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Powell Religious School Organization (PRSO)

PRSO is a hardworking, enthusiastic, committed group of parents who work to ensure that our children’s education is enhanced by field trips, model seders, holiday celebrations, Shabbat dinners, family education programs and special events. In addition, the fundraising done by PRSO provides the school with technology, equipment and resources that we would otherwise need to do without. The success of our religious school is dependent upon this help and the spirit of partnership between school and parents. 

School Advisory Team Mission


The School Team consists of Jewish members of the Congregation and is charged with considering and recommending to the Board, for its approval, policies concerning the organization and operation of the religious school, and to make all rules and regulations necessary for the operation of the religious school and, in conjunction with the Rabbi and Education Director, to administer the operation of the religious school.  The School Advisory Team meets once per month on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM.

The School Advisory Team also oversees the activities of the Powell Religious School and supports, through volunteerism, the activities of the Powell Religious School.  

The School Advisory Team is an active committee and is made up of Congregants who are concerned for the well being of the children in the school as well as their Jewish Education.  Members of the School Team have children which represent each division of the school, from Sunday School, Hebrew School, and Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Confirmation.  In addition, we welcome members without children, recognizing that the Religious School is a part of the larger Temple community and that its success is necessary to ensure the future and continuity of Judaism.  School Advisory Team members are encouraged to talk with other congregants about the religious school, to bring constructive feedback to the committee.

Each year the School Team reviews the School Curriculum, Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Confirmation program, school policies, and issues raised by parents and teachers.  As an example of some of the policies instituted in the past two years, we have reviewed and revised the security policies, instituted a cell phone policy, and developed alternative structures for Hebrew instruction.  School Team meetings consist of a review of the previous month’s minutes, a Torah study presented by Sharon Forman-Toll, a School report, Rabbi’s report, Treasurer’s report and SAT’s Chair report.  Each meeting follows an agenda and new business is added each week.  Some of the activities of the School Team include planning for holiday events, coordinating fund raising activities and determining proper allocation of those funds to meet school needs.

Leadership would like to thank the School Advisory Team members, parent room volunteers and all our parents and congregants who support the school by volunteering their time and contributing to our fundraisers.

Tue, July 16 2024 10 Tammuz 5784