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Mid-Week Hebrew School

Our Wednesday evening Hebrew program is available for students in third though sixth grade. Each of the 25 sessions includes an all-school T’filah (prayer) service geared specially toward pre-B’nei Mitzvah students. While the core focus of Hebrew school is on Hebrew engagement, each grade’s approach is different.

NEW! Online Hebrew classes will be a permanent addition to our program, even once we return to in-person learning!

  • Third graders dive deep into customs, meaning, and vocabulary related to Shabbat and Passover. Each session incorporates Hebrew surrounding those holidays (i.e., Challah, Kiddish, Pesach, Chag Sameach), as well as the introduction of a new “Hebrew letter of the week”.
  • Fourth graders continue to build on learned Hebrew with the use of Hebrew workbooks and fun classroom games. 
  • Fifth graders use their Hebrew knowledge to begin learning Prayerbook Hebrew. Using a curriculum called “Make T’filah Meaningful”, students learn the meaning of the prayers we say and sing through art and stories.
  • Sixth graders have skill level-based classes. The level 1 class is all about practice, practice, practice! Once the students test into level 2, they focus more on reading fluency and reading from the Mishkan T'filah prayer book (the one they will use when they become B'nei Mitzvah)!


For more information on youth learning opportunities, please contact Carly Cera, Director of Youth Education and Engagement, at, or 512 454-6806 to set up a time to talk on the phone or in person. We look forward to getting to know you and your kids!
You do not have to become a member of Congregation Beth Israel to attend our youth education program, although membership is strongly encouraged and welcomed.

For more information on adult learning opportunities, please contact Trish Ivey, Clergy Assistant, at or 512-454-6806

Mon, February 6 2023 15 Sh'vat 5783