Education (Pre K-12)

Welcome to Miles L. Roger, Director of Education

Miles L. Roger, RJE is Temple B’nai Shalom’s Director of Education.  Miles is a professional educator who brings his extensive experience, skills and knowledge to Temple B’nai Shalom’s Religious School and Adult Education programs.

Originally from Indiana, Miles comes to Temple B’nai Shalom from Washington Hebrew Congregation in D.C. where he was the Assistant Director of Religious Education.  Washington Hebrew Congregation has an 800-student religious school; Miles twice filled-in for the Director during extended absences.  He has more than eleven years experience as a professional Jewish educator and, in addition, he was an adviser for the Indianapolis Federation of Temple Youth for five years.  Miles holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, Bloomington, Indiana, and a Master of Arts in Jewish Education from Jewish Theological Seminary, Davidson School of Jewish Education, New York, New York.  He is also a certified Reform Jewish Educator (RJE), a certification granted by the Association of Reform Jewish Educators (ARJE), an accomplishment that distinguishes its holders among Jewish educators as having met a high standard of education, experience and competency.  He serves as a member of the ARJE Board.

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Under the leadership of our Director of Education, Temple B’nai Shalom provides an extensive educational program for students from pre-kindergarten through high school beginning with Consecration and continuing through Bar and Bat Mitzvah, Confirmation and Post-Confirmation.

We strive to enrich our children’s Jewish experience and knowledge so as to strengthen their understanding of God, their identification with the Jewish people and their participation in Jewish life.

  • Pre-Kindergarten through Third Grade students attend classes on Sunday mornings.
  • Fourth through Seventh Grade students attend Hebrew School on Tuesday evenings and continue Jewish Studies on Sunday mornings. During the year prior to the Bar/Bat Mitzvah, students participate in a Tuesday evening class and receive individual instruction from our tutor.
  • Eighth and Ninth Grade students attend the YES program Sunday mornings during which they study two different subjects each semester.
  • Tenth Grade students meet for Confirmation Classes on Sundays to explore topics important to them as Jewish teens. The class writes and then leads a beautiful and creative Confirmation Class service at Shavuot.
  • Post-Confirmation students attend class for advanced study on selected Sunday evenings. This two-year program for eleventh and twelfth graders is the fastest growing program in our school.