Congregation Beth El
The following classes make up the core curriculum for Congregation Beth El students. All core classes will be grade based and taught by Beth El educators. For questions on the Beth El core curriculum, please contact Rabbi Marshall.
Kulam: Our Jewish Identity
Rabbi Marshall & Stacy Heyman
Kulam (meaning “Everyone,”) is a curriculum that uses dialogue prompts, games, Jewish texts, and other activities that encourages the students to ask big questions about where, why and how they belong while exploring issues of identity, equity, and justice with Jewish wisdom as a guide.
Text Messages: How the Torah Relates to Teens
This class will dive into the weekly Torah portion and search for answers to questions relating to modern issues. This class will show how the Torah can address topics relating to social justice, community and the Jewish people, interpersonal relationships, authority and rebellion, prayer, civility, and more.
Shoah (Holocaust): History of the Holocaust
This class will focus on day to day life of victims living within Nazi occupied Europe. This course specifically studies the tragic change in the lives of Jewish citizens while also attempting to understand how such a tragic event could have taken place in history by analyzing Nazi propaganda and dehumanization of the Jewish people.
The Israel & Diaspora Connection
The class will focus on the history of our attachment to Israel through all three sections of the Bible. The class will include geography, Israel in Talmudic times and the growth of the Diaspora. Throughout the year students will research their family genealogy and create a project that displays their family history. Students will also work on forming their own Jewish Mission Statement so they can clarify their own roles in strengthening the Jewish Diaspora as adults.