Religious School

Beth Abraham’s GOAL! Program is Back In-Person
צֵא וּלְמַד
Go Out And Learn!

Classes will begin on Sunday, September 11, 2022. Sunday classes are held from 9:30-12:00 for children in grades K-7. Additionally, children in grades 3 and up will be scheduled for a weekly 30 minute, one-on-one Hebrew tutoring session with Cantor Raizen, tailored to individual needs. These sessions can be held either in-person or virtually on Zoom.

Our Sunday morning sessions will include:

  • A joyful, engaging Tefillah (prayer) session with singing and movement
  • A more in-depth learning of the prayers (recitation and meaning) by grade level
  • Hebrew Through Movement and Jewish Life Vocabulary sessions in which students learn and react to Hebrew commands and increase their oral Hebrew vocabulary
  • Torah study by grade level
  • Building Jewish identity
  • Jewish values
  • Jewish holidays
  • Hands on activities such as cooking and the arts

Jewish learning has always encouraged questioning, allowing learners to take a deep dive into what it means to be Jewish, why and how we do what we do and how to make meaning for ourselves. Instead of teachers dispensing knowledge deemed essential to students, our approach is to provide guidance for our learners, allowing them to engage in text study, pushing them to ask the hard questions and make discoveries together.

In addition to our Sunday classes for young learners, we have also set aside some Sundays for congregational learning in which learners of all ages come together, study a topic and then participate in a hands-on experience, bringing Jewish learning to life. We also encourage families to attend Shabbat services and to participate in our congregational celebrations of the holidays throughout the year.

GOAL! classes begin on Sunday, September 11, 2022. Simply fill out and return a registration form that can be found here on the website. Our calendar for the school year can also be viewed online. If you have any questions, please contact Cantor Raizen at: .