Youth Education

Young Family Shabbat - Newborn through 5th grade

Join us for a monthly Traditional Shabbat Dinner for families with children ages newborn up to 5th Grade. Dinner is free and open to the public and is graciously sponsored by the Lippman Kanfer Family Foundation.

Mini Minyan - Newborn to age 5

Join us on the first Saturday of every month for a Shabbat service geared towards our youngest congregants and their families (newborn to age 5). We experience Shabbat through songs, stories, and Kiddush. You won’t sit still; movement and fun are a big part of our service. The service is led by Becca Moskovitz and begins around 10:15 a.m. and is open to all.

Preschool  - Ages 2 to PreK

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from 9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. This class is for children ages 2-PreK along side a caregiver. The class will focus on Jewish Holidays and establishing a strong Jewish identity for your child. Taught by Morgan Domokos with support from Lori Bernstein.

Chaverim Group - Kindergarten, First and Second Grade

Students in kindergarten, first and second grades meet on Tuesdays from 4:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and one Saturday a month. Tuesdays will focus on Hebrew, prayers, and holidays. Saturdays will focus on the joys of Shabbat.Lunch and a creative activity will follow on Saturdays, such as swimming.

Hebrew School - Grades 3 to 8

Students in Grades 3-8 meet on Tuesday afternoons 4:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and one Saturday a month. Grades 3-6 focus on Hebrew, prayers, holidays, and lifecycle events. Taught by Erin Katz Ford. Grades 7 & 8 focus on Hebrew, Jewish Values, and B’nai Mitzvah. Taught by Sarah Greenblatt and Leora Cohen. Lunch and a creative activity follow on Saturdays, such as swimming.

Experiential Learning - Middle School

Experiential Learning an approach to Jewish education that has the ability both to strengthen one’s Jewish identity and create strong, positive emotional bonds with Jewish life. At Beth El we know that this approach can take place anywhere, both inside and outside the classroom and this year we are offering a few different options for families and students. 

  • This year, Rubber City Menches (RCM), is a once a month series for students in middle school. Each month students will participate in a service project; engage in discussions related to Jewish values, decision making, and answering the questions, "Why be a mensch?" and "Why being Jewish matters?" This program is in conjunction with Beth El, Anshe Sfard, and Temple Israel.
  • Middle school students are also eligible for the Kadima Kinnus. Kadima is is part of USY(United Synagogue Youth), the CRUSY region.
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