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Jewish Learning Center

Register for the 2022-23 JLC School Year!

First year of JLC is complimentary, for those who are
Temple Beth El members. First child only.  




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Our youngest learners focus their studies on our holidays, including the best one that happens every week—Shabbat!  We will plant trees for Tu B’shevat, create our own Challah covers for Shabbat, and sing all the songs that make our heart happy.  We will also work on our Hebrew letter scrap book to lay the foundation for our Hebrew learning, learn the prayers that we will say for our entire lives like the Shema and HaMotzi. 





This is the year to learn the lessons that Torah teaches.  Each week, we will investigate our fore parents like Adam and Eve and Abraham and Sarah to try to apply their good values into our own lives.  We will create our own Living Torah that will remind us to find the good in every situation.  Hebrew this year will reinforce our letters while adding our vowels to make fun sounds.





Fourth Grade's focus is Jewish Identity and Mitzvot. We explore all those things that make us Jewish and apply those concepts to our lives. It’s not just opening a book and reading about honoring our parents; it is going home and helping around the house and being polite. After reading about mitzvot, our students will learn by hands-on activities that give back to our community as well as the community around us. We will take an in-depth look at the ways we can incorporate good deeds in everyday life. We hope to take the lead at the JLC in our service learning and hopefully make a bigger contribution to our synagogue wide Mitzvah Day.  Our Hebrew learning works on foundational language acquisition, adding more prayers and words into our knowledge base. At the end of the year, we design a Siddur cover and a special JLC Shabbat, we will be presented with our very own Mishkan T’Filah (prayer book) that we will use on the day of our B'nai Mitzvah.



Our older learners focus on tikkun olam, repairing our world, and the responsibility of being good stewards to our only planet, and all the things that Torah teaches us to preserve what we have. For our Shabbats on the Beach, our Fifth and Sixth graders will lead the charge to clean up our environment and leave our spaces cleaner than the way we found them. They will be our leaders at our Tu B’shevat seder and teach all of us about the responsibility to preserve. By this year, our Hebrew will focus more on our prayers and feeling comfortable leading them during T’filah on Sundays and even for our Shabbats together, so that by the conclusion of Sixth Grade, our students will be fully prepared to become Bar or Bat Mitzvah in the year ahead.



As our learners mature into young men and women, we will spend our year exploring morals and ethics that reinforce our strong Jewish values. Each week, our students will explore a new topic in T’filah that centers around the idea of becoming a mensch, a good person.  We will discuss the Talmudic view, share our opinions, and rise to the occasion of growing ourselves into the leaders we are meant to be. With guest TBE stars, new music, and innovative ways to worship, T’filah is the cornerstone of our Jewish Learning on Sundays.  All are welcome to join our Kehilah Kedosha (Holy Community).



Our curriculum will be entirely student driven, where our kids will choose what they wish to discover. Anything from spirituality to hot topics like the Israeli/Palestinian conflict will be on the table for discussion. We may invite guest speakers to assist us in our exploration of Jewish Identity. If our students wish to connect with nursing home residents, we will. In addition to this all, our Seventh graders will continue their Bar/t Mitzvah preparation as well as dissect their Torah portions’ meanings.  

Fri, February 3 2023 12 Sh'vat 5783