Beit Midrash, Education Program
“Hebrew school is fun because we get to debate ideas from the Torah with our friends. We’re basically 5th grade Rabbis.”
Rachel Harmon and Charlotte Jacobson
At Beth Am Israel, the goal of our education program (Beit Midrash) is to create a joyful, caring, and safe learning environment for our children and families to develop their Jewish identities. Our curriculum focuses on Jewish values, Hebrew, holidays, prayer and Torah. Our school meets twice a week, on Thursdays and Saturdays, and provides a different learning experience on each day. We are proud of our Shabbat morning educational program, which cultivates the importance of learning and participation as a shared family experience in a Jewish Shabbat atmosphere. Some highlights of our programs include Hebrew learning by levels, community-based service projects and classroom projects.
Beit Midrash: THURSDAY
4:00-4:15 Gathering for Kehilah (community) time
4:15-5:00 Hebrew lesson/ Tefila (prayer) with Hazzan Harold
5:00-6:00 Jewish Middot (values) lesson
Beit Midrash: SATURDAY
9:00-10:00 Jewish Middot (values) lesson
10:00-10:25 Joining services
10:25-11:00 Weekly Torah portion lesson
11:00-11:45 Hebrew lesson by levels
11:45-12:15 Jewish Middot (values) lesson
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