Education Director’s Welcome

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the Temple Beth Torah Religious School, where each child finds his or her own path to form a strong and healthy Jewish identity.  At our school, we embrace our students in a warm and loving mishpacha (family) as they explore Jewish values, culture, history and religion. We are small enough to develop close relationships with each child and family – and large enough to create a diverse range of educational programs.

We know that most families raising children are very busy. They may ask, “Should we add religious school to the mix of activities our children pursue?” Emphatically yes, and here is why.  Judaism is a communal religion.  We pray together, study together, argue together, eat, celebrate and mourn together. This has ensured Jewish continuity over thousands of years.  Religious school is a child’s introduction to being a member of a Jewish community, with all its joy and richness.  It is particularly important for children who do not have Jewish family living nearby, and/or who may be among a small number of Jewish children in their schools.

The TBT Religious School is a great place for kids and families to explore and deepen their connection with the many facets of Jewish life.  We emphasize experiential, hands-on learning through creative activities and service projects, such as building yads (pointers) for their bar/bat mitzvahs, collecting books to send to Jewish students in Uganda, making mezuzot, and baking hamantashen. Students learn prayers in a self-paced progression, using text and audio recordings, and practice leading prayers at Shabbat services.  We are implementing a multi-sensory Hebrew program that enables children of all learning styles to read Hebrew. This provides the skill-set needed to become b’nai mitzvah, and to participate fully in synagogue worship and Jewish study throughout their lives.

Learn more about us on this website – better yet, come and visit!

Linda Myer
Education Director/Cantorial Soloist