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Religious School Mission Statement
The mission of the Religious School is to work in partnership with families to enhance and strengthen the Jewish identity of each student. In order to do so, we provide a comprehensive Jewish education which emphasizes the history, culture, customs and contributions of the Jewish people. Our goal is to help the children identify positively and with pride as Jews in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic community.

A Message from Heidi Harwitz, Chairperson, Board of Education

You spoke, we listened! Based on feedback from parents, we are pleased to introduce two exciting enhancements to our comprehensive Religious and Hebrew school offerings: revisions to the music curriculum and a program developed to identify and assist students who require additional assistance with Hebrew.

Under the guidance and leadership of Rabbi Acrish and our two Deans, Joe Greenfield and Judy Coco, we offer an educational program for children from preschool through Confirmation (9th grade). In addition, many of our students continue to demonstrate their commitment by working as aides in the classrooms.

We will continue Torah Tots, open to Temple members’ and non-members’ children who are two to four years old. After a brief, age-appropriate “service” led by Rabbi Acrish and Robin Sills, the children and their accompanying adults enjoy socializing, craft projects, and refreshments.

Our foundation continues to be strengthened by your generous support of the Passover candy fundraiser. We hope that we may count on your support again as we conduct the Chanukah note card fundraiser this fall and the Passover candy sale in the spring. As before, monies raised will go towards enrichment activities for our TBE children.

There are many events held during the school year. Please see the calendar available on the Temple website, in the Lobby, or you can call the office for dates and volunteering opportunities. I would, however, like to call your attention to the Harvest Nosh at noon on Sunday, September 28. The Board of Education will be there to meet and greet you with honey, apples and donuts to help usher in a sweet New Year.

Finally, our Hebrew school and Friday night service attendance policy continues. Again, we thank you for your support.

We are proud of our faculty and administration for their dedication and support of our children. Please join us on Sunday mornings to assist your child’s teacher, mingle in the lobby with coffee and other members, show your support for our fundraising efforts or to share your ideas to help TBE build a strong religious foundation for our children.

L’Shana Tova from the Board of Education - Heidi Harwitz (Chairperson), Bruce Newman, Geri Blau Fisher, Lauren Krzyzewski, Lois Schaub, Traci Greenberg (members), Joseph Greenfield (Judaic Studies Dean), Judy Coco (Hebrew and Music Dean), Nan Coulter (Temple Administrator) and Rabbi Acrish (Principal).

Download a School Forms packet here.

If you would like more information about our Religious School,
please contact us via e-mail and put Religious School in the subject line
or via phone: (845) 279-4585

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