The goal of Congregation Beth Shalom is to give the students a quality educational experience, with the objective of instilling within them a positive Jewish identity. Our curriculum revolves around guiding the students to become knowledgeable and committed American Jews.
The religious school trains its students to successfully participate in Bar/Bat Mitzvah services, however, our view is that the students’ Jewish education does not end with Bar/Bat Mitzvah; but continues into their adult life. For this reason, we promote family educational programs whenever possible, and concentrate on areas that are relevant to the age and level of the child, rather than attempting to teach them “everything” prior to Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
Congregation Beth Shalom Religious School curriculum and religious practices are in accordance with the Conservative movement. The synagogue and the religious school encourage the families of its students to participate in a full Jewish life, including participation in the synagogue and its programs. We believe that a child’s commitment to Judaism is fashioned as much by his or her home environment as by the school.
The Religious Committee of Congregation Beth Shalom is charged with the determination of religious policy in the school, with the rabbi as the ultimate authority on all questions of Jewish law. No action may be taken in contradiction to the decisions of the Committee of Law and Standards of the Rabbinical Assembly.
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