Education

Temple Beth Israel offers a wide variety of educational programs covering the spectrum of ages and interests. Our goal in all programs is to foster a positive sense of Jewish identity and to increase knowledge of the values and practices of Judaism.

Our Programs

Talmud Torah
The Religious School operates for children of members during the academic school year.

B’nai Mitzvah Program
Access student practice materials, including audio files, as well as useful forms and parent resources for our B’nai Mitzvah program.

Preschool
TBI offers partial-day preschool programs for children 3-5 years: the Weeschool and the Preschool, with a developmentally-appropriate, multicultural, cultural Judaism emphasis.

Teen Education
TBI offers an array of learning experiences to engage our post-B’nai Mitzvah students in Jewish worship, study, and social action, and to help them become fully participating members of the community.  See more on our Youth Programs page.

Community Education
TBI’s Community Education program offers classes for adults in Hebrew language, Jewish history, Torah, Jewish crafts, adult B’nai Mitzvah, studies leading to conversion, and classes on relevant issues.

Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning fosters and enriches Jewish cultural literacy through our Core Curriculum, Foundations of Jewish Family Living, and Scholars Curriculum for graduates and other interested adults. The Melton School Core Curriculum is a comprehensive, sequential series of text-based lessons, comprised of four courses. Each course focuses on at least one major area of Jewish learning, and forms a thread in a carefully woven fabric which integrates Jewish history, religion, ritual, language, ethics, philosophy, literature, theology and contemporary Jewish life.

Camp Chaverim – Summer Day Camp for kids entering grades 1-5