Now that Religious School has come to a close, it is time to start planning for another exciting and eventful 2022-2023 year! It will be filled with many wonderful programs as we continue to include family involvement and participation. The opportunity this past year to be back in person with your children was truly a highlight. The class bonding, on-site learning, holiday celebrations and student-teacher engagement created a fun, meaningful and successful learning environment for all.
We look forward to welcoming Rabbi Brian Beal as our spiritual leader who will add his knowledge, spirituality and uplifting positive energy to guide and enhance our programs. He is eagerly awaiting the opportunity to meet and work with our Religious School students and families. One of his greatest joys is teaching Jewish youth and we are so excited to learn from him as he leads our Temple of Hope.
Please review the following important information about the 2022-2023 Religious School year:
It is important that you submit your registration by June 30 so we can plan for the 2022-2023 school year. Tuition, activity fee and PTO dues will be included on your first billing statement for the upcoming fiscal year and must be paid in full by August 26.
Religious School Program Overview:
Religious School classes will take place on Thursdays from
4-6pm. There will be family Friday evenings Shabbat services and dinners, and Saturday Shabbat family education throughout the year. Special holiday activities and events will take place during Religious School hours. Families are encouraged to attend these activities as we come together as a Temple community. We are guided by the Wayne Public Schools as we determine the safest and most effective way to provide a robust education for our students.
A calendar will be distributed prior to the beginning of the school year.
Start of School:
* PARENT ORIENTATION – Tuesday, September 13 @ 7:00pm
(Zoom link will be sent)
* Religious School begins on Thursday, September 15 (4:00-6:00pm)
Religious School Grades K-7:
*Thursdays – weekly from 4:00-6:00pm; 31 sessions
*Friday evening Shabbat services and dinners
*Saturday family education
B’nai Mitzvah Tutoring:
* Students in 6th or 7th grade receive one-on-one tutoring sessions in preparation for their B’nai Mitzvah
*Individual sessions are scheduled by the tutor
Thursday Funday for ages 3-5:
*Free program led by a preschool teacher
*For preschool children 3-5 years old accompanied by a parent/guardian; younger siblings welcome
*Once a month – second Thursday from 4-5pm
Tot Shabbat for Families with Young Children:
*Special Friday night Shabbat service for families with infants/children through 6 years of age
*First Friday of the month; 6-7pm
*Children to be accompanied by parent/guardian
Teen Program for Grades 8-12:
*See world events through a Jewish lens and make a difference in our community
*Earn community service credits
Class Parents & Volunteer Opportunities:
*Please help us ensure the success of our Religious School
*We are looking for class parents for each grade, help with special events and the religious school committee
*Click here to email Gail Okun for more information or to volunteer
It is so important to come together as a community and participate as a family in Temple activities to model and reinforce the foundation of our Jewish heritage, customs and traditions. The Temple Beth Tikvah Faculty Team is a group of dynamic educators providing a joyful, relevant, comfortable and meaningful environment for all children.
We at Temple Beth Tikvah are looking forward to having you and your families join Rabbi Beal, our faculty, and our administration in your spiritual journey at our House of Hope. Together we will share many milestones in your lives!
With thanks and appreciation,
Temple Beth Tikvah Religious School
Please remit the Registration Form by June 30, 2022.
Tuition and activity fee will be included on your first billing statement for the upcoming fiscal year and must be paid IN FULL by August 26, 2022.
We offer a sibling discount. Member families will be charged full tuition for the first child and will receive a 10% discount on additional children enrolled in the Religious School. Full billing will be on the higher tuition figure (if applicable).
B’nai Mitzvah Fee Covers the cost of tutoring for prayers, torah and haftorah, Bnai Mitzvah rehearsals, speech guidance as well as facility costs.
Annual Activity Fee For students in grades K through 7, this covers the cost of books, art projects, holiday celebrations, special programs, and grade-led services.
PTO dues provide additional funding for programming, for teacher appreciation and for scholarships.
Scholarships are available. Our goal is to make our program available to everyone interested.
If you have any questions regarding your account, please contact Jen Melhado, Bookkeeper at TBTbookkeeper@optimum.net