Goals - Students will:

  • make connections between classic Jewish texts and Jewish values applicable to their lives today.
  • become familiar with leading Jewish teachers from the beginning of the Rabbinic period through the Chasidic period
  • examine issues of Jewish identity and priorities in their own lives.
  • reflect on Jewish values and relationships in action throughout the Bnai Mitzvah year.
  • begin to develop a personal, “adult” concept of and feelings for God.
  • develop a sense of key issues, people, and events in American Jewish history.
  • begin to acquire skills in Modern Hebrew including vocabulary, grammar and practical conversational skills while gaining exposure to today’s Israeli culture.
  • be able to say and write a few sentences of “spontaneous” Hebrew


  • Mitzvot (commandments) Bein Adam V’ Chavero (between people) and Bein Adam V’Makom (between people and God):
  • Study of the teachings of Pirkei Avot
  • Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah: “Laws of Being a Mensch”
  • Tzedakah, G’milut Chasadim (Acts of Kindness), Tikkun olam (Repairing the World)
  • Torah text and Torah portions
  • American Jewish historical experience
  • Modern Hebrew and Israeli Culture


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]