Religious School

Where will your Jewish journey take you?

A Jewish education is one of the most precious gifts you will give your child.  From Judaism, they will gain faith to sustain them in times of trouble; morals and values to guide their decision making and roots in an ancient tradition which teaches them to see the world as it could be – not as it is.  Beth Chaim is transforming the way people experience Jewish life and learning as our school cultivates an on-going exploration of Judaism as a powerful vision for living a life of meaning.

 

Students in our school build close relationships with gifted teachers.  Our classroom time is filled with lively discussions, creative projects and engaging activities as our students use a combination of 21st century skills (teamwork, collaborative learning, information synthesis, creative thinking) to explore, learn and experience their ancient and rich Jewish heritage. 

 

The goal of Jewish education at Beth Chaim is for all to experience fully the values of Jewish life and ideas and claim their Jewish heritage with joy.

  • Jewish educational experiences at Beth Chaim will be anchored in caring, purposeful relationships.

  • Learning will seek to answer the questions, challenges and meaning of everyday life.

  • Classes are structure to enable individuals to construct their own meaning through inquiry, problem solving and discovery.

  • Learning is content-rich and accessible.

The curriculum at Beth Chaim is designed to:

  • Develop and enhance spiritual and ethical sensitivity so our actions and attitudes reflect ethical teachings of Judaism.

  • Impart a knowledge of Jewish history, literature and culture

  • Develop an understanding of Hebrew necessary for rich, meaningful and intellectual Jewish living.

  • Develop the ability and encourage the desire to practice Jewish observance in the home.

  • Provide a wide range of group activities and observances through which our students may experience the satisfaction and inspiration of Jewish living.

  • Develop an interest and a desire to participate in local, national and world Jewish affairs, to take leadership positions in Jewish life, and to contribute toward the fulfillment of a just society and a united humankind.

  • Develop an awareness of Jewish theology and the continuing struggle to define the nature of the Deity and its relationship to humankind. Develop knowledge, understanding and appreciation of Jewish worship and prayer and participate and find meaning in prayer.

  • Develop knowledge of and a bond with ancient and modern Israel.

  • Instill a love of learning, maximize inquiry, and encourage lifelong Jewish study.

 

Our religious school experience begins in pre-K, continues with Confirmation at the end of 10th grade and concludes with our 11th/12th grade dinner and discussion program with the Rabbis and staff.

 

The Beth Chaim Religious School provides an inclusive high-quality Jewish education for students from pre-kindergarten through high school, enabling them to establish a meaningful positive Jewish identity.  Our program is designed to foster an understanding of their Jewish heritage through instruction centered on Jewish beliefs, ritual, tradition and Hebrew language. We nurture a love of Torah and a kinship with the people of Israel.

Our goal is to help young people acquire both the desire and the knowledge to be lifelong learners and active participants in Jewish life.

Schedule

  • Classes for grades Pre-K – 6th are held on Sunday mornings from 9am- noon.

  • 4th – 6th graders come an additional time on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30-6:30pm.

  • 7th – 10th grade students come on Wednesday evenings.  Classes begin with dinner at 6:30pm and end at 8:30pm.

329 Village Road East l Princeton Junction, NJ 08550 l ​Tel: 609-799-9401 l ​Fax: 609-799-9249 office@bethchaim.org

© 2016 by Congregation Beth Chaim

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