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High School
General Information

Beth El Synagogue High School of Jewish Studies

2019-2020 (5779-5780)

Staff
Rabbi Abraham, Hazzan Krausman, Glen Fineman, Scott Littky, Eadie Tsabari, Ron Lugasy (community Shalicha), Becky Kahn, Jaime Skogg

Location, Dates and Times
Beth El Synagogue
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Semester I
September 4 -December 18

Semester II
January 8 – May 13

Evening Schedule
In an effort to give teachers adequate time for their classes and to get you home a little earlier, this is our new evening schedule:

Class I
6:30—7:10 pm

Break/Snack
7:10– 7:15 pm

Class II
7:15– 8:00 pm

Dinner Nights – The first Wednesday of the Month
We will meet from 6:15 to 6:30 pm for dinner and an occasional program. Dinner nights at Beth El are as follows:

  • September 4
  • October 2
  • November 6
  • December 4
  • December20*
  • January 8
  • February 5
  • March 4
  • April 1

The cost for the dinner program is included in the registration fee. Please note that regular classes are still held from 6:30 – 8:00 pm on Dinner Nights.

*You are invited to the Beth El Chanukah Dinner on Dec 20. Your dinner is included in your registration fee. You need to RSVP online and let us know you are coming.

Graduation
Please mark your calendars today for our Beth El Graduation and Teacher Appreciation Shabbat. We will celebrate our graduates on Friday, May 1. Food and awards will be at 5 pm and services will be at 6 pm.

Merit Scholarship
The BESTT High School of Jewish Studies Merit Scholarship Program rewards those students who choose to develop their own base of Jewish knowledge and experience outside the framework of the formal classes.
Initial meeting date: Sunday, August 25, 11:00 – 11:30 am

Volunteer Opportunities
We know you need volunteer hours at your public schools. Beth El needs you! And you can have fun too. Please become a Beth El volunteer and mentor to our younger kids.

Madrechim Program
Beginning in 8th Grade students have the opportunity to serve as Madrechim (in class assistants) on Sunday mornings at BESTT.  Your first year as Madrichim, you serve as a volunteer. In subsequent years you will be paid, upon repayment of your Service Grant/Merit Scholarship/USY scholarships. Your first year as Madrechim will be considered a training period. Therefore, if you didn’t start in 8th grade but begin serving as Madrichim in 9th grade, your 9th grade year is your volunteer/training year and in 10th grade you begin to be compensated.