Our David and Dorothy Bernstein Hebrew School provides a great opportunity for children to develop friendships that last a lifetime.
While in attendance, children learn about the traditions, customs and holidays observed throughout the year. Children also learn to read Hebrew, to recite prayers and sing the many songs that help them be part of the many celebrations that take place during the year. The best part about our Hebrew School program is that no only do the children learn a great deal about being Jewish, but thanks to our dedicated staff, they have fun doing so.
The Primary Division (Kindergarten through Second grade) introduces our children to the holidays, Shabbat and festivals, through arts and crafts, songs and stories. The Hebrew alphabet is presented, as are simple prayers and blessings. Students attend on Sunday mornings from 9:30am to 12 noon.
The Aleph through Hey Programs also meet on Tuesdays from 4:30pm -6:30pm for a total of 4 1/2 hours per week. In small classes we teach Jewish history and Torah, Hebrew language and prayers, customs, ceremonies and current events. All holidays are observed with special programs as we constantly attempt to relate our rich heritage to today's children. We emphasize the importance of Israel as the Jewish homeland and encourage students to participate in Jewish communal activities. Our curriculum includes Jewish music, tutoring in Hebrew reading, participation in class Shabbat services, and Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation.
Registration: In order to register your child for the Hebrew School, please print out this Hebrew School Registration Form or request a copy of the form from the Temple Office, fill it out and return it to us.
Continuing Adult Education
Learning about Judaism and being a Jewish person in today's society is not only for children. Our Adult Education Committee works hard to identify topics that will be of interest to adults of all ages. These courses, open to all members of the community, provide the opportunity for learning as well as for dialogue between faciliator and attendees. Programs include Hebrew, Bible Study, adult B'nai Mitzvah preparation, holidays, discussion groups on Contemporary Jewish Issues, etc.