Kesher (connection): New and Improved Wednesday elementary option!

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Kesher provides an educational option for 3rd-5th Graders who want the convenience of pursing Jewish Education and Hebrew during the week. The 3rd-5th Grade students follow the “experiential” model of our existing Kesher program, based on a chosen learning theme for one portion of the afternoon. This year's Kesher theme is: Jewish Connections of a Lifetime!

For the second portion of the afternoon, students would join leveled Hebrew classes of Alef, Bet, and Gimmel (Beginner, intermediate, advanced). This program is an alternative to Rishonim.

Kesher learning experiences meet on Wednesday afternoons from 3:45-6:00 pm. A sample schedule is:

  • 3:45-4:50 Leveled Hebrew classes (Alef, Bet, or Gimmel)Experiential learning session

  • 4:55-6:00 Experiential learning session

  • Students could optionally stay for dinner from 6:00-6:20 pm for an extra fee.

Additionally, Kesher families enroll in our Community Shabbat Dinner on the 1rst Friday of the month for dinner, schmoozing, and prayer.

Sample Friday Evening Schedule

  • 5:30-6:10 Tree of Life Shabbat Service (geared toward Pre-K -2nd Grade)
  • 6:10-7:10 Community Shabbat Dinner (Open to all members of PTBE)
  • 7:15-8:15 Shabbat Hallelu (OPTIONAL-geared toward 3rd graders - adult)