Hebrew School Goals
BAJC's Hebrew School supports the "Ten Goals of Reform Jewish Education" as set forth by the Union of Reform Judaism. These guidelines foster the deepening of the Jewish experience and knowledge for all Jews in order to strengthen faith in God, love of Torah, and identification with the Jewish people through involvement in the synagogue and participation in Jewish life. We believe that Judaism contains answers to the challenges and questions confronting us daily and that only a knowledgeable person can successfully discover these answers.
Our Hebrew School provides experiences and learning activities, encouraging children to become...
- Jews who affirm their Jewish identity and bind themselves inseparably to their people by word and deed.
- Jews who bear witness to the berit, the covenant between God and the Jewish people through the practice of mitzvot, commandments as studied in the Torah and the classic Jewish literature it has generated and interpreted in light of historic development and contemporary liberal thought.
- Jews who affirm their historic bond to Eretz Yisrael, the land of Israel.
- Jews who cherish and study Hebrew, the language of the Jewish people.
- Jews who value and practice tefilah (prayer)
- Jews who further the causes of justice, freedom, and peace by pursuing tzedek (righteousness), mishpat (justice), and chesed (loving deeds).
- Jews who celebrate Shabbat and the festivals and observe the Jewish ceremonies that mark the significant occasions in their lives.
- Jews who esteem their own person and the person of others; their own family and the family of others their own community and the community of others.
- Jews who express kinship with K'lal Yisrael by actively seeking the welfare of Jews throughout the world.
- Jews who support and participate in the life of the synagogue.
Abe shows the Torah to the Dalet class.
The Aleph Class, Spring 2004
The Dalet class, Spring 2004
The Spring 2003 B'Nai Mitzvah class