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Designed for children from ages four to sixteen

At Temple B’nai Israel, children study together and learn on an individual basis as they form Jewish identities. In the process, these young students also develop lasting friendships with other Jewish kids. In addition, because our teacher/student ratio is impressively low, we're able to encourage such beneficial relationships while tailoring lessons to meet any learning style. Each student can expect plenty of personalized attention to get the most out of this rich educational experience.


Furthermore, the valuable opportunities to grow extend beyond the classroom itself. Frequent family lunches, Shabbat dinners and participation in Friday night family services give kids and their parents a wonderful chance to get to know each other. These are the valuable building blocks that shape a productive Jewish community. And Temple B'nai Israel is committed to providing the foundation of this priceless Jewish understanding, starting with a thoughtfully designed education. 

Our students learn what it means to be Jews in today's world by participating in Jewish life. Our emphasis on experiential learning invites social action that springs from our values, reflecting our heritage, meaningful participation in services, hands-on exploration of traditions and rituals as well as plenty of memorable chances to celebrate.


For all adults, no matter your beliefs

Temple B'nai Israel's focus on education involves the adults in our community, too. Jewish traditions, various aspects of contemporary Judaism and a meaningful awareness of the Jewish holidays can be approached from many fascinating directions. That's why TBI offers an extensive series of classes members and non-members may enjoy. The goal is to provide a deeper understanding of Jewish principles that can be applied to daily life.

From thoughts on the Sabbath to interpretations of Jewish laws, Rabbi Edward Friedman has important insights that will keep you both informed and enlightened. His classes are designed to give you more of an in-depth appreciation of what it means to be Jewish today's world.

Contact us today and discover how you can participate in our ongoing adult education programs.


Open to the public

Temple B'nai Israel offers Hebrew courses at basic, intermediate and advanced levels. These specialized classes are open to the entire local community. Additionally, they're intended for participants of all faiths, ages ten and up. (Please note: exceptions can be made for younger children who attend classes together with their parents.) 


Each course is presented in twenty hours of classroom time. This is a great opportunity for parents and/or children to take their Hebrew skills to the next level while learning important facts about this wonderful and holy language.