BOARD OF EDUCATION FAMILY PROGRAMS
Designed for All of Our Families, Young and Old
Temple B’nai Israel offers religious education through Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Confirmation. At our school, your child will experience small class sizes and a complete curriculum, including Hebrew with Prayers, Bible, Jewish Values/Ethics, and Customary Traditions of our Jewish Heritage as well as Israel, Synagogue Life, and Holidays.
Both Judaica studies and Hebrew classes are provided. In addition, Rabbi Friedman is available for tutoring and study.
We strive to give our students a strong foundation of Jewish knowledge. Furthermore, we provide a comprehensive education so children will always value their heritage and develop a life-long connection to Judaic practice. Our commitment is to convey an understanding of this shared responsibility for the future of the Jewish people in Israel and throughout the world.
Please call (630) 892-2450 or email email@example.com to learn more about our religious school.
For All Adults of Every Religious Identity
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.
Classes led by Rabbi Friedman
Rabbinic Judaism - Mondays 7:00 - 8:30 pm (Zoom)
This group chooses Jewish texts, generally in Hebrew with a free translation by the Rabbi. We are currently completing the study of the 8th century Midrash Pirkei d'Rabbi Eliezer, which retells some of the biblical stories with rabbinic embellishments. Past sessions included studying the Book of First Maccabees, selections from Maimonides' law code, the Mishneh Torah, and an overview of rabbinic texts. The class welcomes new people to join us and soon will select the next text for study.
Basic Judaism - Wednesday 4:00pm - 5:30pm at the Temple
This is an Introductory class on Judaism that covers the sources of Jewish tradition, the calendar and holidays, Shabbat observance, the synagogue and prayer, keeping kosher, and various other traditions that are part of Jewish life. It is open to Jews who seek additional knowledge of our religion as well as to non-Jewish partners or people of other faiths who are interested in studying the basics of Judaism. It is a prerequisite for those seeking conversion.
Open to the Public and Welcoming to All
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.
Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 Course Information
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