TCS’s Innovative Educational Model

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SULAM / Gesher Registration for 2020-2021 / 5781
Register for Temple Chayai Shalom’s Religious Education program grades K-7
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TCS’s innovative educational model, called “SULAM”, was first implemented in the fall of 2011. SULAM is the Hebrew word for “ladder,” and we chose it as an acronym for: Source for Understanding, Learning, And Meaning.

SULAM is the result of an exhaustive study analyzing the community’s needs, learning about various educational models, and imagining possibilities.



TCS’ SULAM strives to provide dynamic, creative and inspirational offerings which empower learners of various ages, abilities and learning styles, to expand their minds and develop close relationships to our traditions, Jewish wisdom, the community, and Israel.

We take pride in our innovative approach to Jewish learning featuring: Project Based Learning, experiential learning, school-wide programs and family learning programs.  


We provide a complete spectrum of Jewish educational areas
to fit the needs of students of all ages.

2019-2020 School Year Registration

2019-2020 School Year Registration

Sarit T. Ferreira Director of Education

Born and raised in Israel, Sarit Ferreira’s family moved between Dimona, a little town in the Negev Desert, to Kibbutz Ginosar (which her grandparents founded) on the shore of Lake Kineret (also known as “Lake of Galilee”). As required of all Israeli citizens, she served in the IDF after graduating from High School as an aerial photos analyst in an Air-Force Intelligence unit. When her service was complete, Sarit moved to Massachusetts to pursue a college degree in education with a second major in art with a crafts concentration.  Read More…


Passport to


The Combined Jewish Philanthropies Passport to Israel Program is a special savings plan that helps fund a peer Israel experience during the later high school and early college years. Visiting Israel is a wonderful opportunity to connect Jewish learning and develop lifelong ties with the land and the people of Israel. The Passport to Israel Program offers families the opportunity to partner with TCS and the Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) to help make an Israel experience affordable. 

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