The Beth El Talmud Torah is always aiming to find creative, interactive ways to help students learn and grow. Our teachers are Beth El members and local university students, and they bring a wealth of experience from their work in Jewish summer camps, schools, and youth groups.
On any given day in the Beth El Talmud Torah, students might be working on photography projects, making films about Jewish history, measuring the dimensions of Noah’s ark, performing plays, cooking traditional Jewish foods, learning Torah Trope from an iPhone app, or building sukkot out of legos.
From September through May, students in our Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st grade classes meet on Sunday mornings from 9:30 am-12:30 pm Students in grades 2-6 attend class on Wednesday afternoons from 4:40-6:20 pm in addition to Sunday mornings. Our 7th grade class meets on select Friday evenings as well as on Sunday mornings. On Sundays, the 7th grade class begins in the 9:30 am minyan. Click here to read excerpts from the essays written by the 2016 Kitah Zayin class.
Talmud Torah and b’nii mitzvah prep are overseen by our Interim Education and Youth Director, Alexandra Bicks.
*Please note that Talmud Torah is continuing virtually to begin the 2020-2021 school year and the schedule may be slightly different. Contact Alexandra if you have any questions*
To learn more about our Talmud Torah program check out these helpful handouts and forms:
2020-2021 Class Materials:
Click here for information on how to to join your virtual classes!
October 18, 2020
“We chose Beth El as our community because we all feel so comfortable here. Both of our kids are happy here, we all have friends here, our girls (and my wife) love learning here. They love being here and they love helping out and volunteering alongside my wife and me. They are always excited to walk in the door whether it is for class, services, a youth group event, or basically any other event. We love watching them lead services from the bimah or come home humming a new prayer they learned. We love that this school finds a way to integrate creative, engaging, exciting ways of teaching Jewish holidays, Hebrew language and prayers, Bible, history, culture and more!”
Dr. Eric Lipp, parent
Beth El is grateful to Sam Gross for making a donation to endow the Third Grade teaching position in memory of his beloved wife and former Beth El Talmud Torah teacher, Hudi Gross. Sam was honored at the end of the Talmud Torah siyyum on May 3, 2015. The video of the presentation is below:
End of Talmud Torah Montage 2017-2018. The video is below: