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Religious School

About Us

Our Leonard & Madlyn Abramson Education Center offers Sunday religious school for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Mid-week Hebrew school begins in 3rd grade. Social youth programs are provided for our K - 12th graders, along with a junior choir for 1st - 5th graders and a youth choir, the Chai Notes, for 7th - 12th graders.

Important Announcement - Fall 2020 - Religious School Operations During COVID-19

The religious school at The Leonard & Madlyn Abrahamson Education Center has made the decision to pursue high-quality virtual learning through Thanksgiving for all grades. This was not an easy decision; however based on community input and the advice of our Religious School Task Force (made up of board members, Religious School parents, teachers, and medical professionals), along with the advice of State and Federal agencies, the larger medical community, and considering the decisions made by our local school districts, we believe that this decision is the best one for the safety and health of our children and our teaching staff.

Our goal is to return to in-person instruction as soon as it is safe to do so.  In, November, we’ll re-evaluate the situation and make a decision for the balance of the school year based on the local conditions at the time.

In addition to making this decision to return virtually, the task force focused on how to make our program the best it can be.  To this end, our programming for this fall has been designed around:

  • Smaller classes
  • Combined Hebrew and Judaics for 3rd-6th grade students
  • More options for when to meet
  • Enhanced learning
  • Offering Hebrew Tech options
  • Moving our T’filah Lab online with the clergy so Hebrew students can practice services.
  • Continued personalized Bar and Bat Mitzvah preparation
  • Weekly Youth Engagement opportunities that are in-person and outside

Looking forward to a positive, meaningful year,

Aaron Nielsenshultz, Principal

Learn more about our youth engagement programs.

Our Vision

We are committed to inspire our students and their families to live connected Jewish lives of meaning and purpose.

Our Mission

We create passionate Jewish identity in our students by partnering with families to…

  • instill Jewish knowledge and love of Torah which encompasses all Jewish learning
  • create community and connections within the school, the synagogue, and the Jewish people
  • foster a love of Israel
  • empower Jewish ethical living
  • embrace Tikkun Olam, repair of the world
  • provide opportunities for sacred moments
  • cultivate inclusion and acceptance

…so that we establish a love of Judaism that sustains the Jewish people.

                      If you would like to learn more, please contact Aaron Nielsenshultz, Director of Religious School, or call 215-646-5806 x232.

Inclement Weather Announcements

Student safety is our paramount concern, so on occasion it may be necessary to close school due to adverse weather conditions. School closings will be publicized using our OneCall system to email and phone, on the Beth Or website, and on Facebook.

How to Contact Us

  • Main Religious School Office: 215-646-7417
  • For questions on curriculum, school philosophy, inclusion, or to share comments or feedback: Aaron Nielsenshultz, Director of Religious School, 215-646-5806 x232
  • For bar/bat mitzvah date information, help with registration, and general information: Mandy Baer
  • For questions about bills: Sharon Carlin.

Please refer to the links on the side of this page to find important registration information for the current/upcoming school year including instructions, school calendar, education programs, tuition and fees, on-line registration link, Youth Groups and Junior Choir/Youth Choir, as well as our Inclusion policy

Are you looking for information on our B'nai Mitzvah process?  Visit our B'nai Mitzvah Headquarters to find many answers to your questions.

Would you like to hear prayers and practice them? Visit our Audio/Visual Resources page.

Wed, January 20 2021 7 Sh'vat 5781