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Youth Education

Here at TBT, we are excited to offer a variety of educational programs tailored to match each child's own learning style. From Chavaya & Ulpan to Teen Beit Midrash, we make enriching education a central part of Jewish life throughout childhood and beyond.

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Early Childhood
Learning Center

E.C.L.C. is more than a school. We are a community of parents, children, teachers and staff that come together in creating an enriching experience for our children and providing a safe, nurturing environment for them to grow.

 

Our “whole child” learning approach encompasses the areas of social, emotional, physical and intellectual development for every child. By using developmentally appropriate, hands-on, playful learning experiences we nurture the development of language and motor skills, foster confidence and independent thinking, and  teach students to be respectful, empathic and think of others around them. Our teachers and staff are committed to taking a personal approach to every parent and child, creating an environment that instills confidence and enthusiasm for learning.

Gesher Afterschool Program

Gesher is TBT’s response to many families that can’t access a Jewish Day School, but want to provide high quality Jewish education to their children.

Our program provides children and their families with a community environment that provides them a home every afternoon. Through a warm and engaging atmosphere, children learn about our relationship with G-d and through acts of loving-kindness, begin to learn the aleph-bet, get homework help and stay connected to their Temple community. We offer enrichment activities that support math, reading, and writing in addition to Judaism, science, sports, art and music.

Gesher is open to children from kindergarten to 6th grade.

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Religious & Hebrew School

Children watch as their teacher demonstrates Hebrew vowel usage

Temple Beth Tikvah’s Religious School Program will now occur on Sunday mornings from 9:00am-12:00pm. Sundays will serve as the core of the Religious School experience for children in Kindergarten through 7th grade. Every Sunday will begin with a school-wide T’filah service led by Rabbi Mati and end with chuggim -electives- taught by teen madrichim in our community. During their lessons, children will be placed in age-based groups and move through a rotation of Judaica, Music, and Hebrew.

In addition to the Sunday Hebrew curriculum, children will also have the opportunity to learn decoding and Hebrew reading during Hebrew School lessons which will take place on Wednesday evenings from 5:00-6:00pm. Lessons are optional for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade, and a requirement for children in 6th and 7th grade as they approach their B’nai Mitzvah.

Sundays & Wednesdays, Grades K-7

First-time students will receive a 50% discount on tuition for their first year!

B'nai Mitzvah

B'nai Mitzvah at TBT is an opportunity for children and families to connect to a wide spectrum of Jewish experiences and to live Jewish values as a community. Spread over an entire year full of exploring and learning, B’nai Mitzvah is a nurturing environment in which children develop and strengthen their self-esteem and confidence, community awareness and a deep connection to their Jewish identity.

Grade 7

A young man holds the torah with his mother during his bar mitzvah

Teen Learning

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Our teen learning program is an opportunity for post-B'nai Mitzvah teens to engage in Jewish learning on a deeper and more advanced level than ever before. We focus on what it means to live a Jewish life, how their Jewish identity will carry them out of their childhood and into their emerging adulthood, and how they can remain connected to Jewish community in their authentic way.

Teens will have two primary options for their programming: Tea, Teens, and Torah ONLY or TBTeens full program. 

Tea, Teens, and Torah is a program is open to all Jewish teenagers in Orange County. They will come together and have an evening of Jewish conversation facilitated by Rabbinical Fellow, Rabbi Daniel Levine.  The program takes place select Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm at Boba Time in Downtown Fullerton. 

Participation in TBTeens includes Religious & Hebrew School Madrichim, Monthy Confirmation Class with Rabbi Mati, Tea, Teens & Torah, and Monthly Youth Social Events.

Select Wednesdays, Grades 8-12

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