"The World Endures Only Because of the Breath of Schoolchildren..."
Education is B'nai Emunah's first priority, and young people are at the very center of our hopes. Our school staff offers formal instruction combined with effervescent informal programming, including an emphasis on music and visual arts, regular overnights in Fall and Spring, and our B'nai Mitzvah Camping program. Our school is eager to make sure that youngsters from pre-kindergarten to 12th graders take pleasure in their studies and develop a solid familiarity with Jewish civilization.
The Elementary School curriculum is shaped by our association with the Institute for Southern Jewish Life, a visionary agency which serves congregations in the South and Central Midwest. The ISJL curriculum connects our young people with their Jewish peers in other cities, and ensures a rich and stimulating experience in the classrooms of our school. Every session is tightly scripted takes into account the attention spans of children at different developmental stages.
In cooperation with Temple Israel, our sister congregation, B'nai Emunah is actively involved in Midrasha (grades 7 through 12). We think it's important that children continue their Jewish educations beyond bar and bat mitzvah, and the vast majority do exactly that. If you'd like to register for Midrasha for the coming semester, please call our Director of Education at (918) 583-7121.
Substantial support is available to students who wish to participate in an Israel Pilgrimage program or summertime study camping. We are committed to the Ramah camping movement, but will also help underwrite summer experiences in any program that affirms basic standards of observance and involves young people in a program of formal Jewish study. Many of our young people spend a substantial stretch of summer vacation at Ramah Outdoor Adventure outside Denver. It's a rugged turn on the standard Ramah model and we think that it's a boon to confidence, sturdiness, and self-mastery.