Through our diverse educational opportunities for preschoolers, for elementary students and teens, and for adults, Congregation Beth Shalom strives to provide stimulating programs to benefit all of our congregants and our community.
Our educational programs for children, under the active guidance of Rabbi Michael Beals and Cantor Elisa Abrams, embodies the ideals of positive, quality, comprehensive Jewish education. We have been recognized by the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism as a “Framework for Excellence” School. Both in and out of the classroom, we give our students the tools and experiences to be knowledgeable and concerned American Jews. We strive to guide each student in finding a source of significance and enrichment in Jewish living and in an appreciation for Israel and the Jewish community around the world.
As our children continue into young adulthood, Bar and Bat Mitzvah classes along with Kehillah and Confirmation are available. Here they apply what they have learned in our Hebrew School and begin to understand what it means to become responsible Jewish adults. Our young adults engage in learning “hot topics”, history, and ethics as well as participate in our Sunday Morning Minyan, tikkun olam projects, and supporting the programs open to the entire congregational community.
But, education at Congregation Beth Shalom is not limited to our youth alone. Adults are also encouraged to continue their Jewish learning through programs presented by our Rabbi Jacob Kraft Educational Foundation, the Delaware Valley Learning Institute at the Siegel JCC, or simply drop-in on Thursdays at noon or Saturdays following services for an informal Torah Study with Rabbi Michael, Cantor Elisa, or one of our many congregational lay-leaders. By popular request, Adult B’nai Mitzvah classes are now forming, contact Cantor Elisa for more information.
Bottom-line, Jewish Learning at Congregation Beth Shalom is Life-Long Jewish Learning and we look forward to having you join in.