Temple Beth El

Family Involvement

Family Education Days
We continue our successful program of Family Education Days throughout our Torah School. Parents are invited and encouraged to come to Torah School during the year to study and to learn with their child(ren).

Each grade will have one Family Education Program. During each Family Program, classes will meet as usual; parents will participate in the varied and stimulating educational experience their children are accustomed to, and may have the opportunity to spend adult learning time with Debi Rowe or Rabbi Briskin.

Please note the specific dates for the Family Education Days for your family on the Torah School Calendar (available here.) Family Education Programs fill the entire school day, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Family Shabbat Dinners & Services
As in the past, students of the Torah School will participate in an Erev Shabbat Service and Dinner. Students will conduct part of the service, or add to our worship in some meaningful way. Specific details and information about each class’ participation will be sent home within the month prior to the actual service.

On the 1st Friday of each month: 

  • 6:30 Family Shabbat Service, including birthday blessings for the children twelve and under and the "not ready for the bimah players" or a performance by our youth choir.

Half-Pint Havurah
Friday Mornings from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

For families with young children at TBE. Join families with preschool, or pre-preschool aged children for a fun Shabbat experience. Each week has a theme connected to a Jewish holiday or to the Torah portion of the week. Make your own hallah, do some art, sing some songs and celebrate Shabbat with your friends. Karen Briskin and Cantor Ilan Davidson facilitate this program. Our activities are appropriate for children ages 6 months to 5 years.