Education

photo by Ken Brown
photo by Ken Brown
B’ShERT’s Religious School is a welcoming and inclusive program that provides our children with an understanding and love for Judaism and its traditions. Children learn to appreciate the richness of Jewish heritage and to embrace the values of the Jewish faith. Registration for Fall 2019 is open now!
 
Shabbat morning classes focus on community-building and Jewish learning in a lively, interactive setting. All students attend class on Saturday mornings, including Shabbat services for families and children. 
 
Students 8 years + up have midweek Hebrew instruction, usually delivered via distance learning on Skype. Hebrew instruction is delivered chevrutah-style, with pairs of learners working intensively with the instructor. Direct instruction is supplemented with online games, quizzes and worksheets.
 

Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation includes direct instruction with Rabbi Pinsky or Rabbi Hoover. Confirmation classes are taught by Rabbi Hoover. Our High School program continues post-confirmation for those students who want even more in-depth instruction.

We approach every child as an individual—from personalized Hebrew instruction to enabling them to help conduct Shabbat morning services. Our focus on each child successfully integrates children with special needs.

If you are interested in enrolling your child, you can download a printable 2019 registration form or try our new online form. We also will have application forms available at our kickoff breakfast on the first day of Saturday classes, September 7 at 9:30 am.

Questions or comments? Please let us know.

Adult Education at B'ShERT

Do you consider yourself an adult? Do you still love the wonder of learning? Then do we have something for you!

To register for these courses call the Temple Office at (718) 282-1596 or email office@bshert.org.

B’Yachad: Together Discussion for Adults. Led by Rabbi Hoover. Some Saturdays at 9:45 am, adults of our community gather to discuss topics of interest. We learn more about each other and explore our various responses to the events in our lives and the world. (Banquet Hall).

Coming Attractions

Movies, movies, movies! See a movie and learn about it with a true movie maven: Joel Edelstein. Dates and titles TBA

Cooking Workshop—Gravlax: What it is and how to make it, with Saul Radow. Coming in May. Date, time, and cost will be emailed.

Additional Adult Education opportunities include the Sisterhood sponsored Brunch and Lecture Series held on monthly Shabbat mornings that are open to all. While the bagel brunch does not fulfill the definition of education, the lectures certainly do as they cover a broad spectrum of interesting and thought provoking topics. Check the Temple website for dates and topics.

Cost is $10 per Temple member and $15 per non member.

TBE Book Club is hosted by members in their homes to discuss books with Jewish themes or Jewish authors.

Contact the Temple for dates, titles and location.

No charge.

Torah Study of the Torah portion of the week with lively discussion and debate (and often laughter.

There are three opportunities each week: Tuesday at 1:00 pm taught by Sam Silverman and on Friday evenings at 7 pm or Saturday mornings at 10 am taught by Rabbi Hoover. Check the Temple website events page for the week by week schedule. Our Torah study notices (including the weekly parasha) are also posted on the Temple Facebook page.

Shiurim (Study Sessions): occasional lessons/discussions on Jewish topics. Past Shiurim have included sessions on holidays, current events, and ethical issues.Check the Temple calendar for dates.

Other opportunities include Israeli Dance led by Faigee Sash, on Monday evenings at 7:30 pm. $10 per session (first class free).

Taoist Tai Chi taught by Maggie Lee, Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm. Tuition to be arranged per student.