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Education

Temple Beth Tikvah offers a wide range of Jewish educational resources for students pre-K to adult.

We offer students and families:

  • The opportunity to explore Judaism, learn Hebrew, and discover what being Jewish means. Worship services, Jewish holiday celebrations, Jewish life cycle events, and Jewish music participation opportunities to complement classroom instruction. Jewish learning through Jewish living.
  • Small class sizes, mid-week sessions, and the convenience of a neighborhood school that makes arranging  carpools, attending social events, and celebrating special holidays or music programs easy.
  • A fun and exciting learning environment!
  • A Resource Program for children with special learning or social communicative needs. It is our firm belief that every child is entitled to a Jewish education, and the Resource Program makes this a reality.
  • Family Education workshops for every grade, co-lead by our Rabbi, Educator, and Faculty Team, which includes parents and children.
  • Experience a unique opportunity to share with your children.
  • PreK/K Worskhops for children ages 4-6 to earn about Torah, the temple Sanctuary and Jewish objects, the Jewish Calendar and Holiday Cycle, and Israel. They share music, crafts, stories, and cooking related to each workshop theme.
  • Special Children’s Holiday Events throughout the Year include: Sukkot Gathering, Chanukah Dinner, Tu B’Shevat Seder, Purim Carnival and Party, Passover Seder, and more.
  • Tot Shabbat every first Friday at 6:30 pm, and Family Friendly High Holiday services.

About Our School

Religious School provides students and their families with the opportunity to learn about their Jewish heritage and to identify as Jews.

Temple Beth Tikvah’s Religious School offers students from Pre-K though 12th grade:

Pre-K workshops
Ages: 4-6
Time: Five Sunday Mornings
Religious School
Ages: Grades 1-7
Time: Thursdays 3:45pm – 5:30pm
Wayne Hebrew High with Temple Beth Tikvah and Shomrei Torah
Ages: Grades 8-9
Time: Tuesdays 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Wayne Hebrew High with Temple Beth Tikvah and Shomrei Torah
Confirmation
Ages: Grade 10
Time: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Wayne Hebrew High with Temple Beth Tikvah and Shomrei Torah
Post-Confirmation
Ages: Grades 11-12
Time: Second Tuesday of each month

B’nai Mitzvah

The B’nai Mitzvah Program is coordinated through the offices of the Rabbi and Principal. Approximately six months prior to the Bar/Bat Mitzvah, we train students to:

  • Lead Shabbat prayers
  • Read and cantillate Torah and Haftarah
  • Analyze and study Torah
  • Implement a personal mitzvah project
  • Prepare a Bar/Bat Mitzvah speech

Our goal is to make the experience meaningful and to help develop a lifelong Jewish identity. In addition, we encourage family members to read Torah during the Bar/Bar Mitzvah service to make the Bar/Bat Mitzvah experience a memorable “family affair.” Rabbi Meeka is available to assist in this process.

We also provide individual or group adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah courses upon request.

Online Classes

Who: Grades 4-6

When: weekly in addition to our regular Thursday classes

What:

  • Experience Worship Services on an age appropriate level.
  • Learn by Doing – students and parents together.
  • Share Jewish knowledge – converse with Rabbi, parents, peers, and teachers.
  • Develop and appreciate a Jewish identity.
  • Celebrate Jewish holidays with a nurturing community.
  • Enjoy a community luncheon.

Adult Education

Who: Anyone 18+.

When: Schedule published in June for the coming season.

What: Email the temple for more information.

More Information

Email Us with any questions you may have or for more information about our educational programs.

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