Hebrew School

Welcome to B’nai Tikvah – Beth Israel Religious School. Our school encompasses Kindergarten through Tenth grades, with special programming for families, and pre-schoolers throughout the year. Our goal is to teach your child Judaism in the most stimulating manner so that he/she will be motivated to attend classes, services, extra-curricular activities, and live as a concerned and dedicated Jew.

Our teachers are warm, dedicated, highly motivated and educated professionals who make your child feel at home. We have small classes and also offer one on one tutoring during class time, as needed.

Our classes meet as follows:Hebrew School Teachers

  • Kindergarten – 2nd grades
    Sundays, 9:15 – Noon
  • 3rd – 7th grades
    Sundays, 9:15 – Noon
    Wednesdays, 4:15 – 6:15pm
  • Confirmation (8-10th Grades)
    Wednesdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Our curriculum includes history, holidays, Hebrew language, prayer knowledge, ethics, laws and customs, Israel, Bible study, and comparative religions. We utilize crafts, music, literature, and current events as a compliment to our studies. Field trips to concerts, nursing homes, museums and other synagogues are scheduled as appropriate. Our tzedakah projects, community service, Tot Shabbats, junior congregations and Shabbat services led by our classes are all part of our hands-on approach to learning.

A Jewish education at CBT-BI is spiritually rewarding and gives your child a common bond with Jews around the world and specifically with those within our community. In this world of ours that emphasizes physical needs and pleasures and instant gratification, we offer the contrast; spiritual fulfillment, a link to the past and future, and a devotion to something that cannot be seen but certainly can be felt.

In addition to our regular Sunday and Wednesday classes, the Hebrew school program also includes several Saturday morning programs that combine Shabbat services with learning. Called Shabbat school, these programs encourage student attendance in synagogue on the Sabbath and offer a hands-on Sabbath experience, with the bonus of having off the Sunday that same weekend. Shabbat school gives our students and their families the opportunity to enjoy the many wonderful aspects of a Shabbat morning in our synagogue. Torah study, stories, games, prayer, being part of the Torah procession and having an aliyah (going up to the Torah), as well as concluding the morning with a special school oneg (festive snack time), are some of the highlights. 

Our school program encompasses the entire family. We have a student council, youth group, contests, pre-school activities, holiday events, social action, raising money for charitable causes and social activities in and out of the synagogue. All arms of the synagogue work with our school to make these things happen. We gladly welcome new ideas, assistance and participation from grandparents, singles, and couples without school-age children, as well.

NEW! CBT-BI offers free tuition for kindergarten through second grade, and membership is not required to receive free kindergarten tuition.

Questions? Call 856-589-6550 and speak to Wendy Marder, Educational Director. Shalom

Resources

School Handbook

Friday Night Service 

Saturday Morning Service 

Related Information

Hebrew School Emergency closing # is 1278 – Check our number here

Our School Participates in Box Tops for Education – Print Product List

 

 

“A Jewish education will give your child a common bond with Jews around the world and in our community. In this world that emphasizes physical needs and instant gratification, we offer the contrast; spiritual fulfillment, a link to the past and future, and a devotion to something that cannot be seen but certainly can be felt.”
— Wendy Marder, Education Director

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