Religious School Philosophy

At Beth Tikvah we believe in fostering a positive and rich Jewish identity. Our teachers are devoted to teaching moral and ethical qualities, and imparting Jewish skills in a joyous and supportive community. Our curriculum focuses on the teachings of the Torah and the prayers and stories of our tradition, as well as holiday rituals, Hebrew study and current events. We believe strongly in placing a special emphasis on the value of tzedakah, community service and acts of loving kindness.

In order to help us further our goals, we welcome and encourage all children to participate in our Religious School and Hebrew School program, regardless of financial ability. We also feel that all children should be afforded the opportunity to learn regardless of their abilities. To assist, we have aides available to support special educational needs. Financial support through the Columbus Jewish Federation allows us to place an aide in the classroom to assist the teacher under certain specific circumstances.

We believe that all children have the ability to learn and grow and be a part of the greater Jewish community.