education

Religious School

  • Primary Program (Kindergarten – Grade 1)
  • Lower School (Grades 2 – 5)
  • Upper School (Grades 6 & 7)

Beth Tikvah B’nai Jeshurun provides a religious school curriculum for children who are 5 years old through approximately 13 years of age. We are proud of our warm community of learners, involved parents and our dedicated teaching staff.

 

The goals of the BTBJ Religious School

  • To develop in students a positive Jewish identity and a sense of responsibility for the State of Israel and the worldwide Jewish community.
  • To teach students the skills necessary to practice Judaism according to the Conservative Movement.
  • To familiarize students with the prayer book and the Conservative prayer service.
  • To expose students to Shabbat observance as a central element of Jewish life.
  • To impart to the students knowledge of our heritage and tradition through Torah/Bible study. Torah will be understood as the living blueprint for the foundation of the Jewish people.
  • To develop the skills necessary for Siddur reading fluency.
  • To educate and sensitize students to the experience and impact of the Holocaust.
  • To foster the celebration of students’ Jewish identity at home with their families.
  • To develop in students a positive attitude toward the Religious School experience and to familiarize them with Jewish moral values and ethics, encouraging them to treat others with Derech Eretz (basic courtesy and respect).
  • To build community within our religious school classes and among our BTBJ families.