Welcome to our Sunday School and Hebrew School Program, which is jointly sponsored by Temple Beth-El of Jersey City and Temple Beth Am of Bayonne. Children in our joint program benefit from the experience and enthusiasm of our rabbinic and teaching staff, and during the course of the year embark on a curriculum that complements the Jewish calendar. Click HERE to see some of the highlights of the past years.
Talk to us about the 5773 (2012-2013) school year.
We'd love to have your children join us.
Please contact Rabbi Gladstone at Temple Beth Am (201-858-2020) or Rabbi Hachen at Temple Beth-El (201-333-4229) for membership and enrollment information
or submit our on-line inquiry.
The calendar for the 2012-2013 school year is available
The whole family is part of the learning experience in our religious school. Last year's Pesach family ed session is a good example.
Who is eligible to attend? Any child whose family belongs to either Temple Beth-El or Temple Beth Am. For membership information contact, Temple Beth-El, 201-333-4229 or Temple Beth Am, 201-858-2020.
When do the classes meet? The Religious School classes for grades K - 7 meet on Sunday morning from 9:30 am - 12 noon.
Teachers include Rabbi Debby Hachen, Kay Magilavy, Mazie Ferreira-da Silva, Hara Benjamin-Garritano, and Jennifer Schaeffer.
Where do the classes meet? The classes meet at Temple Beth-El (both in the house and sanctuary buildings), which is located at 2419 JF Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, between Bentley Ave. and Harrison Avenue (one block from Communipaw).
What is taught? The curriculum includes Jewish history, holidays, ethics & Jewish values, the Torah, as well as Hebrew reading skills and prayer. Family Education programs are also offered throughout the year.
What is the role of the parent? Materials are sent home, which will enable parents to reinforce what is taught in the classroom, and particularly to coach their children with Hebrew basics. We also ask parents' participation in our Family Education programs and Family Services.
What are the fees? Once a family joins one of the congregations, the tuition for religious school is $275. No family will be prevented from enrolling a child in our school if there is a financial hardship. Families with such concerns should contact their rabbi, and can be assured that all inquiries will be kept in strict confidence.
When is registration? PRE-registration is open now, so contact either Rabbi Hachen, 201-333-4229 of Temple Beth-El in Jersey City or Rabbi Gladstone, 201-858-2020, of Temple Beth Am in Bayonne. They are available to answer any questions or to provide further information.