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Mosad Shalom Religious School

Shalom! Welcome to MOSAD SHALOM,
your home for Jewish learning!


Registration for the 2019-2020 School Year is Open
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We are an innovative learning community dedicated to developing Jews who value mitzvot, traditions, Hebrew, and a love of Israel in an accepting environment. 

Meet our faculty and staff!

Our Amudei Mosad Shalom act as our GUIDING PRINCIPLES in educating the whole child.

The Pillars of Mosad Shalom: Respect, Kindness, Community, and Hard Work

We use these middot (or values) in very real ways throughout the whole school. Students are encouraged to embody these middot and are celebrated when they do. 

Serving students in grades K-12, Mosad Shalom Religious School is a welcoming, high-energy, experiential, and inclusive program that supports each child on their Jewish journey as lifelong learners. Our renowned teachers provide a positive and exciting environment that promotes a classroom where learning is fun and being Jewish is cool. As a comprehensive program, Mosad Shalom works in partnership with families to create a holistic learning experience so that each student gains a strong Jewish education rooted in KNOWLEDGE, TRADITION, and SKILLS!

Our Curriculum Inspires:

  • A life guided by Jewish values and standards.
  • A loyalty and connectedness to the Jewish community and people.
  • A love of Israel
  • A lasting pride and joy in being Jewish.
  • A place of security and love within our Temple Adat Shalom family.
  • Strong and lasting relationships with clergy, teachers, and friends.


The first years at Mosad Shalom are aimed at making our students feel at home in their Temple and excited about their Judaism. They explore the Jewish holidays, rituals, and Torah stories, as well as participate in music, art projects and services with the entire school community. Beginning in 3rd grade, and continuing through 6th, students begin studying Hebrew language as well as Jewish texts, history, and culture in greater depth. We also begin teaching modern Hebrew as a living language. There are numerous programs that engage the whole family throughout the year including  FAMILY SHABBATS and FAMILY LEARNING DAYS. 


Bar & Bat Mitzvah

B'nai Mitzvah learn along with their families. Special projects and activities augment the mastery of the Shabbat morning liturgy, trope for Haftarah and Torah, and the study of the weekly parasha. Students are inspired to be civically responsible Jewish leaders. They meet regularly with the RABBI to discuss the meaning of becoming B'nai Mitzvah, they participate in Mitzvah projects, work on speaking Hebrew as a living language, and fully engage in activities that provide meaning behind their monumental achievement. Each step of the way, students' leadership is fostered and their Jewish identity is cultivated. From understanding how to tie tzit tzit, to spending an evening in the Sukkah, by the time each student is ready to become B'Nai Mitzvah, they are well prepared to thrive on the bima and be recognized as Jewish leaders. 

High School

The post B'nai Mitzvah program at Mosad Shalom is designed to help our students prepare for critical choices, today and as Jewish adults, by studying Jewish ethical and religious values. The Upper Grades program provides a more sophisticated and diverse approach to Jewish knowledge, values, culture, and enrichment. Tuesday Night Live (TNL) or Sunday Noon Live (SNL) offer 7-12th graders a new way to experience seriously fun learning. On both days, students are provided DINNER and socializing with their friends before engaging in study. 

8th Grade curriculum centers around comprehending the Holocaust, and Rabbi Castiglione takes them on a Jewish Heritage Trip to Los Angeles.

9th Grade curriculum teaches students conversational Hebrew

10th Grade curriculum works with the Rabbi to prepare students for Confirmation, with a Jewish Heritage Trip to Washington, DC.

11th+12th Grade curriculum encourage students to grapple with controversial issues through a Jewish lens. The Senior Class Jewish Heritage Trip takes students to New York.

Learn more about enrolling your child in Mosad Shalom Religious School by contacting Director of Education, Dennis Masur, at or call 858.451.1200.

Fri, July 19 2019 16 Tammuz 5779