At Temple Beth-El, we are committed to providing for the religious education of all of our members’ children. We offer classes for 3-year-old children through Confirmation at the end of grade 10. Younger students in our Religious School explore a wide range of Jewish topics, including Holidays and Jewish traditions, history, Tanach (Bible), tefillah (prayer), Hebrew, mitzvot (commandments), Jewish ethics and God using curriculum from the Institutue of Southern Jewish Life. Older students learn about American Jewish history, the Holocaust, Judaism and how it relates to other world religions, and our responsibility to tikkun olam, repairing our world and making it a better place. Confirmation students explore our sacred texts and their understanding of and relationship with God, and prepare to lead the service at which they will each affirm their commitment to God and to the Jewish faith.
Hebrew is offered for students in grades 3-6. The goals of our Hebrew program are for students to become fluent participants in a worship service. Students learn to read and chant the prayers accurately and fluently, as well as how to derive personal meaning from the prayers. They participate in weekly worship services with their peers.
Special Needs? We have a unique program of including students with a variety of physical, emotional and learning needs in our classrooms. Our Inclusion Specialist is a member of our faculty and is present whenever class is in session to support both students and teachers as we strive to meet the needs of all of our students.
Registration for the 2017-18 school year is available ONLINE (see above). Temple membership is a requirement to register for Religious School. For questions about registration, contact Sara Planto at (210) 733-9135 x108. For membership information, contact Tory Richmond at (210) 733-9135 extension 158.
View a CALENDAR for the 2016-17 Religious School.
2016 Sunday Class Hours:
- Preschool (3 & 4 year olds): 9:30 - 11:30 am
- K – Grade 9: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
- Confirmation: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
- Post Confirmation: Sunday, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Dates to be announced
2016 Midweek Hebrew Classes (Grades 3-6):
Tuesdays at the Jewish Community Campus from 4:30 – 6:00 pm OR Wednesdays at Temple Beth-El from 4:30 – 6:00 pm
TBE Religious School 2013-14
TBE Religious School 2014-15