Wednesday Night middle school program (6th-8th grade)

In our Middle School Wednesday Night Program, 6th-8th grade meets every Wednesday night 6:00-8:00pm for dinner, relevant learning, prayer, and community building.

  • Our 6th grade students spend the year focusing on three crucial topics: T'filah-based Hebrew, Torah and Jewish History. Each of these content areas will help students see themselves as a part of the larger Jewish story, as they have the chance to connect with each other and our tradition in their synagogue home.

  • 7th grade Mitzvah Corps engages middle school students in the process of entering the world of adult Jewish responsibility with a focus on changing the world through the doing of mitzvot and our sacred obligation to do the acts of tzedakah (righteous giving). 7th graders will also have the opportunity to participate in T'filah and electives of their choosing. Mark your calendars for the 7th grade B'nai Mitzvah Retreat October 26-27, 2018. (At least one parent must attend Saturday, Oct. 27.)

Want a quick refresher of the Hebrew Prayers? Practice along with the recordings here.

8th grade post-B'nai Mitzvah students have the opportunity to explore personal Jewish identity through a combination of content-based and social electives. 8th graders will have the chance to choose a class, like "Connecting to Israel" or "Current Events," and connect with each other through social electives, such as cooking lessons, yoga or sports.

  • Our 6th and 7th grade programs are a required part of becoming a B'nai mitzvah at PTBE.

2019/2020 B'nai Mitzvah Parent Handbook

Sample WNP Schedule:

  • 6:00 - 6:25 Dinner (Pizza, Chinese, Italian)

  • 6:25 - 7:10 - Class I

  • 7:10 - 7:15 - Break

  • 7:15 - 7:55 - Class II

  • 7:55 - 8:00 Siyuum