Jewish Me

Goals – Students will:

  • be introduced to and become familiar with Jewish holidays and associated symbols
  • become familiar with the holiday and food brachot (blessings).  They will be able to recite the motzi (blessing over bread) and the Kiddush (blessing over wine).
  • begin to think about God’s role – God is everywhere: in nature, animals and people.
  • begin to feel comfortable at Beth El Temple Center and with the people/places associated with the synagogue.
  • discover what makes a Jewish home.
  • begin to develop a connection to and appreciation for Israel.
  • become familiar with the Torah stories of Creation, Adam and Eve, and Noah.
  • be able to say the names and sounds of 22 letters of the Alef-Bet
  • and be familiar with a basic Hebrew vocabulary of words associated with each letter.


  • Shabbat and holidays
  • Jewish symbols and ritual objects
  • Practices in the home and the synagogue
  • The synagogue as a special place to be
  • God – God helps us, God is one, talking to God, thanking God, prayer
  • Identity – connection to Jewish practice and actions
  • Israel – connection with a special place and people
  • Introduction to Alef Bet
  • Introduction to basic Hebrew vocabulary
  • Introduction to Bible stories.



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]