Building a strong foundation through education, Beth El offers a comprehensive religious school program, which instills in young people a respect and love of God, Torah and the values inherent in Jewish traditions.
Children are not only educated in the classroom, they are also encouraged to participate in Friday night, Saturday morning, Junior Congregation and Beginner’s Junior Congregation services.
Torah for Tots
Torah for Tots is an exciting and creative pre-Hebrew School program for children from the ages of 3 1/2 to 5 years old, which is offered during the normal secular school year, twice a month for 1 1/2 hours on Sunday mornings. Children of both members and non-synagogue members may attend these classes, which feature Jewish coloring pages, Jewish stories, information about Jewish holidays and learning Hebrew letters, together with other fun activities, such as a child-friendly Tashlich and a trip to our sukkah.
Beth El also offers Tot Shabbat for young children through kindergarten and their parents, which takes place on Shabbat mornings, twice a month (the first and third Shabbatot of the month), from 10:30 am to 11:00 am with participation by Rabbi Kornsgold.
Aleph/Bet classes are for 6 and 7 year old children. Classes are held on Sunday mornings. Emphasis is placed on learning Hebrew letters and vowels. Learning is interactive using all types of media for an informative, yet fun experience!
Gimmel – Zayin
Gimmel – Zayin ranges from ages 8 through 13 years. Classes closely correspond to secular school grades 3 through 7 and are held on Wednesdays and Sundays, with five hours of classes per week. Emphasis is on placed on Hebrew reading, learning the religious services, holidays and Jewish history. Vav and Zayin students “adopt a grandparent” at a local Jewish nursing home. Completion of five years of Hebrew School studies (or an equivalent period, as determined by the Rabbi) is a requirement for Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
Hebrew High School
Hebrew High School Students are encouraged to continue their Jewish education following Bar/Bat Mitzvah, with an emphasis on the relevance of Jewish values in today’s society. Beth El provides classes one evening a week for students at secular 8th through 10th grade levels, and participates in a regional program for students in grades 11 and 12.