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Beth El Hebrew School

Beth El Hebrew School provides meaningful Jewish learning for all ages, focused on Jewish values and Torah ideals.  Our highly qualified staff inspire students to become life-long learners and proud Jews.  We cultivate a caring, child-centered environment with a strong emphasis on recognizing individual learning styles.  Each student is challenged to reach their potential and encouraged to take on Mitzvot to make a strong bond to Judaism as a way of life.  Our family education programming creates authentic Jewish family experiences for all ages and all members participating.  Hebrew School graduates go on to actively participate in their communities beyond Beth El with a strong sense of kinship to the Jewish people and Eretz Yisrael. Classes meet on Sunday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. 

Contact Hebrew School Director Susan Finks with questions.

Our Curriculum

Mechina - Pre-K & Kindergarden 

  • Learn about the world of Jewish Holidays and the Hebrew Alphabet
  • Explore basic Jewish concepts and rituals
  • Stories, music, games, and puzzles bring lessons to life
  • Lessons about Shabbat and the fundamentals of the Synagogue

 

Alef - First Grade

  • Increase familiarity with Hebrew Alphabet through visual and entertaining lessons
  • Integrated curriculum including Torah, Prayer, Israel, History, and Holidays
  • Reinforcement of basic vocabulary and concepts in Jewish living
  • Students are challenged to discover their own path to a relationship with G-d, Torah, and Judaism

Bet & Gimmel - Second  & Third Grade

  • Learn to read and to write Hebrew with the weekly Torah portion.
  • Study the High Holidays, Pesach, Shavuot and Shabbat.
  • Learn about Israel's history, geography, and culture
  • Sing Tefillah, engage in art projects, cooking, meaningful games, etc.
  • Discover the history of each prayer, the meaning of the words, and how to chant it.
  • Learning is tailored to the individual needs of each student, and each student learns at their own pace. 

Daled & Hey - Fourth & Fifth Grade

  • Focus on the weekly Parsha with more depth as well as holiday learning
  • Learn to read Hebrew prayer with fluency
  • Connect more deeply to Judaism and thinking about Jewish ideas more deeply

 

Vov & Zayen - Sixth & Seventh Grade

  • Diving deeply into the meaning behind holidays with Talmudic and historic perspectives
  • Students delve into Jewish ethics and engage in social action projects
  • Students learn the stories of the Holocaust with Jewish literature and art
  • An emphasis on Hebrew Tefillah as well as becoming more fluent in Hebrew skills

Hebrew School Registration

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Section A: Family Contact Information

If there is a secondary contact, all emails and mailings will go to both contacts. In case of urgent need, the primary contact will be notified first

Section B: Student Enrollment Information
Student 1 Information
Information will not be shared publicly. Parents will be copied on all communication to students.
Information will not be shared publicly. Students will not be contacted independently from parents.
Does your child have allergies or medications we need to know about?
Please describe allergies and medications with dosage and timing.
Student 2 Information
Information will not be shared publicly. Parents will be copied on all communication to students.
Information will not be shared publicly. Students will not be contacted independently from parents.
Does your child have allergies or medications we need to know about?
Please describe allergies and medications with dosage and timing.
Student 3 Information
Information will not be shared publicly. Parents will be copied on all communication to students.
Information will not be shared publicly. Students will not be contacted independently from parents.
Does your child have allergies or medications we need to know about?
Please describe allergies and medications with dosage and timing.
Student 4 Information
Information will not be shared publicly. Parents will be copied on all communication to students.
Information will not be shared publicly. Students will not be contacted independently from parents.
Does your child have allergies or medications we need to know about?
Please describe allergies and medications with dosage and timing.
Section C: Release Forms

By signing my name below, my child(ren) have permission to participate in the Hebrew School at Beth El Congregation. In consideration of my child(ren)'s acceptance as a religious school student, I hereby waive any and all claims against Beth El Congregation, its agents and its employees that may arise out of any injury, loss or damage suffered by my child(ren) during any religious school activity. I hereby authorize the Education Director, or person designated by the Education Director, to obtain emergency medical care for my child(ren) in the event such care is indicated. I give my permission for my child(ren) to receive emergency medical care by any nurse, doctor, paramedic or member of a medical staff of a hospital licensed by the State of Arizona. I understand that every effort will be made to notify a parent/guardian prior to treatment.

I certify that my child(ren) is(are) in good physical health. They have my permission to participate in all activities that are part of the regular religious school program.

By typing my name, I confirm I have read, understand and agree to the above.
Media Release

From time to time your child’s photo may be taken in our classrooms or special events.  We use these photos in the synagogue newsletters, on our synagogue website as well as our Facebook groups and other publicity materials.

Section D: Congregation Community

The work of raising and educating Jewish children cannot be done in our school alone, but is a project of the school, the family, and the Beth El community. You are not just registering your child(ren) for school today, but your entire family.  When you come into the building and spend time learning and volunteering with us, you are affirming that Jewish learning is a lifelong process and that we are all on the same team in creating these experiences for them. 

We have several days during the course of the year on which parents can participate in programs with our Hebrew School. We appreciate any and all volunteer time you can provide.

Are you interested in being contacted to help out with various volunteer opportunities throughout the year?

By checking this box, I agree to follow all policies and procedures including those related to COVID-19 mitigation instituted by Beth El and its Hebrew School. Policies and procedures will be updated as the pandemic continues. The current policy will be provided to you on the first day of school and will be updated as needed.
Section E: Payment Information
Thank you for registering as a new family! Your student's first year of tuition is complimentary. A book fee of $75 per student will be added to your account once your registration is received and processed. Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Nanci Siegel Manson (nsiegelmanson@bethelphoenix.com or (602) 944-3359 ext. 123), if you have any questions prior to the start of Hebrew School. See you there!
There are many impediments to Jewish education but finances should never be one. We are very happy to discuss financial aid options for any family that may require tuition assistance. If you select yes, you will be directed to discuss your payment ability confidentially with the Executive Director.
Please contact Executive Director, Alicia Moskowitz, at amoskowitz@bethelphoenix.com.

Please note: A book fee of $75 per student will be added to your account once your registration is received and processed.

 

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