Today is September 23, 2017 -

– Welcome Back to BESTT

Dear BESTT Parents and Students,

As I begin my sixth year as Director of Congregational Learning at Beth El Synagogue, I am excited to watch as our school continues to build into a cohesive community. More and more people are participating in our school and social activities, and we can see more students choosing to stay part of the Beth El Family long after their B’nai Mitzvah dates. Children learn from their parents, and I am so thankful to all of those parents who volunteer with our youth activities and make sure that their children stay involved. One of my wise teachers once said, “Judaism isn’t a choice, it’s a lifestyle.” We like to think that we are a second home to our students, and that they feel that they are an important part of what goes on at Beth El. We look forward to a year filled with learning, Ruach, and friendship.  Let’s make this the BESTT year ever!

BESTT will return to the two-semester format and continue with our experiential learning environment.

  • Semester I       September 10 – December 20
  • Semester II     January 7 – May 16

Sunday classes begin at 9:30 am sharp and end at 12:00 pm

Click here to access the complete BESTT Family Information Handbook. Included is important information for the coming religious school year.  Please familiarize yourself with its contents. It will address questions you may have pertaining to such items as the school calendar, Bar and Bat Mitzvah requirements, youth programming, attendance, behavior code, Junior Congregation and much more.  If you need a hard copy of the complete handbook, they are available in the BESTT office.

My very best wishes to everyone for a successful school year in 2017-2018.
Eadie Tsabari, Director of Congregational Learning