Congregation Solel is dedicated to preparing the children of our congregation to participate fully and meaningfully in Jewish life. Lev, the heart of Solel, 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 as a learning community.

Lev Schedule

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)
8th – 12th Grade: Sunday afternoons, 12:15-2:00 pm, twice per month (lunch included) and monthly dinners with our clergy for 10th grade.  10th grade confirmation students can also participate in a weekend trip with the rabbi to New York City or Washington D.C.

Lev Calendar

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Register for the 2018-2019 school year here.

Contact Us

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

Madrichim (Teen Teaching Assistants)

Sign-up for the 2018-2019 Madrichim program here.
To learn more about the program, please read this job description.

Our Youth Group

Find out more about upcoming Youth Group Events

College Connection

Find out more about our college outreach program the College Connection

Lev This Week

Events for week of June 17, 2018

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Upcoming Events: Lev Learning

Aug 07

Prospective Member Open House

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sep 07

Sharing Shabbat

September 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sep 23

Pre-K – 6th Grade

September 23 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Sep 25

3rd-6th Grade

September 25 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Sep 25

7th Grade

September 25 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Sep 29

Youth Group – Sushi in the Sukkah

September 29 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sep 30

Pre-K – 6th Grade

September 30 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Sep 30

8th-12th Grade

September 30 @ 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Oct 02

3rd-6th Grade

October 2 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Oct 02

7th Grade

October 2 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Oct 05

Sharing Shabbat w/ Consecration for New Students

October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Oct 07

Pre-K – 6th Grade

October 7 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm

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