Congregation Solel is dedicated to preparing the children of our congregation to participate fully and meaningfully in Jewish life. Lev Learning, the heart of Learning, is our Jewish religious school experience. Our classrooms foster sacred community, as well as a respect and love of Judaism, its history, traditions, and values. We work with students to understand how these values relate to our current world and their lives, with a focus on student connection, engagement, and enjoyment.

Our students are active participants in Jewish prayer, learning to decode Hebrew, and finding meaning in our ancient liturgy, often through music or art. Project-based learning and responsive classroom techniques are used in our classrooms to encourage depth of learning.  Most importantly, we aim to create an environment within Lev where students are engaged and happy learners, and want to continue their Jewish learning beyond their school years.

Read a letter from Ashley Plotnick, our Director of Congregational Learning, further discussing the core values of Lev Learning as a learning community.

Lev Learning Schedule

Parent Tot Class: Sunday mornings, once a month from 10:15am-11:30am
Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd Grade: Sunday mornings, 9:45 am-12:00 pm
3rd – 6th Grade: Sunday mornings, 9:45 am-12:00 pm and Tuesday afternoons, 4:15-5:45 pm
7th Grade: Tuesday afternoons, 4:15-5:45 pm, twice per month (including monthly dinners with Rabbi Moffic and Rabbi Serotta)
8th – 10th Grade: Sunday afternoons, 12:15-2:00 pm, twice per month (lunch included) and monthly dinners with Rabbi Moffic and Rabbi Serotta for 10th grade.  10th grade confirmation students can also participate in a weekend trip with our clergy to New York City or Washington D.C.
11th and 12th grade meet monthly for dinner with our clergy and are also welcome to continue in the bi-monthly Sunday afternoon program.

Lev Learning Calendar

2019-2020 calendar coming soon!

Register for Lev Learning here:

2019-2020 Registration, click here

Jewish Montessori Experience:

Click here to learn how we are partnering with the Highland Park Montessori to provide a unique opportunity for pre-school students!

Contact Us

Director of Congregational Learning, Ashley Plotnick
Learn more about Ashley
Director of Youth Engagement, Michael Schneider
Learn more about Michael
Phone: (847) 433-3417
Email Ashley, Email Michael

Madrichim (Teen Teaching Assistants)

To learn more about the program, please read this job description.

Youth Group

Find out more about upcoming Youth Group Events

Children’s Choir & Guitar Club

Students of all ages can be part of our children’s choir led by Todd Kessler and our guitar club, led by Cantor Jay.

College Connection

Find out more about our college outreach program the College Connection

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