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Temple Beth Tikvah, in cooperation with Shalom Bayit, offers a Community Religious School program for the Jewish children of Central Oregon. We are a coalition of parents and teachers aligned to provide a rich and transformative Jewish and Hebrew education for the children in our congregations.

This year we are implementing a new format for the Community Religious School program.  Sunday School for Kindergarten through 2nd grade will meet twice monthly on Sundays at Shalom Bayit. Hebrew school meets weekly on Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 pm and now 3rd through 7th grade of the Religious School will have “Sunday" School from 5:00 – 6:00 pm immediately following Hebrew school on Tuesdays. Please check the Sunday and Tuesday school calendars below for dates.

Our Community Religious School program delivers classroom education, mitzvah projects, weekly Hebrew courses and more. Students learn about Jewish holidays, customs and ceremonies, theology and prayer, ethics and values, Hebrew and Torah, Jewish history and Israel. Our teachers are knowledgeable, warm and nurturing. And they encourage curiosity, compassion and critical thinking in students of all ages.

Most children who attend the Religious School also go to Hebrew School and ultimately prepare for their Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. Classes for our Community Religious School program are held at Shalom Bayit, 21555 Modoc Lane, Bend 97702.

RELIGOUS SCHOOL helps students
• Develop a strong Jewish identity
• Apply Jewish ethics and thought to their lives
• Recite prayers with comprehension
• Understand the rituals and meaning of Shabbat, holidays and festivals
• Participate in community mitzvah projects and adopt the practice of tzedakah
• Learn about Israel's history, geography and modern life

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL INFORMATION

Kindergarten and First Grade:
Classes for young children include singing, story-time, Judaic craft projects and learning about Jewish holidays. The kids also learn how they can help to make the world a better place by performing acts of g’milut chasadim. For these younger students, classes usually meet twice a month on Sunday from 10:00 am to Noon. The schedule varies due to school holidays and breaks (based on the Bend LaPine School District calendar). For the most current information, check the TBT Calendar.

Sunday School Dates 2017/2018:

September 10, 24
October 1, 15 
November 5, 12
December 3, 17
January 14, 28
February 11, 25
March 4, 18
April 8, 22
May 6, 20
June 3, 10

Second through Seventh Grade:
Children in the upper grades study lessons from the Torah and discuss how these lessons translate into their daily lives. They practice prayer, focusing on meaning to strengthen their connection to the Jewish people and to Israel. As young Jews, they are encouraged to perform daily acts of g'milut chasadim to make the world a better place. For these older students, classes usually meet weekly on Tuesday (after Hebrew School) from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The schedule varies due to school holidays and breaks (based on the Bend LaPine School District calendar). For the most current information, check the TBT Calendar.

Religious School Dates 2017/2018 (Tuesdays):

September 12, 19, 26
October 3, 10, 17, 24
November 7, 14, 28
December 5, 19,
January 9, 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 6, 13, 20
April 3, 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
June 5

HEBREW SCHOOL INFORMATION

In Hebrew School, students learn to read Hebrew and appreciate its importance as a “Holy Language” that, although dating back to ancient times, continues to connect Jewish people around the world. The curriculum incorporates a variety of teaching methods and materials, with a focus on basic reading, comprehension and writing.

Temple Beth Tikvah offers four Hebrew classes: First year, Second year, Third year and Fourth year. Most students enroll in Hebrew around eight years old or when entering third grade. They continue their studies and progress through the levels, which allows enough time for them to become proficient in Hebrew and ready to prepare for their Bar/Bat Mitzvahs.

Hebrew School classes usually meet weekly on Tuesdays from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The schedule varies due to school holidays and breaks (based on the Bend LaPine School District calendar). For the most current information, check the TBT Calendar.

Hebrew School Dates 2017/2018 (Tuesdays):

September 12, 19, 26
October 3, 10, 17, 24
November 7, 14, 28
December 5, 19,
January 9, 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 6, 13, 20
April 3, 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
June 5

REGISTRATION
As a community-based school serving the Jewish children in Central Oregon, Religious School and Hebrew School classes are held at Shalom Bayit, 21555 Modoc Lane, Bend 97702.

For enrollment in our Community Religious School program, we request that the family support our Jewish community by affiliating and being a member of one of our congregations, either Temple Beth Tikvah or Congregation Shalom Bayit.

Religious School tuition:
$225 First child in family
$200 Each additional child in family
*tuition includes books and materials

Hebrew School tuition:
$250 Each child in family
*tuition includes books and materials

To enroll your child or children in our Community Religious School program, please complete the Community Religious School Registration Form.

For TBT members, send your completed form(s) with your enrollment check to:
    Jewish Community Religious School
    c/o Temple Beth Tikvah
    P.O. Box 7472
    Bend, OR 97708

If you would like to pay by credit card, after completing the registration form, please use the link below.