Children's Education

Temple Beth El Children’s Education Program

At Temple Beth El we strive to provide meaningful, enjoyable Jewish education for children ages five through thirteen. We emphasize Hebrew language skills for learning prayers and blessings, Jewish values and customs and holiday traditions. We try to help every child and family develop a strong, positive sense of belonging to the diverse local, national and international Jewish community. Together we explore the joys and challenges of our relationship with Israel. We both preserve and reinterpret ancient traditions to enhance contemporary family life and develop Jewish identity.
While our Children’s Education program usually involves regular classroom time and in-person gatherings, this year, due to the pandemic, we have developed a set of resources and curricula for home study. To register and receive information please, contact us.
In addition to at-home instruction, all families are encouraged to attend Rabbi Naomi’s family-friendly shabbats offered monthly on zoom. This is one of the best ways to learn songs and prayers, build community and develop Jewish ethics. Those with young children, ages 2-4, also may attend Rabbi Naomi’s monthly Saturday morning Family Alef programs.
All Temple Beth el b’nai mitzvah students have postponed their Torah readings and celebrations until next summer. If you or someone in your family would like to start preparing for a bar or bat mitzvah, please see the section titled, “Celebrating your Bar or Bat Mitzvah at Temple Beth El.”
When in-person gatherings become possible, we will retool our programming. 
We welcome interfaith families. All families must be members to register for CE programs.