It is the duty of every parent to train their children in the practice and precepts of Judaism. Proverbs 22:6 states: "Train up a child in the way one should go." Jewish parents throughout history have realized this and so the congregation's religious school has taken on considerable importance in the lives of our people. Students in our Religious School who attain the age of thirteen, who have completed all of the Religious and Hebrew School requirements, and who have completed the Mitzvah Program, are accorded the privilege and option of Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Our congregation's requirements in Hebrew and Religious School studies must be implemented by positive, reinforcing attitudes obtained in home and family atmosphere. These ceremonies and continuing Talmud Torah - study of Torah - serve as a prelude to the goal of Confirmation.
Service Attendance Requirements
At Congregation Beth Emeth, we value Shabbat and we know how important attending Shabbat services is to a child’s learning and a family’s Jewish development. As part of our religious school program we require that all students attend Shabbat services (either Friday or Saturday) a number of times during the school year as appropriate for their grade. You will find that below. Children may indicate how many services they have been too by placing a sticker in the book in front of the sanctuary or by emailing Lisa Schrier at firstname.lastname@example.org . We also encourage you and your children to come beyond that number. Anyone who attends 10 or more receives the Rabbi’s roll award at the end of the school year.
For students anticipating their bar/bat mitzvah we strongly encourage you to attend 10 or more Saturday morning services, to support your classmates and to help prepare for the day that you are on the bimah. If there is no bar/bat mitzvah scheduled for that morning, students are encourage to connect with Rabbi Robinson about helping to lead the worship services as a way of preparing through active participation. Rabbi can be reached at email@example.com
Grades Kindergarten thru 4th need 4 services
Grade 5 needs 5 services
Grade 6 needs 6 services
Grade 7 needs 7 services
General Information PDF Files
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Preparing the Oneg/Nosh/Kiddush
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