Temple Beth Emet Merkaz Limud (Learning Center) has been created with the idea in mind to change the traditional Religious School concept. In a creative and dynamic way we make the topics of Bible, Prayer, Hebrew, Social Action, Jewish Home and Israel interesting and accessible by gearing our teaching methods to different types of learners. Our Merkaz Limud students live out what it means to be Jewish. We take the best of what we all love about being Jewish and give our children opportunities to engage in those activities so they become debaters and discussers of hot issues, confident and spiritual worshippers, social justice activists, and individuals rooted in a knowledge and connection to Torah, as well as Jewish cooks, home builders, and Israel tourists.
Our Hebrew program aims to build confidence in reading and understanding the essential prayers of the Shabbat and Holiday services as well as the spirituality behind the prayers (Kavanah). We also provide opportunities for unlimited Hebrew language skills for those who seek them. Our Hebrew Lab is integrated in our Hebrew curriculum and helps reinforce and advance Hebrew skills. Differentiated Instruction is built into our structure and implemented in every subject.
An advanced track for Beth Emet School graduates is available.
Our learning program is offered in a one day a week format on Sunday mornings or Monday afternoons. A two day a week, Monday – Wednesday, afternoon option is available as well. In addition to our Hebrew classes, we offer a reinforcement Hebrew Lab and Hebrew Tutoring via Skype.
Preparing for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah is a huge undertaking for a family. As with most human experiences, the more you know, the easier it is to face the task. In Jewish tradition, a young person begins this journey to adulthood through a series of planned studies.
With every Bar/Bat Mitzvah, the congregation welcomes our youth to become full spiritual members of the community. That is why, at Temple Beth Emet, every boy and girl leads his or her own service. During the service of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah, the student leads the congregation in prayer, chants from Torah and Haftarah, and relates the meaning of our sacred texts to our lives today. Bar/Bat Mitzvah is a great accomplishment and we want to assure you that hand in hand, our clergy, school administration, and teachers will lead your family through the process.
For more information, please call 954-680-1882, or visit https://templebethemet.org/learning/religious-school