Hebrew School

Welcome to B’nai Tikvah Beth Israel Religious School. Our school encompasses Kindergarten through 10th 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 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 complement 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 CBTBI 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 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 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 no regular Sunday Hebrew school classes the day after. 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! CBTBI offers free tuition for kindergarten through second grade, and membership is not required to receive free kindergarten tuition.

For more information about our school, including class days and times, please call 856-589-6550 and speak to Wendy Marder, Education Director. Shalom

Resources

School Handbook

Friday Night Service 

Saturday Morning Service 

Related Information

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

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“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

The Many Faces of CBTBI