Religious School

Welcome to the Mispallelim Religious School

At Ohev Shalom’s Mispallelim religious school, we seek to help our students build Jewish knowledge, as well as a sense of Jewish community and identity.  As a staff, we continue to seek new ways in which to help our students have spiritually authentic Jewish experiences and to ask meaningful Jewish questions at every developmental stage. We believe that, beyond passively “receiving” a Jewish education, students and families have the exciting task of actively constructing their own Jewish identities, as they encounter inspiring ideas, surprising experiences and caring role models. We aspire to give our families the tools to do that work in a way that engages the whole person – heart, intellect, body/senses, and spirit.

We also believe that membership should not determine a child’s access to a Jewish education.  Families are welcome to enroll their children in our school as non-members up to 2nd grade, and financial assistance is available upon request.

Mispallelim in the coming year

Mispallelim Meets on the following days:

  • Kindergarten (Gan) through 7th Grade (Kitah Zayin) meet Sundays 9:00 AM-12:15 PM
  • Our Early Learning (pre-school) group meets every other Sunday, from 9:00 AM-10:30 AM
  • In addition to our Sunday learning time, 3rd Grade (Kitah Gimmel) through 7th Grade (Kitah Zayin) also meet Wednesdays 4:15 PM-6:15 PM

Sample Schedule:

Wednesdays                                                                              Sundays                         

4:15-6:15 PM: Tefilah prayer                                    9:00-9:20 AM: Opening Aspepha

4:30-5:15 PM: Hebrew Learning Classes               9:20-10:45 AM: Classes

5:15-5:30 PM: BREAK                                                  10:45-11:00 AM: BREAK & SNACK

5:30-6:15 PM: Electives                                              11:00-12:00 PM: Classes

6:15 PM: Dismissal                                                      12:00-12:15 PM: Closing Aspeha

                                                                                       12:15 PM: Dismissal

Allison Rovensky, Education Director

 Allison has been with our Hebrew School since 2015 as the 4th and 5th grade teacher, and in the past year has taken on the role of Education Director of our Mispallelim Religious School.  Read more about Allison

Parent Involvement

We see education, especially Jewish education, as a partnership between the school and the family.  Built into the year are opportunities for parent volunteering and family learning-we encourage all families to get involved as they are able.

The School Committee is composed of a Board chair, teacher representative, and parent volunteers.  They meet once a month (usually Sunday afternoons in person or Monday evenings virtually) to guide the direction of the school. Interested in joining? Please contact

Have questions about our school?

Want to see it in action and meet Allison Rovensky, our Education Director? Call her at 610-874-1465 x109 or e-mail her at