Shabbat is a wonderful time for the day school and TBE community to come together. Join us to welcome Shabbat in prayer, song and study. Some Friday evenings, we present a special speaker, have a congregational dinner or celebrate a special occasion. Once a month we host our Thank God It’s Shabbat (TGIS) service featuring our teen-led T’filah Band. On Saturdays, in addition to our full Shabbat service, we offer an intimate minyan and worship service followed by Torah study, as well as monthly Shabbat experiences that connect participants with nature and the arts. Worshippers of all ages are welcome at our services and babysitting is available most Friday evenings. Learn more >>
Holidays bring day school and TBE communities together through programming offered specifically for day school students and families as well as through services and celebration with the broader TBE community. From holiday-centered programming to carnivals to learning opportunities for all ages, there are many ways to celebrate and connect to the holidays at TBE throughout the year. Learn more >>
We all connect to our Jewish identities and tradition in different ways. Where will your Jewish journey take you this year?
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Temple Beth Elohim’s learning programs help our children take their day school experience to the next level as they begin to navigate their Jewish journeys and turn their passions into action. Sifrut (formerly Beit Midrash) provides an opportunity for families with students in grades 4 and 5 to explore their Jewish identities through peer to peer connections and Jewish fiction. Omanut engages students in grades 4 and 5 in exploring the intersection of their own creativity, Jewish learning and the arts. Tagliyot encourages students in grades 4 and 5 to explore, create and discover as they engage in innovative learning experiences and navigate their Jewish journey through the areas of science, technology, engineering, math and design thinking. We celebrate and honor our day school families and their commitment to Jewish learning and living, and encourage their active involvement and participation in grade-based community experiences throughout the year, including: shehechayanu moments marking learning milestones; JELY Jr. (junior youth group programming) with fun, innovative, experiential community building activities; as well as Shabbat dinners for families and students.
Our sixth and seventh graders begin to design the next adventures of their Jewish journeys in our B'Yachad (formerly BM3T) learning program. Students engage in acts of tikkun olam (repairing the world) by identifying their passions and interests and joining one of our Ma’asim Tovim (good works) groups to go out into the community and make a difference. Additionally, our JELY youth group and other special B'Yachad community programming cultivates strong friendships and connections to Jewish identity. Learn more >>
Havayah, the teen community at Temple Beth Elohim, honors post b'nai mitzvah teens as adults in the community and meets the needs of their busy lives by providing many options for engagement. Havayah combines the best of experiential education in a cohesive program that fosters Jewish identity development, community-building, leadership skills and deep connection to Jewish life. From interest-based groups (Chavurot) to leadership positions within the teen community, to Shabbat and Holiday experiences to community social events, teens find their connections to Temple Beth Elohim, and to each other, in a safe, caring, supportive environment. Learn more >>
Parents can shape their Jewish journeys at TBE, too! From classes, Shabbat services, tikkun olam opportunities, meditation, yoga, or our new Binah program, there are so many ways to make connections at TBE. Research shows that making a commitment to a fuller spiritual life will help you become happier, find new meaning, and experience more gratitude in your life. Jewish living and learning at TBE can help you do just that! Learn more >>