To instill within our children a love of Judaism through the study of Jewish history, liturgy, Bible, holidays, ethics, customs, and values, and to inspire them to embrace their heritage and lead Jewish lives both inside and outside our Jewish community.
The goals of Beth Tikvah’s Religious School are to develop learners who:
- Are knowledgeable about the history, liturgy, sacred texts, traditions, values and ethics of the Jewish people.
- Celebrate Jewish rituals and traditions in the synagogue and at home.
- Participate in opportunities to explore personal relationships with God.
- Recognize the place of Hebrew as the sacred language of our people and the language of the modern state of Israel.
- Understand and appreciate the historical and contemporary relevance of the land of Israel in our lives.
- Identify with the larger Jewish community of the synagogue, the nation and the world, both in the Diaspora and in Israel.
- Feel obligated to perform acts of social justice, kindness and compassion.
- Recognize the role of the family in Jewish life and Jewish education.
- Value and respect the importance of individual choice for the person, family, and congregation.
- Identify with Reform Judaism and its emphasis on contemporary thought and liberal practice.