Today is July 21, 2017 -

Welcome Back to BESTT

Dear BESTT Parents and Students,

As I begin my fith 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 continue to implement trimesters and a more experiential learning environment.

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

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, they are available in the BESTT office.  If you need a hard copy, they are available in the BESTT office.

My very best wishes to everyone for a successful school year in 2016-2017.
Eadie Tsabari, Director of Congregational Learning