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Talmud Torah


Young people in our Sephardic Roots Talmud Torah program acquire a deep sense of love for Sephardic traditions, as well as for the eternal values of Torah, by which we strive to live our lives. Children from ages 5 to 15 develop strong connection to the unique heritage of their families, to their fellow Jews, and to the State of Israel. The sessions, combining focused study and fun activity, convey Judaism's importance and relevance to modern life. Children are fortified by the narrative of our past and future, and strengthen their pride in their Jewish identity.

Sephardic Roots Talmud Torah provides an excellent stimulus for a young person’s Bar and Bat Mitzvah preparation. For older students who have passed beyond that ritual, our classes are designed to sustain and deepen their interest in Sephardic culture and learning.

Parents from Ashkenazi backgrounds who hesitate to enroll their children, believing, perhaps, that the classes are too narrowly centered on Sephardic customs and interpretations, should have no fear! MDSC members with Ashkenazi roots have praised the sessions for the way in which they have inspired in their children love of Judaism with all its breadth and diversity.   

Classes are for boys and girls 5-15. The Talmud Torah curriculum includes:

  • Learning Sephardic melodies for prayer on Shabbat and holidays
  • Reading the Torah and Haftara with Sephardic ta'amim
  • Celebrating Jewish holidays and understanding essential Jewish values
  • Exploring Torah commentaries from various sources
  • Designing and undertaking tzedakah projects

 For questions about our program, please contact the office at 301-770-6818 or  

Wed, January 19 2022 17 Shevat 5782