And you shall teach them to your children
- Deuteronomy 6.7
PTBE offers engaging and enduring educational experiences for students of all ages. Children, teens, and adults are integral members of our warm and caring community. The values we teach reflect a deep appreciation for Jewish tradition and encourage active interpretation and creative forms of religious expression. Jewish education is a life-long journey. Our goal is for students to gain the necessary tools to study, question, and participate actively in Jewish life. We embrace and teach the principles of Reform Judaism.
Our K-12 Education Program includes Rishonim (Sunday School) and Hebrew Education for K-5th grades, our innovative Gesher Family Education Program for K-3rd grades, and Kesher, our alternative education program for 4th and 5th grades. For older students, we offer 2 versions of our Wednesday Night Program: a weekly program for our Middle School students (6th-8th grades) and a bi-weekly gathering for High School students. Our 10th graders come an additional Wednesday night for Confirmation.
We welcome YOU to PTBE's Education Programs for the 2017-2018 school year!
Rabbi Dennis J. Eisner, Senior Rabbi
Rabbi Sara Mason-Barkin - Gesher l'Kesher, WNP, and ECE Program
Rabbi Lisa Kingston - Rishonim, Hebrew, and WNP
Elana Jagoda Kaye, Cantorial Soloist - Director of B'nai Mitzvah Program
Sarah Van Zanten - Youth Director
We look forward to speaking with you in person. For questions, please contact our Education Program Manager, Kim Beauchamp, in the Education Programs office, 650.931.0775.
Please click here for the 2017/18 Registration Forms and Information
K-12 Education Calendar 2017/18 (Revised 6/6)
Gesher l'Kesher Calendar 2017/18 (Revised 5/30)
We gratefully acknowledge a grant from the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund to support scholarships for our educational programs.