Today is October 22, 2017 -
At Temple Beth Torah, we wish to create an ever-growing variety of engaging and well-planned educational programs for students and their families in order to provide a foundation for building strong and lasting Jewish identities.
Philosophy of Religious Education
Religious education at our school is aimed at developing and embracing one’s personal Jewish identity as the foundation of leading a Jewish life.
We believe that by truly understanding and internalizing the various areas of Jewish education, children embrace Judaism. We strive to connect with Judaism through music, art, drama, debate and other multi-sensory experiences.
Our students, ranging in age from 4 through 14 years connect in Jewish experiences as they celebrate Shabbat, Jewish holidays, participate in prayer services and rituals, and take part in Temple life.
Fulfilling mitzvot and being concerned citizens of the Jewish and secular world are integral parts of our program. Hebrew is studied both for prayer as well as a living language while an understanding of Israel is cultivated as a historical homeland as well as a modern and vibrant state. We encourage our students to practice tzedek (justice), chesed (deeds of loving-kindness) and shalom (peace) in all aspects of their lives.
K’sharim – Zayin/Chet Program
Through a variety of activities and experiences (watching movies and having discussions, working on a project, providing a service, cooking and sharing a meal and more) the students will connect to each other and to the larger community. Students will also develop strategies for dealing with the challenges of being Jewish in a non-Jewish world.
Program meets Sundays 10:30am-12:30pm
Religious School Schedule
Gan, Aleph, Bet: Sunday 8:30am-10:30am
Gimel, Dalet, Hay, Vav: Sunday 10:00am -12:30pm & Tuesday 5:00pm-6:30pm
K’sharim: Sunday 10:30am -12:30pm
In addition to planned family education programs in each grade, parents and extended family are invited to many events and celebrations and are encouraged to participate and volunteer in various ways.
B’Yachad – an educational, family friendly Saturday morning service led by the Rabbi in our new beautiful Beit Midrash (house of Study) meets 4 times during the school year. This is a wonderful opportunity for children and their parents to pray together in a one hour long service in a comfortable atmosphere. Families will join the rest of the congregation for a Kiduush luncheon following the service.