Religious School

THE COHEN FAMILY RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
OF BETH ISRAEL CONGREGATION 


ENROLL YOUR CHILD IN THE ALEF-TAV EXPERIENCE…

Lifelong Jewish identity starts here!


THE COHEN FAMILY RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
OF BETH ISRAEL CONGREGATION 

ENROLL YOUR CHILD IN THE ALEF-TAV EXPERIENCE…

Lifelong Jewish identity starts here!

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Representing the first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet, the Alef-Tav Experience symbolizes the all-inclusive approach to Jewish education for children ages 3 through 15 that emphasizes the cultural, social, spiritual and historical aspects of our Jewish identity.


Not your Bubbe’s or Zayde’s Hebrew School. The Alef-Tav Experience is rooted in the belief that our school’s curriculum must be highly interactive, engaging, relevant and fun to maintain the interest and attention of today’s increasingly distracted and overwhelmed youth. 


How your child will learn. The Alef-Tav Experience is just that, a highly involving and active encounter between students and teachers where students learn by doing - often through group projects. Through this highly novel and effective approach, your child’s teacher serves as the guide on the side and not the sage on the stage.


Experiential and project-based learning is enriched by the multi-sensory fusion of art, music, drama, reading, writing and kinesthetic activities.


At every stage of learning, students are encouraged to think deeply, reflect, and express themselves. Throughout the course of their Religious School years, children learn Jewish values, traditions, mitzvot and other rituals that help shape a lasting Jewish identity for life. Each unit of instruction also includes a strong home and family connection.


Enroll your child today! Take the first step to ensure a fun and rewarding Jewish education your child will enjoy receiving.


To learn more, contact Joan Sharp, Religious School Director, at 610-458-8550



Pre-K Parent Workshop Ages 3-5

Parent/child class meeting once/month that introduces children to Judaism through stories, games, crafts, and holiday-centered activities.


Sunday SchoolK – 2nd grade

Students learn the Alef-Bet, Bible stories, Jewish rituals, mitzvot, and holiday observances through fun and engaging activities, while also building community.


Religious School 3rd – 7th grade

Meets on Sundays, with optional Wednesday session. Students learn Hebrew decoding, build relationships with God through prayer, and develop positive Jewish identities through cooperative learning and project-based learning.


Confirmation8th – 9th grade

Discussion-based class focusing on using Jewish values to interpret decision-making, current events, and issues facing our community and the greater world. Intended to provide our teens with a Jewish lens to guide them in decision-making throughout their lives.


Special Shabbat Programs

Shabbat Yeladim for our younger children.

Friday and Saturday Shabbat School experiences, Havdallah, B’nai Mitzvah preparation service, and High Holiday services for Kindergarten and older.




Representing the first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet, the Alef-Tav Experience symbolizes the all-inclusive approach to Jewish education for children ages 3 through 15 that emphasizes the cultural, social, spiritual and historical aspects of our Jewish identity.


Not your Bubbe’s or Zayde’s Hebrew School. The Alef-Tav Experience is rooted in the belief that our school’s curriculum must be highly interactive, engaging, relevant and fun to maintain the interest and attention of today’s increasingly distracted and overwhelmed youth. 


How your child will learn. The Alef-Tav Experience is just that, a highly involving and active encounter between students and teachers where students learn by doing - often through group projects. Through this highly novel and effective approach, your child’s teacher serves as the guide on the side and not the sage on the stage.


Experiential and project-based learning is enriched by the multi-sensory fusion of art, music, drama, reading, writing and kinesthetic activities.


At every stage of learning, students are encouraged to think deeply, reflect, and express themselves. Throughout the course of their Religious School years, children learn Jewish values, traditions, mitzvot and other rituals that help shape a lasting Jewish identity for life. Each unit of instruction also includes a strong home and family connection.


Enroll your child today! Take the first step to ensure a fun and rewarding Jewish education your child will enjoy receiving.


To learn more, contact Joan Sharp, Religious School Director, at 610-458-8550



Pre-K Parent Workshop Ages 3-5

Parent/child class meeting once/month that introduces children to Judaism through stories, games, crafts, and holiday-centered activities.


Sunday SchoolK – 2nd grade

Students learn the Alef-Bet, Bible stories, Jewish rituals, mitzvot, and holiday observances through fun and engaging activities, while also building community.


Religious School 3rd – 7th grade

Meets on Sundays, with optional Wednesday session. Students learn Hebrew decoding, build relationships with God through prayer, and develop positive Jewish identities through cooperative learning and project-based learning.


Confirmation8th – 9th grade

Discussion-based class focusing on using Jewish values to interpret decision-making, current events, and issues facing our community and the greater world. Intended to provide our teens with a Jewish lens to guide them in decision-making throughout their lives.


Special Shabbat Programs

Shabbat Yeladim for our younger children.

Friday and Saturday Shabbat School experiences, Havdallah, B’nai Mitzvah preparation service, and High Holiday services for Kindergarten and older.




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Religious School Calendar
BI Rel Schl Registration
Required Safety Card
Pre-k parent workshop
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A reunion of all Beth israel B'nai Mitzvah!!  
 Saturday April 27, services at 9:30 AM 
Kiddush Luncheon follows

If you or your children became a bat/bar mitzvah at Beth Israel, we are having a celebration to honor you!  We want to locate and invite all those who became bat/bar mitzvah over the long history of Beth Israel.  


RSVP to biccsyn1@gmail.com or call the office, 610-458-8550


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Find out what's new at our religious school
Contact Joan Sharp at sharpjoanie@yahoo.com

Learning through personal connection, experience, and community. Contact Beth Israel's office at 610-458-8550 for more information. To download our registration forms, please go to the Education menu item and select the Religious School page.

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Beth Israel Choir is singing at the kimmel Center! 
Wednesday, feb. 20, 8:00PM

Our very own Beth Israel choir has been given the honor of performing at The Kimmel Center Presents Sing Hallelujah Jewish Music of the American Jewish Community.  Sing Hallelujah will include choruses, soloists, instrumental ensemble and feature Canto Azi Schwarz of New York's Park Avenue Synagogue.  

To buy tickets to this unique event, go to the Kimmel Center web site, use the code BICC15 to save 15%.  If you are interested in riding the bus (leaving from Beth Israel at 4PM) please call the Beth Israel office at 610-458-8550

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