K-12 Education

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At Temple Beth Torah, we are a community of lifelong learners. We welcome people of all ages and backgrounds to take part in opportunities for joyful study and meaningful engagement. We celebrate the diversity of our students, and we embrace the flexibility that is sometimes needed in modern-day learning settings.

We believe that Judaism is a rich tradition that is meant to be lived. Our experiential approach to learning therefore emphasizes inquiry, creativity, and hands-on learning. 

Torah Time

For our learners 8 and under, we have this once-a-month community learning series called Torah Time. Torah Time friends will come together monthly at Temple Beth Torah for music, Torah stories, crafts, and snacks. Join Morah Cheryl and Rabbi Zoe for fun-filled Shabbat Mornings from 10:30am to Noon on the following five Saturdays: 10/22, 11/19, 12/17, 1/21, and 2/25.

 

Cost for these five sessions is $36 per family unit, and advanced registration is required to attend.

 

For questions, please contact Morah Cheryl at vpmembership@bethtorah-fremont.org.

K through 7th Grade Religious Education at Temple Beth Torah

At Temple Beth Torah, we value learning in community and one-on-one. The learning we do together is rooted in our love of Judaism and our Jewish values. Here are some of the topics covered in our learning together:

  • a love of Jewish tradition (holidays, prayers, rituals, Torah)

  • a foundation of the Hebrew language 

  • a joyful relationship with the rhythm of Jewish life

  • a curiosity about diversity within the Jewish world

  • a sense of belonging and engagement with the synagogue community

  • a strong sense of Jewish values and how they are put into action to help others and make the world a better place (tikkun olam)

 

For students in grades K through 7, our Sunday learning experience is shared with and held at Congregation Beth Emek, a Reform congregation in nearby Pleasanton with whom we often partner. Grades K through 4 meet Sunday mornings from 9:45am to Noon. Grades 5 through 7 meet on Sunday evenings from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

Our Hebrew learning takes place one-on-one between a student and their teacher virtually on Zoom during the week at a mutually convenient, agreed-upon time. We understand that learning languages can be difficult, and this allows students to get the individualized attention and support that they may need. 

For more information and to register your child(ren), please click here

 

8th through 12th grade

Starting in 2021, Temple Beth Torah began its Teen Intern Initiative. Post-B'nai Mitzvah teens were able to use their individual skill sets and interests to contribute to our community communications and social media research, temple history and document organizing projects, and

co-facilitating diversity programs at TBT. We are looking into additional social and educational teen programing. Please keep your eyes peeled for more details to come. If your teen is interested in an internship or other learning opportunities, please contact Rabbi Zoe at rabbizoemccoon@bethtorah-fremont.org.