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Religious School

Jewish Learning at Congregation Beth El

Congregation Beth El creates a positive and interactive learning environment for all children and teens that nurtures and develops Jewish identity and community, and builds a foundation of Jewish ideals based on values, history, and prayerful experiences.

We belong to The Goldring / Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) that promotes Judaism and our heritage through innovative programs and shared resources. We take part in their education program that consists of a summer conference, the curriculum, and community visits.  Click to read more about the ISJL curriculum.

Hebrew
Hebrew at Congregation Beth El focuses on learning traditional prayers and ceremonies. Our learners focus on blessings, the Friday night and Shabbat morning worship services. The study of the Torah Service and the meaning and relationship we have to Torah are another integral part to this curriculum. Every effort is made to individualize instructions.
Hebrew learning is incorporated into the Sunday daily lessons for grades K – 6. There’s also weekly T’fillah (prayer) on Sunday mornings.
In addition to Sunday classes, children in grades 4 through 7 have Hebrew instruction for 1 ½ hours on Wednesday evenings. The learning is also enriched with music twice a month and Jewish holiday celebrations.

Mitzvah Projects
Classes learn the Judaic concepts and values for each mitzvah and choose activities focusing on their particular mitzvah on our Mitzvah Day in the spring.

Special Jewish Holiday Celebrations
In honor of our Jewish holidays, festive, interactive, and learning activities will take place for our students, faculty and families during learning time on Sundays and or Wednesdays.

Community Building
Grade level Shabbat services, Sunday morning pancake breakfasts, and family learning provide opportunities to connect to our Jewish community. ISJL also sends an Education Fellow who visits three times a year for a weekend full of engaging, original programs.

Mon, June 18 2018 5 Tammuz 5778