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– Philosophy & Mission

BESTT Philosophy

We, at Beth El Synagogue, consider the education of our children to be among our primary objectives. We seek to shape sincere, committed and educated Jews in order to ensure the continuity of the Jewish people and of our heritage, while at the same time maintaining the Conservative movement’s principles. We, as Jews, are links in a long chain of tradition and history, which has endured for thousands of years, and hopefully, will endure for thousands more.

Our program transmits the ideals and ideas inherent in Judaism in numerous effective and creative ways. By providing a loving and supportive atmosphere in which our children can study about their heritage, we hope to instill in our students a sense of pride in who they are, and a feeling of responsibility and caring for the continuity of the Jewish people.

Learning can only be accomplished through a partnership between the school, the child and the home.

Our parents are given the opportunity to participate in many facets of their children’s Jewish education. Through family education programs, workshops, adult education opportunities, and congregational celebrations, we can all work together to become partners in the important task of passing along our heritage to our children. We want our children to cherish their Judaism. Together with our children, we want to celebrate and discover all that is sacred and wonderful in Jewish life.

BESTT Mission Statement

The mission of the Beth El Synagogue Talmud Torah is to provide experiential opportunities for our youth and their families to discover the richness of Jewish life,  develop positive Jewish identities, learn the skills needed to practice Conservative Judaism and transmit its precepts and values to the next generation.

  • Trimester I – August 28-December 21
  • Trimester II – January 8 – March 29
  • Trimester III – April 1-May 21