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Hebrew Educational Religious school

The Religious School at the Hebrew Educational Alliance is a vibrant and dynamic community, committed to immersing students and families in an exploration of Judaism, building a solid foundation of Jewish knowledge and practice, social action, and guiding students on Jewish journeys as they shape their own individual Jewish identities.

K - 1st Grade: Sun 9:00 am - Noon
2nd - 7th Grade Jewish Studies (Holidays, History and Heritage): Sun 9:00 am - Noon
2nd - 6th Grade Prayerbook Hebrew Reading: Wed 4:30 - 6:30 pm
8th, 9th & 10th grades meet approximately twice each month (every other week) on Thursdays for Nosh & Drash—dinner and classes—from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Registration & Info

  • HEA Religious School Registration
  • Youth and Education Information Form
  • Pretzel Sign up
  • Billing Information for Members
  • Billing Information for Non-Members
  • Kindergarten Information
  • Curriculum and Goals
  • Religious School Calendar (At-a-Glance)
  • Religious School Calendar (iCal)

  • Contact Us

    Rabbi Amanda Schwartz
    Director of Education
    Phone: (303) 758-7100
    Anna Szentivanyi
    Religious School Administrator
    Phone: (303) 758-7100

    Announcing our New Director of Education - Rabbi Amanda Schwartz

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of a new director of education for Congregation HEA. With the help of our diligent search committee - comprised of senior staff and religious school parents who volunteered their time - we have found Rabbi Amanda Schwartz, a talented Jewish educator with a passion for creating engaging and innovative Jewish experiences for learners of all ages. We are confident that through the warmth of her personality, her exceptional leadership skills, and her deep knowledge of Torah she will be a fantastic addition to our team of professionals. We look forward to formally welcoming Rabbi Schwartz when she begins in her new role in June. In the meantime, we would like to share with you the following message to the congregation from Rabbi Schwartz.

    Hello! My name is Rabbi Amanda Schwartz and I am very excited to be joining the HEA team as the director of education. I grew up not far from HEA and recently moved back to Denver with my husband, daughter, and dog, after living away from Colorado for many years. I was ordained as a rabbi and received a master's degree in Educational Leadership from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. As a rabbi-educator, I lead through educating and I view all interactions as potential educational opportunities.

    There is a story in the Talmud that explains how one famous rabbi knew that two of his students would also become prominent rabbis from a very young age. Recently, when I was teaching this text, one of the students asked if my rabbi knew when I was a child that I would become a rabbi too. I responded that I sincerely doubted anyone would have suspected I would become a rabbi because up until the age of my Bat Mitzvah I did not enjoy Hebrew school or going to synagogue. Thanks to a relationship with a vibrant rabbinical student during the year leading up to my Bat Mitzvah, my relationship to Judaism was transformed. This one relationship opened the door to many other positive relationships with educators and rabbis and helped me develop a deep passion for Judaism.

    My goal as a rabbi-educator is to lay the foundation of positive Jewish experiences so that my students get a taste of all that Judaism has to offer and become curious Jews. I am so looking forward to getting to know all of you and learning with you!

    Hebrew Educational Alliance | 3600 S Ivanhoe St., Denver, CO 80237