Working in partnership with our students, families, and congregation to provide an outstanding Pre K-12th grade Jewish education, we seek to nurture our young people to appreciate and celebrate their Jewish identity in the context of modern American life and to inspire our children to be committed to a life of Jewish living and learning.
As part of an egalitarian Conservative congregation, we are committed to equal religious and educational opportunities for both genders, Jewish practice which is grounded in Halacha (Jewish law), and respect for the entire spectrum of the greater Jewish community.
We provide a caring and supportive environment in which a dedicated faculty brings an expertise and love for their subject areas, a commitment to Jewish values and a deep regard for the individual worth of each of our students. We seek to cultivate in our students a personal theology and a sense of wonder, gratitude, and thankfulness to God.
We provide students with the information and skills to enable them to be responsible, knowledgeable and committed members of their local and world Jewish communities, now and in the future. We encourage respect and friendship among students in the synagogue community.
We emphasize Jewish practice, Torah study, Jewish ethics and values, prayer, heritage and culture, love of and involvement with Israel and an appreciation of the Hebrew language as the vehicle through which our tradition has been transmitted from generation to generation.
אין העולם מתקיים אלא בשביל הבל תינוקות של בית רבן (תלמוד בבלי שבת קיט:)
“The world itself rests upon the breath of children in school.”
(Babylonian Talmud, Shabbat 119b)
Congregation Beth Israel Religious School is dedicated to providing Jewish children a quality Jewish education, that will not only prepare them for becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, but also encourage a joyous attitude towards Judaism that will be the framework of a strong Jewish identity and the foundation of a Jewish life.