ABOUT OUR RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
PLEASE NOTE: Currently, we are not operating our Religious School. For families with younger children, we will be happy to help you make plans, with our rabbi, to enroll your child(ren) in a reciprocal program and/or arrange for private study with the rabbi.
In addition to the above, our pre-B'nai Mitzvah students focus on Hebrew prayer and preparation for leading services; ethics and Jewish tradition, including seeing and responding to life situations through the prism of Jewish thought; holiday and life cycle rituals, and Bible study, including the Prophets.
During the year preceding their simchas, students work with our rabbi, fine-tuning all aspects of the service and their speech. Each B’nai Mitzvah student is expected to complete a personal tzedakah project after consultation with the rabbi. These students are expected to attend Friday night services at least three times each month during the year preceding their Bar / Bat Mitzvah.
Please note: All Bar / Bat Mitzvah candidates must be enrolled in the Temple Beth Torah Study program for a minimum of three years prior to the event, or demonstrate sufficient knowledge and competency. In cases in which members join the synagogue after the child is 10, special arrangements / tutorials and additional instruction may be required, at the discretion of the rabbi.
In summary, our objective in our Religious Study program is to make our classes instructive, participatory… and fun. If you are interested in learning more about any aspect of our program, please contact the Education Department by using our "Contact Us" page.
- Torah Study sessions
- Book Discussion Group
- Author Talks and other Speakers
- Reconstructionist Shabbat Study
- Learn to Read Hebrew
We are always open to new ideas in this regard, and welcome suggestions.