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beit rayim hebrew school

 

 

about our hebrew school 
 

Imagine a community where everyone matters and is treated equally; where long-term friendships are developed and nurtured, where your community supports you in good times and not-so-good times. Imagine celebrating your simchas in the warm embrace of a dynamic and vibrant community. Imagine your children growing up with rich Jewish traditions and culture along with a deep understanding of their place in the world. Beit Rayim is such a community.

Beit Rayim Hebrew School is devoted to engaging children in hands-on, experiential learning; inspiring them to embrace the knowledge and faith of their Jewish heritage .Using a 21st century approach to education, we teach boys and girls to become committed, involved and engaged members of the Jewish community.

Our Hebrew School runs two days per week, meeting Sunday mornings and Thursday afternoons for grades 2 - 7 and once a week on Sundays for JK, SK and Grade 1. Our program is affiliated with the Jewish Board of Education and meets the requirements of the USCJ (United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism). A Jewish student who has completed his or her education at Beit Rayim Hebrew School qualifies to have a Bar or Bat Mitzvah at any Conservative Synagogue.

Beit Rayim Hebrew School is well established, with a history going back to 1977. We have put a great deal of care and thought into how to make Hebrew school a meaningful experience for you and your children. We are very proud of our program, our students, and our graduates.

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Beit Rayim supports the position of the Toronto Board

of Rabbis. All children enrolled in our Hebrew School and

programs must be fully immunized in accordance with

Ontario Ministry of Health standards.

 

STATEMENT ON VACCINATIONS

BY MICHAL SHEKEL / ON  

TBR Statement on Vaccination

In recent months, there have been outbreaks of measles resulting, in part, from people refusing to vaccinate their children.
The Shulhan Arukh (Hoshen Mishpat 427:8), a classic code of Jewish law, teaches, “Wherever there is a potentially life-endangering pitfall or obstacle, it is a positive commandment to remove it… as the Torah says: ‘Guard yourself and guard your soul.’” (Deut. 4:9).
Modern science has given us the knowledge and ability to safeguard ourselves from fatal diseases. Jewish tradition obligates us to take these precautions.

Further in Deuteronomy (4:15) we are taught, “Be very careful about your lives.” Every life is precious and valuable. We must guard the lives of others, just as we guard our own.

As well, Jews are obligated to care for the health and welfare of others, as it is written, “Love your neighbour as yourself,” (Lev. 19:18) and “All Israel is responsible for one another,” (Babylonian Talmud, Shevuot 39a).

Some people cannot be vaccinated due to their age, serious health concerns, and certain medical conditions; thus, they rely on “herd immunity” for their safety. Disregarding their safety and exposing them to danger – even potential danger – is against the values of Judaism. Vaccinations are proven to be safe and effective. Claims to the contrary are junk science.
Judaism believes in responsibility and obligation. As we are responsible for each other’s safety, we are obligated to take the necessary precautions to ensure everyone’s health and well-being.

Joining the vast majority of rabbis from across the denominational spectrum who emphatically and overwhelmingly support vaccination, we, the Toronto Board of Rabbis, implore all those who are able to be vaccinated to do so according to medical guidelines and thereby safeguard the public’s health as well as their own.

Further, we call on all Toronto area Jewish organizations, especially schools and summer camps, to require vaccination according to medical guidelines for anyone involved in their organization.

 


 

our curriculum features: 

Multigenerational Studies
Opportunities for children together with parents and grandparents to share in hands-on workshops and informative, topical seminars offering tips and tools for ways to incorporate at home in day-to-day life

Festive Holiday Events
Including celebrations for Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Chanukah, Tu B’Shevat, Purim and Yom Haatzmaut

Tikkum Olam
Outreach to seniors, community food drives and other chesed initiatives reinforce Jewish values introduced in class

Sunday Tefilah
Students have a weekly opportunity to apply the knowledge of prayer and synagogue skills acquired in the classroom

Shabbat Family Services
A monthly service specifically geared to students and their families; including active participation opportunities

Shinshinim
Our program features ongoing involvement with our Israeli youth emissaries; further reinforcing our connection to modern Israel

Bible Contest
Beit Rayim students have won the Merit award, attended national competition and consistently placed in the top 5

Rikudiyah
Students in grades 4 through 7 participate in this annual Israeli Dance Festival

 

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Our Awards:
 

2018-19

Chidon Tanach

Grades 7-8 First Place

Grades 5-6 Top 5

Creative Writing

Winners:
Grade 2
Grade 5
Grade 6

2017-18

Chidon Tanach

Grades 7-8 First and Second Place

Grades 5-6 Second and Third Place 

Creative Writing

Grade 5 Win

2016-17

Chidon Tanach

Grades 7-8 First Place

Grades 5-6 Third Place

Thu, November 14 2019 16 Cheshvan 5780