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Our cultural Sunday school has programming for children from pre-k through 12th grade. Students learn Jewish history, traditions, holidays, and values while having fun and making new friends. Our curriculum teaches young people social action through the Jewish lens of Tikkun Olam—repairing the world.


Our Sunday School runs from September through May, 10:00am - 12:30pm at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Northwest Philadelphia. We have weekly classes for Kindergarten through 9th grade.


Folkshul graduates in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade serve as paid classroom assistants. Our monthly Sunday Funday Program is a great way to introduce pre-schoolers to Folkshul.

Sunday, September 11th - FIRST DAY OF CLASSES! 

  • In-Person Registration

  • Whole Community Meeting

Monday, September 26th - Rosh Hashanah Observance

Sunday, October 2nd - Classes meet for Tashlich

Wednesday, October 5th - Yom Kippur Observance

Saturday, October 8th - Sukkot Campout grades 9 - 12

Sunday, October 9th - Sukkot

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Educational Philosophy 

The primary goal of Folkshul is to foster Jewish identity through learning about the ideas, values, ethics, activities, traditions and celebrations of secular humanistic Jews. We do this by providing opportunities for students to practice what they learn through personal interactions, acts of service, and life cycle ceremonies. Our students learn to describe what it means to be Jewish, and what it means to be a Secular Humanistic Jew.

Secular Humanistic Jewish values include: love of learning, ethical action, Tzedakah, social justice, respect for life, personal responsibility for our actions, freedom, universalism, pluralism, the progress of humankind, a sense of Jewish history and community, and a rational, human-centered basis for thought and action.

Folkshul is a place of joy. Our Sunday school uses visual art, music dance, and experiential learning to make learning process fun and engaging. In addition to classroom learning there are trips, daily recess, and community building activities. 


Classes encourage critical thinking, teaching children to examine and evaluate ideas. Ethical action begins in the classroom--the actions and behavior of the teacher and students embody the meaning of Secular Humanistic Judaism.

We celebrate Jewish literature and arts as important parts of our heritage and as ways to express our Jewish identity. We study religious texts with a critical eye as part of our history and culture.

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