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Education

photo by Ken Brown
photo by Ken Brown
Your home for Jewish Education is just around the corner.
 
 
B’ShERT offers a full religious school curriculum from K through high school graduation including Bar/Bat Mitzvah (b’nei mitzvah), Confirmation, and a post-Confirmation high school program. Adults of all ages learn with our Adult Education programs, our Intro to Judaism classes, trips and museum visits, and special events with authors, academics, artists, culinary experts and more! Study for conversion is one on one with our Rabbi by arrangement. High school and college students can gain valuable volunteer experience through our Madrich/Madricha school assistant program. There’s something for everyone at B’ShERT!
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
Students 8 years + up have midweek Hebrew instruction, usually delivered via distance learning on Zoom. 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 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, fill out our interest form or call the office. Fall 2022 application forms will be available in early August. Our schedule for the year is online.

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!

For more information, call the Temple Office at (718) 282-1596 or email office@bshert.org.

B’Yachad: Together— Discussion for Adults. Led by Rabbi Hoover. Saturdays at 10 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. The B’Yachad sessions are hybrid, and may be attended on Zoom or in person (COVID vaccination proof required).

Introduction to Judaism Class

Rabbi Sue Oren leads our community Introduction to Judaism class, co-sponsored by B’ShERT and many other Brooklyn congregations.

The curriculum is designed to give you access to concepts, vocabulary and observances that are central to Judaism. Explore the holy and the historical, inherited texts and contemporary issues, rhythms of the calendar and of our lives in this seminar-style course. All knowledge levels welcome!

Contact Rabbi Oren for registration details at introclass@earthlink.net.

B’ShERT Book Club is hosted by members to discuss books with Jewish themes or Jewish authors.

Contact the Temple for dates, titles and Zoom links! Free to attend.

Torah Study: A deep dive into Torah using the JPS Commentators’ Bible with lively discussion and debate (and often laughter). Dive in anytime!

Thursdays at 1:00 pm, led by Rabbi Hoover. Contact the office for the weekly Zoom information.

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.