“The Family is the Whole Life and Spirit of a Jew”
Family Education at Beth El Temple Center strives to establish a partnership between the home and school. We know that the home is the center of Jewish life, with parents as the primary Jewish teachers and role models for their children. With that in mind, we seek to empower and support families with the resources, skills, and knowledge that will help them as they journey on the lifelong process of Jewish living and learning. Our hope is that our Family Education programming will provide families with the necessary skills needed to create vibrant Jewish homes and to comfortably participate in the Jewish community. Each Family Education program will also create opportunities for parents and their children to connect with and learn from each other as they engage with their wider synagogue community.
At Beth El Temple Center we are a welcoming and inclusive community of families, each one unique, striving to form or deepen their relationship to Judaism. We offer a diverse range of learning and celebration experiences that will greet you with warmth, energy, and creativity, and continue to meet you where you are on your Jewish journey. Our aim is to meet your particular needs, interests, and various learning levels.
Family education programs include the following:
- Community celebrations of holidays - Purim Carnival and Supper in the Sukkah
- School and grade based programs - parents and children learning together, covering topics that compliment the school curriculum
- Learning opportunities for specific family cohorts (i.e., new temple families or families with children approaching Bnai Mitzvah)
- Focused learning experiences and activities based on individual family interests (i.e., home rituals, Judaism and politics, or social action).
Click here for an overview of our Mishpachah programs.
The BETC Family Education program is supported through a grant from Combined Jewish Philanthropies in conjunction with the Commission on Jewish Continuity and implemented by the Bureau of Jewish Education.The Commission on Jewish Continuity is a joint project of Combined Jewish Philanthropies and its agencies, Union of American Hebrew Congregations, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, the Council of Orthodox Synagogues and the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts