July 29, 2014   2 Av 5774
"Come plant your roots and grow with us"  

 - Religious School classes for children in Kindergarden through high school (including Confirmation)

 - Hebrew School program for students in grade 3 through B'nai Mitzvah

 - Bar and Bat Mitzvah preparation

 - Special programming for post B'nai Mitzvah students

 - Family Tefillah service each Sunday

 - Family social programming

 - Torah Tots  programming for children under 5

 - Special opportunities for post B'nai Mitzvah students to work in classrooms through our Madrichim Program

Beit Tichon  
Changes  & Additions for 2nd Semester


Class Structure: Instead of each class time consisting of core class and electives, we will be separating these out. Some nights we will just engage in our core classes and other nights we will have special learning programs for everyone to participate in together

Families Coming Together: We will also begin to have opportunities for families to come together to meet other families, learn something new, and engage with our teen community

Food: The cost of food for the semester will be $60 per teen. That will cover all the special programs as well as each class session. We will be serving a mix of Chinese food, sub sandwiches and pizza on core nights. We will have both veggie and meat options as well as gluten free. If your teen has other dietary needs, please alert us. We understand your teens may not be coming to each class however we have tried to make this accessible and affordable for everyone while offering nourishing, delicious and nutritious food. For your convenience, you can pay online or at drop off or pick up at the temple’s front office.

Parent Volunteers Needed: Allison Kramer will be organizing the food for the special programs and she needs parent volunteers to assist.

Our Curriculum  

The Temple Beth Shalom Religious School utilizes the CHAI curriculum as its teaching foundation. The curriculum was developed by professionals under the leadership of the Union for Reform Judaism. It is not only used by numerous Reform congregations across North America, but also is a living tool that has experts available to provide training, feedback and adaptation solutions.

The CHAI curriculum offers educators one hour of engaging learning themes based upon “Enduring Understandings”. These Enduring Understandings are based upon Torah, Avodah (sacred or holy work) and G'millut Chasadim (making the world a better place). Acts of loving kindness.

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Hours and Contact Information  

Religious School: Sundays 9:30 - 12:45 & 11:30 - 2:30 
Hebrew School: Wednesdays 4:30 - 5:40 & 5:20 - 6:30

Kelly Finkel - Religious School Director

Religious School Documents/Forms  
Camp Scholarship  
Religious School Events  
August 2014
08/01 -  Family Service
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September 2014
09/05 -  Family Service
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Education Task Force Report  

In Spring 2010, the Temple Board created a task force with the goal of addressing both the short-term and longterm needs of the congregation’s educational programs. After months of work, we're pleased to present the results. Please click to download the report.

Parent Resources  

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