Today is December 14, 2019 -

– Welcome Back to BESTT

Dear BESTT Parents and Students,

As I begin my eighth 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.” And to add to that, I have learned “the more you participate, the more you belong”. Both are so true and both are so obvious. 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 have two semesters and continue with our experiential learning environment.

  • Semester I       September 4 – December 22
  • Semester II     January 8 – May 17

Sunday classes begin at 9:30 am sharp and end at 12:00 pm
Be respectful to our teachers and be here on time. It is difficult to have class when people drift in late.

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 2019-2020.
Eadie Tsabari, Director of Congregational Learning