Attention Fifth Grade Parents!
On March 2, 2014, our entire fifth grade has been invited to Myers Park Baptist Church for a morning of study and friendship. Temple Beth El has a long standing partnership with Myers Park Baptist Church. Both fifth grade sessions will meet at TBE Religious School at 9:00 am and we will carpool over to the church to be there at 9:30 am. We will leave the church at 12:30 pm to be back for 1:00 pm carpool. We will need parent volunteers to help drive our students and parents are welcome to join us for the morning. If you would be willing to drive, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Religious School office at 704.749.3046. We need about 15 drivers for the morning so please consider helping.
Passover Candy Sale - Deadline extended to March 2nd!
All students should have received their Passover Candy Sale Fundraiser order form and information. This fundraiser is vital to our school as we use the proceeds to purchase many of the extras that make our school great. Your children directly benefit from this sale. Please encourage friends and family members to purchase candy to help us out. Out of town family members can order online and our school will receive credit for the sale. Directions for online sales is included in the packet. Thank you in advance for your support. Candy forms are due in the school office on February 23, 2014. Please make sure that the order form is filled out clearly and completely and that the prize choices are listed.
ATTENTION SHEVA PARENTS!!!
Save The Date - March 8, 2014
Arthur Tirsun Education and Teacher Appreciation Shabbat
11:00am Shabbat Service
Temple Beth El Blumenthal Sanctuary
Your child/ren have invitations to give to their secular teachers inviting them to be honored at this exciting Shabbat service. This experience is a great way to engage and educate secular teachers about our faith and traditions.
Our Cold and Hungry Neighbors Need Our Help! Please participate in this rewarding Mitzvah project.
Help the religious school make sandwiches for our homeless neighbors with Operation Sandwich!
Sunday, March 2nd between 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Where: Bernstein Education Building -
Religious School Dumas Activity Center (art room)
We are a nut-free school, please NO peanut or tree nut ingredients of any kind.
Please look at the list below and decide what suits your family. We've made this so easy for all families to get involved.
Operation Sandwich Guidelines:
If you need to drop off perishable food items before March 2nd,please bring them to the Religious School office and we will refrigerate them.
Please RSVP to Marissa Brooks at email@example.com. For questions: email Marissa or call 704-909-9822.
Every year after Mitzvah Day many parents ask if it is possible to do more hands-on mitzvah projects during the year. Thanks to the hard work of our Religious School committee, we have a wonderful opportunity for our families to come together to make a difference in the Charlotte community.
TBERS will be making sandwiches for the Urban Ministry Center on March 2, 2014 from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm at the Religious School.
Founded in 1994, the Urban Ministry Center is an interfaith organization that serves poor and homeless people with love, compassion and tangible help that comes in countless forms http://www.urbanministrycenter.org. Making Sandwiches is a great group project and a much-appreciated donation to their daily operation. The sandwiches we make will be delivered the following day and will be in the hands of those who need a wholesome lunch. Urban Ministry needs 800 sandwiches everyday to help their neighbors. Every sandwich we make will help those in need.
We are thrilled to have this opportunity to help.
Be a Part of the Art!
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.
For more information email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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.