Congregation Shalom seeks tutors | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

Congregation Shalom seeks tutors

Congregation Shalom is in need of volunteer tutors.

The synagogue partners with Our Next Generation to tutor inner city children at the shul.

Students arrive at Shalom between 4:20 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoons during the school year. The shul tutors them until about 5:15 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. Tutoring involves helping with their assigned homework, reading with them and various other activities. The students generally range in age from 3rd-6th grade.

At Congregation Shalom, each student is paired with the same tutor.

Have a math phobia? No worries, the synagogue has volunteers who are available to assist other tutors with math.

Generally, tutors are paired with the same student throughout the year, which allows relationships to develop. Many of the students are Muslim, and many of their parents were refugees from Somalia.

If you’d like to be part of this program contact Debbie Eder at or 414-699-9545, or contact Jen Gilbert at or 414-614-7064.

You can also arrange a time to watch the program in action, if you’d like to do that prior to committing.