Religious School Family Shabbat Potluck Dinner - January 31, 2014
Temple Beth El Religious School Committee cordially invites all Religious
School families to join us for a Potluck Shabbat Dinner! There is no cost and no agenda, just a warm
gathering to celebrate the beauty of Shabbat together. Religious School will provide the main dish and
challah and you will bring the nut- free sides, salads and desserts to share!
This is a great opportunity to come and enjoy Shabbat dinner with old friends
and make some new ones. Please feel free to bring a bottle of wine. Shabbat services begin at 7:00 for those who
wish to attend.
Shabbat Potluck Dinner
5:45 pm in the David Silverman Social Hall
Cost: No cost, just please provide a nut-free dish for 10 to 12 people
All dished should be peanut and tree nut free.
If you wish --- B. Y. O. Wine
Do you or your children need a Hebrew name?
Join us for a special Naming Service for Congregants of All Ages, Shabbat Shemot, the Sabbath of Names.
Friday, December 20, 2013 At the 7 pm
Community Shabbat (with ceremony for giving Hebrew names)
If you or your child has yet to receive a Hebrew name, please join us for this special ceremony.
For more information, please contact any of the clergy or Debora Gluick 704-749-3043
SHEVA DATE CHANGE
There will be no class on December 21st.
Be a Part of the Art!
All Temple Beth El Religious School families are cordially invited to participate in an opportunity to have their smiling faces become a part of the art on the walls of our great school. Any high-resolution, color picture that can be scanned or e-mailed and is not copyrighted will be reproduced onto a beautiful porcelain tile and affixed to the school walls. There is already an impressive display on the lobby wall. The tiles are 6" x 6" glossy white. The cost of each tile for this permanent display is $72. for the first tile, and $36. for each additional tile. If you purchased a tile in previous years you are eligible for the $36 price. The proceeds from this project will help to provide important extras to enhance our student's education. There is no artwork more precious than the happy faces of our students! Forms are available in the school office or click here to receive one in an email.
TBERS Presents... jewTuBE charlotte's Newest Video!
The jewTuBE charlotte crew has produced and posted their newest video on our secure site. This video features our 6th grade students, teachers and madrichim participating in a Holocaust experiential using role play, photographs, dialogue and writing. Click the link to view the exceptional jewTuBE video; recorded, edited and produced by our outstanding jewTuBE crew. http://www.youtube.com/user/jewtubecharlotte
jewTuBE charlotte is made possible by a generous grant from the URJ.
"Wherever children are learning, there dwells the Divine Presence"
Our school curriculm is based on the premise that we who call ourselves Reform Jews should be proud of our heritage as Jews, as well as the unique perspectives of the Reform movement. We nurture the self-esteem of our students as individuals, members of families, communities, our nation, and as Reform Jews and part of the Jewish people.
WHERE AND WHEN
Students in grades K-2 attend Religious School on Sunday mornings, grade 3-6 attend either Monday or Wednesday and Sunday and 7th (Sheva) graders meet Monday or Wednesday and one Saturday per month. B’nei Mitzvah students meet weekly with the Cantor and student tutors for five months before the event.
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The Consolidated Hebrew High School of Jewish Studies is a joint venture of Temple Beth El and Temple Israel. It is the primary institution of higher learning in our community for teenagers in grades 8-12. After three years of study in the Consolidated High School, a student will be confirmed at the end of the tenth grade. Students then continue in Post-Confirmation classes. Hebrew High meets on Wednesday nights from 7:00-9:00 PM.
Temple Beth El Religious School CURRICULUM Overview
Temple Beth El Religious School incorporates the URJ Chai Curriculum as part of our comprehensive approach to Jewish Education.
Giborim – Mensches in Training
Main Topics ofstudy: Heroes, Holidays in the Home
Heroes – Who are some Jewish heroes? What makes them a hero? What did they do that I can do in my life? Who are some Biblical heroes?Who are some modern heroes? Mensches-in-Training – What is a mensch?What mitzvot can I do to become a mensch? Holidays – Who are the heroes associated with each holiday?
FIRST GRADE CURRICULUM
Sofrim –Writers of the Torah
Main Topics: Torah, Israel
Torah – What is our history from Genesis through Deuteronomy? What does the Torah teach us about being Jewish? Why is the Torah important to the Jewish people? Holidays – How does the Torah tell us to celebrate the holidays? Which Bible stories are connected with the holiday we are celebrating?
SECOND GRADE CURRICULUM
Chaverim — Friends
Main Topics of study: Community
Torah—How did the Israelites become a community?How can we use the lessons in the Torah to live better lives? Synagogue—How does the Torah make our synagogue a holy place?How do we become a part of our synagogue community?How does our community pray? God—How does our community view God? Holidays—How do we celebrate the holidays as a community?What is the connection between the holiday and God?
THIRD GRADE CURRICULUM
Tzadikim – Righteous Ones
Main Topics: Jewish Values, Life Cycle
Values – What are some of the Jewish values?What are the Hebrew words for those values? How can we bring those values into our lives? Life Cycle – What are the Jewish life cycle events? What are the Jewish values associated with each life cycle event? Holidays – What are the Jewish values associated with each holiday? Introduction to Hebrew language –Alef-Bet.
FOURTH GRADE CURRICULUM
Neviim – Prophets Main Topics: Prophets, God, Personal Prayerbooks
Prophets – Who are the prophets? When did they live? What did they teach? How do their teachings apply to life today?God – Where do we see God in the world? What does God teach us about living our lives? Beginning Hebrew prayers.
FIFTH GRADE CURRICULUM
Shoreshim – Connecting to our Roots
Main Topics: Jewish history through a study of notable personalities and events
History – How did history create the Judaism we know today?What are the roots of the Reform movement and how has it changed?What did each person contribute to history?What qualities did these people give to the Jewish people?What part of their life can we relate to and learn from? Holidays – What point in history did each holiday emerge? What was the original purpose of the holiday? Comparative Religion- Introduction to Christianity and Islam.Study of Hebrew prayer continues.
SIXTH GRADE CURRICULUM
Chalutzim – Pioneers
Main Topics: Holocaust and Israel
Israel – What is our personal connection to Israel? What makes Israel unique? What is our historical relationship to Israel?What are the conflicts there? What are our hopes and dreams for the land? What role does the Reform Movement play in Israel today?Holocaust – How did Jews both in Europe and around the world react to the Holocaust? How did the Holocaust change the Jewish people in Israel and in the Diaspora? Study of Hebrew prayer continues and introduction to B'nei Mitzvah trope and studies.
SHEVA-SEVENTH GRADE CURRICULUM
Hineini – Here I am
Al HaTorah - What I Believe as a Reform Jew?Al Ha-Avodah – A Walk Through the Prayerbook.
Al G'milut Chasadim – Judaism & Action. My Jewish Identity & World
The Sheva curriculum enables our B'nei Mitzvah class to explore their Jewish identity as they enter Jewish adulthood. Sheva students will study the mitzvot (commandments), prayers, and the Jewish world with an eye toward enabling students to make informed choices about their own Jewish lives.
SPECIALTIES AND T'FILA - All grades have the opportunity to participate in several special class programs throughout the school year, such as, grade experiential, music and art. Kindergarten through second grade will attend t'filah (prayer service) each Sunday morning.Third through seventh grade students attend t'filah every other Hebrew week from 5:45-6:15pm. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to attend t'filah with their child/children whenever they choose.Several times during the year all the students will attend assemblies, experiential events, or other learning opportunities.