We strive to create an enjoyable and meaningful Jewish learning experience at Beth El. From nursery workshop through post-confirmation, Beth El's children are provided with the tools of Jewish living. Through the study of Torah, Hebrew, history, ethics, prayer, social action and tzedakah, we teach our youth the Jewish faith and tradition and work to forge a long-term bond and commitment to Jewish culture.
Our teachers provide a warm, positive and fun environment that fosters enthusiasm for Jewish learning through an interactive classroom setting, art, music, family programs, and field trips. For more information contact me,
RELIGIOUS SCHOOL REGISTRATION
Beth El members are encouraged to enroll new or returning students through our online registration. Please review the Religious School Online Registration Tutorial for instructions. Tuition increases by $50 for each student enrolling after July 31, 2014.
Families that are not members of Beth El Hebrew Congregation may enroll their children in grades Kindergarten through second grade by completing and submitting the appropriate forms and payment. Interested non members should contact the Religious School at 703-370-6644 or
Whether registering online (members) or through paper forms (non members), these additional registration documents. must also be submitted as indicated. Members registering online will find a link to these documents on the screen where a class is selected.For a breakdown of religious school costs by grade, see the Tuition and Payment Form.
Tuition and Payment FormsAdditional Registration FormsOnline Registration TutorialAdult Hebrew Classes: Registration Form
RELIGIOUS SCHOOLHEBREW LINKS
First Grade Vocabulary Second Grade Vocabulary Second Grade Text, Part ISecond Grade Text, Part II
Third Grade VocabularyThird Grade Text
Fourth Grade TextFourth Grade Hebrew Notebook
Fifth Grade Hebrew Notebook
Sixth Grade Hebrew Notebook
Classes begin when students enter Kindergarten and continue through post-Confirmation (11th and 12th grade).
Primary grades (K thru 3rd) meet on Sunday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Grades 4 thru 7 meet on Sunday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and Wednesday evening from 6:15 p.m.to 8 p.m.
Grades 8 through 10 (Confirmation) meet on Sunday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Grades 11 and 12 meet together once a month for one hour.
Families who are not former or current members of Beth El Hebrew Congregation may enroll children in Religious School from Kindergarten through second grade at a higher tuition.
Successful Jewish learning is only possible by recruiting and retaining dedicated and knowledgeable Jewish Educators. Beth El is blessed with a cadre of Jewish educators who provide the "teaching moments" that last a lifetime.
Hear what our teachers have to say about their classroom experiences at Beth El:
Follow these links for Cantor Steinberg's mp3 prayers and notebooks by grade.
The religious school's mission focuses on teaching:* Torah: to focus on the moral behaviors, values, history and wisdom which are the foundation of Judaism.* Hebrew Literacy: to be able to participate in services, while gaining an understanding of the prayers and developing a connection to Hebrew as the language of the Jewish people.* History and Israel: to develop a sense of belonging to the Jewish community, past, present and future; developing an identity as part of a local and international Jewish community whose center is the State of Israel.* Traditions, Customs, Holidays: to learn and participate in traditions, customs and holiday observances that have cultural and historical meaning, and to find personal meaning within their own families' lives.* Mitzvot and Tikkun Olam: to teach the importance of living a moral life by doing acts of loving kindness and repairing the world through social action.* Reform Judaism: to provide an enduring understanding of the tenets of Reform Judaism.* God: to help students begin to develop their personal theology and relationship with God through prayer, study and acts of loving kindness.
The Religious School has teamed up with Beanetics, a coffee roaster in Annandale, to sell three (3) gourmet coffees to help raise funds in support of our school.
Beanetics imports organic, fair trade, whole beans and roasts them daily in their store. Java Order Form.
Beth El Hebrew Congregation 3830 Seminary Road Alexandria, VA 22304 (703) 370-9400