Religious School


Congregation Beth El’s Patricia Sarah Ashkenazi Religious School (PSARS) offers a rich and vibrant Jewish education for your children, fostering a love of Judaism by teaching values that are relevant to daily life.  We are thrilled to be offering Religious School for your children from 3 years of age through Grade 7 and invite you to register your child/ren for the coming school year.

Under the leadership of new director Sharon Serbin, this year’s program promises to be deeply experiential and hands-on, with a curriculum that will make Judaism fun, memorable, and meaningful.  All students will meet on Sunday mornings (3 years – Grade 7) from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at Congregation Beth El.  In addition, students in Grades 3 through 6 will meet at the Simon Family JCC on the Sandler Family Campus on Wednesday afternoons with their Beth El family and friends.  Students will meet at 5:30 pm, with a “transition period” that will include activities and snacks, followed by Hebrew study, dinner and dismissal at 7:30 pm.  This collective Hebrew program on Wednesdays will replace the individual tutoring of the past few years.

The Community Midrashah invites teens from 8th through 12th grade to deal with real world questions of Judaism during weekly sessions. We look forward to sharing the details with the community soon.

All of Congregation Beth El’s Religious School programs are open to the entire Jewish community.

For more information, please email or call 757-625-7821.

To register your child(ren) for the 5783 school year and/or copies of Religious school and Hebrew school calendars, please click here.