The Sandi Kupperman Learning Center
The Sandi Kupperman Learning Center is the educational arm of Temple Beth El, encompassing the religious school, youth groups, family education, and adult education. This is a place that offers engaging formal and informal learning opportunities, not just teaching Judaism, but celebrating and living it. There are classes and programs for all ages, from children to adults and families. We help our congregants build the skills that they need for a rich Jewish life while also building community.
Religious School and B'Yahad
Formal education at Temple Beth El takes place within the Sandi Kupperman Learning Center Religious School, with afternoon classes for grades K-7. The Religious School's "Hebrew High School" is called B'Yahad, and includes grades 8-12. For more information about the Religious School, please see the links on the left.
Informal education at Temple Beth El falls under SCUSY, our local chapter of United Synagogue Youth (USY) and Kadima. Kadima is our youth group for grades 5-8, and USY is our youth group for grades 9-12.
United Synagogue Youth and Kadima inspire Jewish youth to explore, celebrate and practice ethical values, Jewish living, Zionism and community responsibility based on the ideology of the Conservative Movement. USY and Kadima offer opportunities for social interaction with other teens locally, regionally, and internationally!
This year’s USY and Kadima calendars will feature a range of events and programs, including Fall Regional Convention, which will be hosted at Temple Beth El. Throughout the year, we attend sports events, regional events, overnights, travel experiences, holiday celebrations, and more! Join us for an amazing year with Kadima and USY.
Adult education at Temple Beth El appeals to a wide range of interests. We offer a wide variety of learning opportunities, including how to participate in the service, text study, ethical topics, film, cooking, travel, literature, and beyond! From drop-in Cuppa Joe programs to the set structure of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, you can “just show up,” or come every week. Join us to expand your knowledge, skill sets, and sense of community.
Family education is an integral part of our educational programming. Our goal is to form relationships, build community, and promote Jewish living beyond the synagogue through home-based activities, holiday programs, and experiential activities.