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Jewish Education at Bet Shira is dedicated to teaching the community's children the traditions and history of their Jewish faith, and enriching the spiritual experience of our adult members during our services and holiday celebrations. 

Our religious school currently has over 20 students aged 4 to 10, with 3 grade levels.  Taught by a dedicated team of parents, the school year begins just after the High Holy Days, and concludes with a Friday night Shabbat Service led by the students in the Summer.  Like everything else in Bet Shira, our teaching opportunities are lay-led, and allow any member to organize a religious service and contribute to content.

Religious School News


 

 

Religious School News:

The kids at religious school have done an amazing job of learning the parts of leading a Torah service and have taken on leading a mock service at religious school with minimal teacher involvement. It was very exciting and extremely fun. They also have been involved in a small genealogy project in which they research relatives who immigrated to America and then report back to the school what they learned. It has been very interesting to hear stories from different families and to see how much they have in common and also hear what is unique to them. 

The three Hebrew classes are enjoying presenting plays to each other, all in Hebrew. The other classes get to watch or sometimes they get to act in another class's play! 

The Simcha Singers are working on new material and will be performing a bit this winter. They will be at the Quimper Universalist Unitarian Fellowship in December and at Kol Shalom on Bainbridge Island in January. They have also been invited to sing at a few places in Seattle, so that will be coming up for them soon. 

For more information about Bet Shira's religious school contact Debbie Bakin or Kathryn Molotsky betshira@yahoo.com.
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