Education

 

Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim provides a variety of options for
study and growth for adults and young people alike.

 Religious School

Developing a child's Jewish identity is the principal aim of our religious school. KKBE has an outstanding Reform Jewish curriculum and provides a comprehensive program of Jewish education for youngsters ranging from kindergarten to 10th grade confirmation.

Religious School Classes are held on Sunday mornings from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  The CHAI curriculum, published by URJ Press, forms the backbone of our curriculum. Additional materials on holidays and history, along with music and special programs, create a program that combines a thorough Jewish education in a joyful environment. At all levels there is emphasis on the joy and importance of being Jewish in today's world.

Religious School Registration Form 5777 2016 - 2017

Religious School Tuition Payment Page

Hebrew Class

For students planning to become Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Hebrew classes are held on Sunday mornings from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.  Five levels of instruction are offered. Hebrew competence is a requirement for Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation. Most students enroll in Hebrew classes beginning in the third grade.

 B'nai Mitzvah

Our B'nei Mitzvah coordinator and our Rabbis work extensively with each young person and with his/her family to maximize the experience, value and success of this major life-cycle event. Each Bar/Bat Mitzvah candidate must be a student in good standing in our Religious School, commit  to completing his/her Jewish studies through the tenth grade (Confirmation), as well as a course of individualized instruction with the Rabbi. Candidates' families must be KKBE members at the time a ceremony is scheduled, which typically is three years in advance of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Confirmation takes place at the end of the tenth grade. Confirmands meet regularly with the Rabbi to study what it means to be a modern Jew.  Areas of study include theology, Reform Jewish philosophy, ancient and modern Jewish history.  At the conclusion of the year, the confirmands lead the congregation in a service created in part by the class, thereby affirming their faith in Judaism.

 

Adult Education

Jewish education is life-long and a valued aspect of congregational life. Adult programming includes Torah study, life-long learning on a wide variety of topics, an annual retreat, and other adult education classes.

Spring 2017 Adult Education Brochure