Brith Sholom’s religious school provides a Jewish learning experience for children in kindergarten through seventh grade. Kindergarten, first, and second grades meet once a week on Sunday mornings. Grades three through seven have classes on Sunday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. Students are expected to attend Shabbat and holiday services.
For the current school year, Brith Sholom and Temple Beth El are combining their religious schools. All grades will meet at Beth El on Sunday mornings. The morning will include a prayer service, Hebrew class, and experiential program. On Wednesday afternoons, Brith Sholom grades three through seven, along with any Beth El students who wish to attend, will have a class that focuses on prayer book Hebrew. In addition, there will be a short segment that emphasizes spoken Hebrew focusing on words and phrases.
Celebration of bar or bat mitzvah
The celebration of the bar or bat mitzvah is seen as a communal as well as family milestone. Generally, a student will seek a bar or bat mitzvah date and training with Rabbi Michael Singer, which will include learning to chant Torah and Haftarah, lead parts of the prayer service and write a d’var Torah.
Rabbi Singer directs the Brith Sholom religious school and teaches in both of the school’s locations. In addition, we are delighted to have as teachers at Brith Sholom:
Very popular among her students in our religious school … Native speaker of Hebrew … Special ed. teacher for the public schools. Married to Ilan, with three children. Travels to Israel every two years. “I wish it was more!” she says with longing.
For family Jewish learning at home: www.babaganewz.com.
Religious school calendar 5779 (2018/2019)
Please note that all Sundays* will be at Temple Beth El in Allentown
& all Wednesdays will be at Congregation Brith Sholom
(30 Sundays and 30 Wednesdays)
12, 16*, 23*, 26, 30*
3, 7*, 10, 14*, 17, 21*, 24, 28*, 31
4*, 7, 11*, 14, 18*, 28
2*,5 Chanukah Program @ CBS, 9*, 12, 16*, 19
6*, 13*, 16, 20*, 23, 27*, 30
3*, 6, 10*, 13, 20, 24*, 27
3*, 6, 10*-Hamantashen Bake @ Beth El, 13, 17*, 20-Purim @ CBS, 24*, 27, 31*
3, 7*-Beth El Model Seder, 10, 14-CBS Model Seder @ Atria, 17, 28*
1, 5*, 15, 19*
Confirmation Program 2018 – 2019
THIS IS NOT RELIGIOUS SCHOOL! Open only to 8th – 12th Graders. Come and enjoy dinner, some Jewish learning, discussions, field trips, and creative projects with your friends and Rabbi Singer. This year we will explore the theme of: Leadership in Action – the Jewish Community & the Character of Leadership.
Study Program: This year we will explore the different agencies and organizations that make up the Jewish community as well as what qualities and character traits it takes to be an effective leader. We will study traditional Jewish texts on leadership as well as the latest best practices and research on leadership. We also will have a number of community leaders come as guests.
Where: CBS Library
When: Thursday afternoons from 5:30pm – 7:00pm
October 4, 18
November 1, 15
December 6, 20
January 17, 31
February 7, 21
March 7, 28
April 4, 18
May Confirmation Trip TBD
Cost: $100 per student, which will cover books and dinners
(As always we will work with anyone who needs)