Temple Beth El believes Jewish identity starts at an early age. Religious and Hebrew School play an active role in introducing our young people to what it means to be Jewish .

Our greatest desire is that every child gain a love of Jewish learning that takes them from early childhood through adulthood. Our school is available to children of members. We offer classes for students of all ages and from many different family backgrounds. Our parents are actively involved in teaching, volunteering and even curriculum and worship.

We encourage family home ritual and study since Jewish practice begins at home. To emulate this we have Friday night family Shabbat services and potluck on the second Friday of each month starting at 6:00pm. The students lead the services themselves and a component of Jewish learning is tied into these Family Shabbat Services. Sunday School meets from 10—12:00pm and Hebrew School meets weekly on Tuesday afternoons from 4:30-6:15pm.

Temple Beth El has a long standing history of supporting  families who want to provide a Jewish education to their children but may not have the financial means to do so. Students are never denied entrance to religious school programs and services due to financial circumstances. Although tuition is necessary to meet our expenses, it should not be an educational barrier. We understand that tuition fees may be difficult for some families to pay. We want to work with you to ensure that both of our financial needs are addressed. There is a scholarship fund to support those who need assistance. We ask that those who receive a scholarship volunteer in either the school or the synagogue in general. Those who are able, are encouraged to donate to the scholarship fund to support our Religious School.

To lean more about our Religious and Hebrew school please call the office (831) 424-9151 or E-mail: templebethelsalinas@gmail.com.