At Temple Beth Hillel, we believe each individual has both the right and the ability to claim the richness and heritage of Judaism in order to gain a sense of self-understanding. Rabbi Eleanor Steinman, Director of Religious Education at TBH, is happy to meet with you to talk about our program and answer any questions you might have. Please feel free to contact her at (818) 763-9148, ext. 141.
Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be launching soon.
Two new programs for the 2017-2018 school year
Introducing Next Dor. After extensive research and discussion with teens, parents, and market research we are introducing a brand new 8th-12th grade program, Next Dor (dor means generation). Next Dor is an elective-based program that will take place on Sundays from 12:00pm-1:30pm. Each session we will gather together for lunch and then learners will be able to choose three electives each year.
Introducing Ozrim. The program that was once called Madrichim is now Ozrim, literally helpers or aids. Each ozer/ozeret will receive community service hours and a stipend each semester provided the Ozer/Ozeret complies with the Brit Kehillah and the 80% absence policy (all of this is further detailed in the “Religious School Family Handbook”). In addition, Ozrim serve as role models in our learning environments and model lifelong Jewish learning as each ozer/ozeret is also enrolled in Next Dor. One trimester each year of Next Dor will be spent in ongoing professional development. Ozrim-in-Training will also happen during one trimester of Next Dor for any 8th grader interested in participating in Ozrim during his/her high school years.
Our school mission is to have Jewish life play a rich and vital role in the lives of both our students and their families. We strive to fulfill this mission through song and prayer, art and dance, laughter and joy, field trips and dialogues, friendships and memories.
Building a sense of Jewish community among our students is also an important program goal. Students will partake in an integrated experience of learning, socializing and living in the Jewish faith, when they attend our Family Education Programs, t’filah (prayer services), Holiday celebrations, Mitzvah Day, Shabbat dinners, “The Seder in the Desert” conclave retreats and so much more!
As we work together, we encourage both our students and their families to continue learning and incorporating our shared heritage into their daily lives. We wish you a year of health and happiness.