NO SCHOOL

9 Thursday: 3-7th grade

12 Sunday: K-6th grade

15 Wednesday: J School - 3rd trimester

16 Thursday: 3-7th grade

19 Sunday: K-6th grade – LAST DAY

22 Wednesday: J School - 3rd trimester

29 Wednesday : J School - 3rd trimester

 

June

 

5 Wednesday: J School – third trimester: 

 

** Dates are subject to change

Students in Grades K-2nd meet on Sundays from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. except those weekends where the school meets on Saturday mornings; no Sunday class that same weekend.

Students in Grades 3-6th meet Sundays from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. except those weekends where the school meets on Saturday mornings; no Sunday class that same weekend.

Students in Grades 3-7th (7th grade is returning to Thursdays!) - meet Thursdays from 3:30 p.m.– 5:30 p.m. The 7th grade students and families are encouraged to attend the Saturday morning Shabbat sessions (great for B’nai Mitzvah year!!!) 

 

Students in Grade 8-10th grades, our J-School students, have a trimester approach this year – see calendar for sessions; Students must choose at least 2 out of 3 trimesters to complete the annual requirement.  Dates for Trimesters are above.  Sessions are from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and include dinner.    

If your child/ren are going to be absent or tardy by more than 10 minutes, please text or call Tracy Cranson, the Religious School Head, at 978-804-6189 or email tracycranson@comcast.net.  

Similarly, if you need an early dismissal, please let the Religious School Head know by text/call/email so this can be facilitated.  Students will be escorted out to the car so that no adult need come into the building.  

The Religious School follows the Peabody school system for weather cancellations for in person attendance.  In the event of weather cancellation, we will offer virtual platform and zoom links will be provided via email before the session begins.  We will also send a broadcast email to all families confirming the same.

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