Goals - Students will:

  • develop an understanding of Torah as a guide to living a life based on Jewish ethics and values.
  • be able to identify key people and events associated with the creation of the modern state of Israel.
  • be able to identify the traditions, celebrations, symbols, rituals, and customs of Jewish lifecycle events.
  • gain an understanding of the structure and content themes of the prayers in the Amidah.
  • learn the Torah and Haftarah blessings.
  • be able to identify the structure and choreography of the Torah service.
  • be able to identify and understand the meaning of the concluding prayers of the service.
  • develop the ability to read Hebrew prayers with understanding.
  • develop fluency in reading and chanting prayers in our weekday Wednesday service as well as comfort in leading these prayers for our synagogue congregation.
  • continue to expand their Modern Hebrew vocabulary.
  • D’var Torah
  • be able to read almost anything in printed Hebrew (with vowels) with reasonable fluency


  • Torah: Overview of Vayikrah (Leviticus), Bemidbar (Numbers), and Devarim (Deuteronomy)
  • Founding of the state of Israel and important leaders of this time period
  • Jewish lifecycle events and their connection to God
  • The Amidah, Torah service and concluding prayers
  • Expanding basic Modern Hebrew vocabulary
  • D’var Torah
  • B’nai Mitzvah preparation


Sixth Grade class services: Dalet (grade 6) will lead 1-2 Saturday morning services in the sanctuary which (like Gimmel serices) will include creative, personal prayer developed by the students.


Sixth Grade Retreat: Pre-Bar/Bat Mitzvah students will spend a weekend beginning their exploration of what it means to become a Bar/Bat Mitzvah. We hope that this will begin to foster a unique ruach (spirit) and sense of kinship for this special milestone in their lives.


Upcoming Services

Sat, Apr 13 @ 10:15am
Shabbat Morning Service
Sun, Apr 14 @ 8:45am
Sat, Apr 20 @ 10:15am
Shabbat Morning Service with BTM
Sun, Apr 21 @ 8:45am

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Contact Info

Beth El Temple Center
2 Concord Ave
Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 484-6668
[email protected]