Youth Education Programs at Shaarie Torah

Welcome to 2021-2022! We are so excited to announce our plans for in-person along with virtual enrichment learning options this year. As we navigated through the challenges of 2020, one of the things we realized was how much we craved being together! We also recognized the many advantages of online learning. 

This year, Congregation Shaarie Torah Religious School will combine the best of in- person and online education to create fun, joyful, and personally meaningful Jewish learning experiences for youth as we mine the treasures of our heritage. We’ll be gathering together at Shaarie Torah on Sunday mornings and on some Shabbats, as well as offering a variety of Zoom enrichment options during the week. Check out this year’s calendar here (recently updated). Want more information? Contact Dr. Sharon Pollin at

If you are a returning family and are registering your child for Religious School, please click here or use the button below. If you are a new family and are interested in finding out more about registering your child for our Religious School programs, please email our Education Director, Sharon Pollin at

Meet Sharon Pollin, Education Director at Shaarie Torah

Sharon Pollin is an experienced and highly skilled educator whose educational philosophy places learners at the center. She believes that students learn best, and the community thrives when school, families, and community join together.
Dr. Pollin has earned a B.A. in elementary education, M.S. in educational supervision and administration, studied Jewish text at Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, and possesses Doctoral Certification in Jewish Education Leadership, and earned her Doctorate in Education Leadership. Dr. Pollin successfully led the revitalization of the Jewish Community Day School in New Orleans, where she most recently served as Head of School.

Dr. Pollin is a collaborative and reflective educator whose work is consistently informed by best practice. She has a deep love of Judaism and for Congregation Shaarie Torah, and is devoted to ensuring a warm, joyful learning experience for all. Sharon believes the current circumstances provide an opportunity to reimagine what a vital, meaningful, engaging 21st-century Jewish education can be, and is excited to be a part of the shul’s visioning work to ensure its future. She is delighted to come home to Shaarie Torah. To get in touch with Sharon please email her at

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