Temple Beth Or Religious School

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At Temple Beth Or, we have organized our religious school into an innovative Sunday morning camp-like educational program that we call Makor. We also offer a Hebrew School program designed especially to prepare our young members for becoming a bar or bat mitzvah.

Even with our new “normal” feeling so unusual, it’s time for us to start planning for the future! Makor registration for the 2020-2021 academic year opened on May 17th, our last day of school. Of course, we understand that in these uncertain times, it may be necessary for some families to hold off on registering their children until their financial positions are more secure. Nevertheless, please know that we have multiple avenues for helping those in need to afford a Jewish education for their kids.

Remember: You do not need to pay for Makor at the time of your registration. What is most important to us is that your children get set into our system as soon as possible, so we can ensure we are set to offer them a top-notch program next year. Please register by clicking here.

Even when you are ready to pay your Makor tuition, you need not do so all at once. Donna Brodnick, our office administrator, is able to work out manageable payment plan options with any who are interested in exploring that possibility. If you anticipate needing help paying for Makor into next year, also keep in mind that we can offer tuition scholarships through our Saba fund. For more details, please contact the Temple office.


Our Makor program opens with a specially-designed educational session in which students work to develop a strong understanding of core Jewish concepts. The curriculum rotates among three lenses through which classes examine what it means to be Jewish:

The Land of Israel: eretz yisrael (2020-21)

The Scripture of Israel: torat yisrael (2021-22)

The People of Israel: am yisrael (2022-23)

We will cycle through these lenses every three years in order to teach about Judaism from every possible angle. Any topic can be analyzed through this framework and each lens – and grade level – will yield different insights.

Sundays also include opportunities for our students to explore the lighter side of Jewish culture. We have electives, or chugim, in which our students learn more about Jewish aspects of cooking, music, art and more. 


Hebrew School

At Temple Beth Or, students begin learning Hebrew as third graders. These years mark the beginning of our students’ traditional Hebrew education culminating in their bar or bat mitzvah ceremonies. Each year builds upon the previous, setting the foundation of Jewish pride and knowledge in our youth.

Hebrew School is held on Sundays. Makor takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided for those staying for Hebrew School from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Hebrew school is required for grades 3 through 6 and is included in the fee schedule below.


2020-21 Registration and School Calendar

Registration for the 2020-21 school year remains open. The first day of school is Sept. 8.

Fees for the year are as follows

 Preschool – Grade 2  $400
 Grades 3-6*  $600
 Grades 7 and 8  $400
 High School  $300

 *includes required Hebrew school

Learn more about preparing for Bar and Bat Mitzvah by clicking here.

Subscribe to Plan-It Makor, our school newsletter, by clicking here