Beth Jacob Hebrew School
Imagine a Hebrew School where kids don’t want to miss a day. They come in with a smile and leave humming a Jewish song. Picture a group of Jewish children engaged in lively discussion, singing, and laughter.
Welcome To Beth Jacob Hebrew School!
Our Hebrew School prides itself on a unique approach in educating Jewish values to the children. Through song, drama, and arts, your child will love the ideas and ideals they study each week. We hope that by year’s end, along with the Aleph-Bet, Holiday learning, Jewish Values, and Hebrew literacy, your child will have developed a deep love and respect for our precious heritage. We encourage you, as a parent, to get involved, ask questions, and keep in touch with our school.
Time has come and all of us at Beth Jacob are happy to announce that Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now OPEN!
This Hebrew school year is planned to start in September 2020, yet it is still undecided whether the classes will be physical or online. We will make sure to keep you posted and let you know about any change or decision, and would love to hear your opinion about your comfort level and how you would like things to be this year.
To sign up for the 2020-2021 Hebrew School year, simply click the "Join Us" button under the logo and fill out the form. To contact us click the "Say Hello" button.
Director of Education
Message From The Rabbi
Why send our children to Sunday School? The answer for me:
Tisha B’Av/The Fast of Av
Torah (the five Books of Moses): is for many a religious book, hard to understand and
questionable as to its validity today. And yet Torah is the best ‘How to...’ guide on living
well in the community. It contains within it a historical understanding of our genesis/our
beginnings and our purpose/our special gift as a people. In it are lessons on how to
treat ourselves, each other, and our planet. It does this on a practical, ethical, and
spiritual level. It speaks to the creative challenges that face each generation. It is among
other things about learning peaceful coexistence through the dignity of our differences.
Tikkun (repair): is contained within Torah. It teaches us our role in good stewardship of
our world, something badly in need of our attention for the future existence of our planet
and the next generations.
Tisha B’Av (The Fast of Av): is the day when we remember and mourn the loss of the
Temple in Jerusalem. It is just one of many tragedies that have afflicted our people over
the millennia, the most recent being the Holocaust. Today when Anti-semitism continues
to raise its ugly head, as it does in every generation, it serves as a reminder that the
Holocaust should not be allowed to happen again and not just to us but to anyone. We
need to ensure that our children learn this lesson and combat hate.
Let me add one more element:
Tikvah (Hope): for a better world and the well being of your children.
Enroll your children in our Sunday School. This is the first step to leaving your children a
Jewish Legacy, tools they will need to make this a better world for themselves and their
Rabbi Jeremy Parnes