Student Newspaper Vol. 1 - December, 2012
Monitoring Lists are posted.
Important dates for 2012-2013
February 17, 18 - NO Religious School, Presidents' Weekend
February 23 - Megillah Reading/Purim Shpiel, 7pm Followed by a Family Disco Dance in the Multi-Purpose Room - evening will end by 9:15pm and includes AYCE Hamantashen!
February 24 - Purim Carnival - all students and parents report to SANCTUARY at 9am
March 3 - 6th grade family program, Menche-Ismo, 10:30am-noon
March 17 - Kindergarten/1st Grade family program, Jewish Treasure Hunt, 10:30am-noon
March 27-31 - NO Classes, Passover Break
April 1 - NO School, Passover
April 14 - 4th Grade Family God Squad Program
April 21 - 5th Grade Jewish Wax Museum, parents welcome
April 28 - 3rd Grade Family Program, My Hebrew Name, 10am-noon
May 8 - LAST Wednesday class
May 12 - 1st Grade Aleph-Bet Siyyum, 11am
May 13 - LAST Monday class
May 14 - Confirmation/Shavuot, 7pm
May 19 - LAST Sunday class
In case of inclement weather....please check the temple website (www.bethchaim.org) or call the school phone number, 609-799-9693 or call Anne Berman-Waldorf (215-519-1286). If the West Windsor schools are closed, or close early due to inclement weather, the Religious School will be closed. On Sundays, Religious School is either open or closed, we do NOT do a delayed opening.
Safety is our first concern! Please drive carefully in our parking lot.
Sunday/Wednesday procedures - parents may either park in marked spaces inthe lot and meet their child in the lobby OR drive through the carpool line, stopping in front of the SCHOOL entrance to pick up their child.
Monday night procedures - parents may either park in marked spaces in the lot and meet their child in the lobby OR drive through the carpool line, stopping in front of the MAIN entrance to pick up their child.
PARKING IN THE FIRE LANE, adjacent to the drainage basin, IS NEVER ALLOWED.
PARENTS MUST GO TO WWW.BETHCHAIM.ORG/LISTS AND REGISTER FOR THE RELIGIOUS SCHOOL LISTSERVE. We are not doing mailings; this is the only way to stay informed!
ALLERGY ALERT...please make every effort to send non-food items in to school for birthday celebrations; ideas include: erasers, pencils, stickers, etc.
DURING PICK-UP AND DROP OFF, THERE IS NO PASSING IN THE CARPOOL LANE. PLEASE DRIVE IN A SINGLE FILE LINE.
- Homework for Grade: K •1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6
- Sunday Monitoring Schedule
- Monday Monitoring Schedule
- Wednesday Monitoring Schedule
- Beth Chaim Brit of Education
- Philosophy & Goals
- Parent Handbook
- Bagels and Blocks Schedule, 2012-2013
Congregation Beth Chaim's Religious School provides Jewish education to over 600 youngsters. Our programs include a bi-monthly class for 3 and 4 year old children and parents as well as weekly classes beginning in Kindergarten and continuing through Confirmation (at the end of 10th grade). Anne Berman-Waldorf is our Director of Lifelong Education. Robin Valentine is the Vice President for Education & Youth. Lisa Garwood is the Chairperson of the Lifelong Education Committee.
Students in the Beth Chaim Religious School learn about a variety of Jewish subjects including Reform Jewish practice, Jewish history, holidays and festivals, Hebrew, Shabbat, Israel, life cycle events, prayers, Bible, Torah, Holocaust and other timely issues in modern Jewish life.
8th and 9th Grade students participate in a discussion oriented class facilitated by Cantor Stuart Binder, Rabbi Cari Bricklin (Assistant Rabbi), Edye Fineman (Youth Advisor), Rabbi Carolyn Bricklin-Small, Assistant Rabbi and Anne Berman-Waldorf, Director of Lifelong Education. The program includes guest speakers and each class begins with dinner. The Confirmation class, for our 10th grade students is taught by Rabbi Eric Wisnia
The Religious School is proud to offer an award-winning special education program. This ungraded class is designed to offer a quality Jewish education to all students, regardless of learning style.
Religious School classes are held on Sunday mornings (Pre-K through 6th grade students); Monday nights (7th - 10th grades) and Wednesday afternoons (4th - 6th grade students). 11th and 12th grade students participate in a special program with Rabbi Eric Wisnia and students from other local Reform congregations.