FAQ

We are looking forward to welcoming you, with your children, to religious school.  We wanted to take this moment to answer a few questions about schedules, tuition, dismissal and snacks.  

Options for Kindergarten to 6th Grade
Beck Family Campus

Kindergarten- 3rd Grade at the Beck Family Campus (west)                                                 

Weekly Sunday Judaics (9:00am-11:30am)
Enrichment Program (optional) (11:30am-12:30pm)
                                                               

4th-6th Grade at the Beck Family Campus (west):                            

Weekly Sunday Judaics (9:00am-11:30am)
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Choose a Hebrew class option that works best for you!                       

  • Sundays (11:30am-12:30pm)
  • Tuesdays for 4th and 5th graders (4:30-5:30pm)
  • Tuesdays for 6th graders only, includes dinner and a youth group activity (6:00pm-8:30pm)
  • Wednesdays (4:30pm-5:30pm)

Schaefer Family Campus

3rd-6th Grade at the Schaefer Family Campus (east)

Beyachad  ("Together" in Hebrew) - Family Learning Model 

Adults accompany and learn with students
1 Friday evening, 1 Sunday morning per month + 3 Saturday sessions over the course of the year
Enjoy time learning together and within age groups
Led by Temple Beth El clergy and Heather Erez, Director of Youth Education and Engagement
5th and 6th graders will have one on one Hebrew tutoring. All enrolled families will be contacted about our Hebrew lessons.

The Mitzvah Year and High School

7th-12th Grade

  • 7th -8th Grade- Every other Tuesday- 6:00pm-8:30pm, includes dinner and Jr. BOFTY (youth group) social activity
  • For students in their Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah year, religious school tuition for that child must be paid in full prior to their Bar or Bat Mitzvah date.
  • 9th, 11th, 12th Grade- Every other Tuesday- 6:00pm-8:30pm, includes dinner and a BOFTY (youth group) social activity
  • 10th Grade Confirmation- Every Tuesday- 6:00-8:30pm, includes weekly dinner and BOFTY (youth group) social activity every other week
  • For 8th, 9th, and 10th grade,  a weekend retreat is included in tuition.
  • For the 11th/12th grade class, an optional trip will be planned, and is not included in tuition. 
  • BOFTY Membership (9th-12th Grade)               
  • $175 for enrolled Religious School students
  • $250 for unenrolled Religious School students
  • $300 for non-member participants

Tuition

Our tuition structure reflects a comprehensive Jewish education program for children grades K-12 in a safe and secure environment with passionate and knowledgeable faculty. 

What is included in my tuition?

Developmentally appropriate Judaic and Hebrew classes, supplies, healthy snacks, family days, retreats, grade level Shabbat services, and free or highly subsidized youth group events. Depending on the grade, other experiences are also part of the program. For instance, two Consecration ceremonies, Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah ceremony, including meetings with clergy, Hebrew tutoring sessions, flowers on the bima, and security for the ceremony, Confirmation and Graduation ceremonies.

How much is the tuition?

All families must be current in their financial obligations to the Temple to enroll; Temple membership is required. What was previously known as a Bat/Bar Mitzvah fee is now integrated into our tuition. Families will no longer receive an additional $1800 bill in the 6th or 7th grade.  However, for students in their Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah year,  religious school tuition for that year, for that child must be paid in full prior to their Bar or Bat Mitzvah date. For students joining our school after the third grade, there will be a catch up fee  to cover the B'Nai Mitzvah costs. 

There is no separate Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah Fee. There is no Temple building fund. You can enroll now!

 Grade

Tuition for Returning Students
2019-2020 School Year

 K-2  $920
 3  $1570
 4  $1670
 5  $1770
 6  $1870
7 $1700
8 $1200
9 $1200
10 $1700
11/12 $600


Additional Information

  • There is an Early Bird discount of $100 per student if enrolled before May 15, 2019!
  • For returning families, a late fee of $200 per student will be added if enrolled after July 15, 2019.
  • Prospective families wishing to enroll may enquire with the religious school office for rates. Call 561-391-8900 or email herez@tbeboca.org.

I didn’t know there used to be a B’nai Mitzvah fee!

Yes, families used to receive an additional bill of $1800 when they reserved a date for their child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Most synagogues have a B’nai Mitzvah fee. In an effort to streamline our program, we are integrating it into our tuition structure.

  • Traditionally, families received an $1800 bill in the 6th or 7th grade year in addition to membership and tuition.
  • Our B’nai Mitzvah Fee is integrated within our tuition. That's why for students in their Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah year, religious school tuition for that child must be paid in full prior to their Bar or Bat Mitzvah date.
  • New families with students entering 4th-7th grade will have a catch-up fee to cover Bar Mitzvah/Bat Mitzvah costs.

Can I pay tuition in installments?

Families may pay their tuition in full or opt for an installment plan when enrolling (all payments must be complete by May, 2020.)  Families may pay by check, credit card or automatic bank withdrawal, and will be billed after the registration form is submitted. 

When you register, you will be asked to choose one of the following payment options:

  • Credit card
  • Check
  • Automatic bank withdrawal

There is no longer a requirement to pay in full when registering for early bird tuition. Needs based scholarship requests are available to all families.

Religious School Dismissal

Helps keep our students safe and accounted for until returned to their guardians.

What does this mean on the Beck Family Campus?
Students will not be leaving the Kehilla Center until they are:
                a. called by a teacher
                b. walking with a parent who came to pick them up

How will my child know I'm in the carpool lane?
You will be asked to provide your child’s name and grade and a teacher will call into the Kehillah Center and your child will be sent out. Younger children will be accompanied by a Teacher’s Assistant or teacher.

What if I want to walk in to pick up my child?
Great! Come on into the Kehillah Center to find your child. Just be sure you and your child notify the teacher you are leaving. Please be sure to bring your badge!

What if I'd rather stand and wait outside (skip the badge)?
The same faculty member stationed outside can call for your child.

If I park, can my student come to my parking spot?
No, we are no longer allowing children to walk into the parking lot without an adult escort.

Can my child and I have an agreed upon meeting place outside of the gate so I can avoid the rush?
No, this would defeat the purpose of our making sure the students are all safe, walking through parking lots and into the general public of the shopping areas prevents Temple Beth El to maintain safety standards.  You may still park outside the gate and walk onto the campus to pick-up your child from the Kehillah Center; however, we will not allow children to walk away from the lobby area without an adult escort. 

Won’t this slow up the pick-up process?
You'd be surprised how fast it goes!

What if I am a K-1 parent or I just want to walk in?
Please be sure to bring your badge or an ID to show our security officer and they will show you where the Kehillah Center is.
 

Snacks

Students get hungry and a light nosh will help energize them as they learn. We’d like all students to have access to snacks that are nut free in the classrooms that we share with other programs during the week.

When do they get snacks?
Every Sunday, students will be provided a healthy snack during the second part of the morning to keep their energy up during religious school. For weekday Hebrew, a snack option will be available at some point during the class time.

What will the snacks be?
They will rotate every week, but they will be healthy, nut free and gluten free options will be available.

Can I provide snacks for my child’s class?
We appreciate the kind offer but we are going to have to pass. We are working on streamlining the food items that come into class so that we are allergy aware.

Does this mean I don’t have to feed my children breakfast on Sundays?!
No! It is still imperative that your children have a good breakfast before starting to learn at religious school. This is a light snack and not meant to be a meal replacement.

What will happen if my child shows up with food?
We’ll be happy to hold on to their food and return it on their way out at dismissal.