Religious School K-12 Curriculum
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WELCOME TO THE TRIBE!
The fundamentals of Jewish learning, Jewish values, Jewish holidays and Jewish community. Each student will become part of a Temple Beth El "tribe", where they will belong until they graduate.
KIDS - Traditional Learning Model at The Beck Family Campus (west)
• Making Temple Beth El a home away from home
• Making Jewish friends; building a sense of community and tradition
• An integrated Hebrew program that will include robust T'fillah (prayer), Jewish Life Vocabulary and the Hebrew through Movement program.
• Enrichment opportunities available for K-3rd grade
BEYACHAD – Family Learning Model at the Schaefer Family Campus (east)
We are thrilled to present our pilot program Beyachad, which means “together” in Hebrew. As a community of parents and children, this year the program will explore the Jewish calendar and provide opportunities to learn together as families, with peers, and as part of the congregation.
• 3rd - 6th grade, parents and students together, connecting with other families and the clergy
• Includes Shabbat and Havdalah worship
• One-on-one Hebrew tutoring for 5th and 6th graders
THE MITZVAH YEAR
Most of our 7th graders are focusing and reflecting on their own experiences as they become Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah. As a class, they will turn their attentions outward as they give back to the community. Students will choose mitzvah projects that speak to their interests and work together with their classmates to make a difference. (There is no additional Bar/Bat Mitzvah fee.)
The year includes:
- Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah tutoring and clergy meetings
- Three "Super" Tuesday Night Sessions with the whole class
- Two, day-long retreats
- Sixteen youth group dinners and activities
- Plus, one of the following
- One major and two mini mitzvah projects of your choosing OR
- Tribe Tuesdays, for students who prefer to do mitzvah projects with their tribe
- More details here!
Applying the lessons of Torah to everyday life. Growing into a good Jewish adult.
• Being Jewish in Our World
• Moral Decision Making
• Social Action/Social Justice
• Social/Emotional Self Care
• Jewish Identity/Feeling Jewish on the Inside
• Israel, Holocaust and the World
These older students will have progressed to a deeper understanding of Judaism and a more mature approach to learning, and so will be taught primarily by Rabbi Dan Levin, Rabbi Jessica Mates, Rabbi Greg Weisman, and Director of Youth Education and Engagement, Heather Erez. Guest lecturers and our education staff will provide additional opportunities to learn.
8th Grade - Two Options
Madrichim/Teacher Assistant Training
Learning by Teaching
Sunday mornings at Beck Family Campus, 9:00am-11:30am
Students become outstanding role models to our younger students, while continuing to build connections to each other and the temple community. This year will prepare them to be Teacher Assistants in high school (paid or volunteer hours), as they learn to put into action Jewish values of courage, respect, kindness and more. Additionally, they will become CPR and First Aid certified, learn to work with students with special needs, and learn basic job skills.
Enduring Jewish Values of Resilience and Self-Care
Every other Tuesday at the Beck Family Campus, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Students build character and develop strategies to cope with stress, anger, self-doubt, alienation, and FOMO leading into their high school years. They will use practical tools such as goal setting, meditation, time management and financial literacy to develop a stronger sense of self and community responsibility, and prepare for the many successes, rejections and life lessons ahead.
9th Grade - Comparative Religions
After a refresher on Reform Judaism, students will learn about the doctrines and practices of other religions. They will visit other religious institutions and engage in other faith traditions.
10th Grade - Confirmation
In 10th grade, an exploration of the student's Jewish heritage and identity will culminate in a Confirmation ceremony and celebration at the end of the year.
11th & 12th Grade - Narratives of Israel
Students will study modern cultural examples and current geopolitical events to explore this nuanced and complex country that is close to our hearts .
No building fund.
No separate Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah fee.
$200 late fee per student for returning families enrolled after July 15, 2019.
For more information, email Heather Erez, Director of Youth Education and engagement, call the school office at 561-391-8900 or check out our FAQ page for answers about tuition, payment and schedules.