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 Rabbis 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. Read Rabbi Pinsky’s letter to the B’ShERT Religious School community & prospective families for the 2021-22 school year.
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, fill out our interest form or call the office. 

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. The B’Yachad sessions will be held on Zoom until further notice.

Intro to Judaism Class

Rabbi Sue Oren leads our Intro to Judaism class co-sponsored among many Brooklyn congregations including B’ShERT.

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!

Registration details here.

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

Tuesday at 1:00 pm, taught by Rabbi Pinsky. 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.