Lev Simcha Religious School preK-9th

Lev Simcha (Joyous Heart) Religious School is scheduled on Tuesdays from 4:00 – 6:00 PM.  We are offering small group and individual Hebrew  three pillars classes integrated with Hebrew, Torah, T’fillah and Jewish Identity, Social Action, Holiday curriculum for a rich, well-rounded, egalitarian Jewish education.. Our schedule frees up weekends for family time and deeper community involvement.

Here are the registration forms for 2018 – 2019 PreK RS Registration18-19  Registration Lev Simcha 2018-2019

Our Welcome Back Apple Festival is Tuesday August 28th

Parents and kids are invited to the first day of the year! 4-6 p.m. at a location to be arranged. New Year’s Apple lore,
Crafts and treats for the kids. Rabbi Miller will have stories, learning and hard cider for the adults. The cybershul will have the details. Not receiving it the weekly Cybershul? Call the office to speak with Elizabeth to receive it.
707-360-3000

Special Offer for Nursery School Students!

Enroll your child in Kabbalat Kids and Lev Simcha Religious School! We have great things planned for our developmentally appropriate Pre-K -K-1 class. We look forward to being partners with you on this next phase in your child’s Jewish Education!
• Immerse your child in the love of Jewish learning with old and new friends in a familiar and safe place.
• Art projects—fun and messy stuff—to decorate your home for the Jewish holidays
• Torah stories told by artful and enthusiastic tellers
• Learning through movement, music, stories as we learn our Alef Bet
• T’fillah-Jewish prayer for the youngest with Rabbi Miller
• Special programming for young families
Please join us as we create an easy and comfortable transition from nursery school to religious school. Any questions and ideas are invited! rs@bethamisr.org or 707-360-3012.

Kabbalat Kids: My First Jewish Class for preschoolers

Kabbalat Kids will be on Wednesday afternoons from 1:15 – 2:00 PM,.beginning September 26th, 2018.   This class for 3- and 4-year–old Nursery School students AND their parents! It is FREE to nursery school students!
To register for  Kabbalat Kids, download this form: PreK RS Registration or contact Judy Kupfer at 707-360-3000 or at RS@bethamisr.org

Post Bnai Mitzvah

Opportunities to be paid as a Madrichim (Our spacious campus offers many classrooms and a striking sanctuary. We have a very low teacher to student ratio, which means that your child will receive excellent individualized education within a supportive and stimulating setting! Our students thrive in an atmosphere of leadership, exploration, Jewish values, ethical dilemmas, Hebrew, dance, art, holiday celebrations, family education, social events, and the love of Jewish life and learning.

About the School

Our religious school is made up of grade-school level, which encompasses students from grades kindergarten through 7th grade, and a post B’nai Mitzvah (after Bat or Bar Mitzvah) program which includes USY and Chaverim. Our spacious campus offers many classrooms and a striking sanctuary. We have a very low teacher to student ratio, which means that your child will receive excellent individualized education within a supportive and stimulating setting! Our students thrive in an atmosphere of leadership, exploration, Jewish values, ethical dilemmas, Hebrew, dance, art, holiday celebrations, family education, social events, and the love of Jewish life and learning!

Young students visiting the Torah scrollsJudaism rests upon a shared commitment to Jewish learning, celebrations, dedication, joy, and the obligations that being Jewish entails. These are what give substance and meaning to our Jewish lives. Jewish continuity depends upon our ability to maintain and strengthen these shared commitments and obligations, and to pass them on to our children. The bonds of Jewish people-hood have stood at the heart of Jewish group definition since the days of Abraham and Sarah. As Jews, whether by birth or by choice, we must consider ourselves links in a great chain of Jewish tradition, a shalshelet (chain) that stretches across the generations binding Jews across time, and into the future, Klal Yisrael (the community of Israel).

Our Religious School is a vibrant and exciting place for your children to learn, play, meet other Jewish young people, and grow to feel even more comfortable with our rich tradition. We are home to a long history of creative, knowledgeable, and experienced teachers who love teaching and learning. They treat the children as if they were their own! The success of our school is shown by the overwhelming response to our post B’nai Mitzvah students who return as Madrichim (class helpers). With their infectious enthusiasm and knowledge, they continue to bring smiles to everyone! Each class works on a tzedakah (€œrighteousness€ — doing the right thingg) project for their current year. This becomes a way for the students to be more aware of their helpful personal effect on our larger society.

We aim to foster an understanding of Judaism’s diversity, providing role models to enable each child to find a place for him/herself to grow and develop.
We focus on:
• learning the language
• process of Jewish thinking
• rituals of Judaism through the knowledge of prayers
• music and culture

Partial scholarships are available, so please don’t allow finances to be a deterrent. Your child’s Jewish education and socialization is fundamental!

Judy Kupfer, Director of Youth Education : 360-3000, rs@bethamisr.org