Chai School Mission
Congregation Beth Emeth strives to give our teens the tools and experiences that will help them to live a Jewish life. We endeavor to impart a love for Judaism, for Israel, engagement with God, a commitment to mitzvot and tikkun olam, and to inspire Judaic competency and connection in their Jewish and secular community.
We use primary text, commentaries, and hands on experiences to create Jewishly educated teens for their and our future.
We hope that each teen will continue on their own Jewish journey and will continue to create and support a thoughtful, educated community.
What is Chai School?
Our Chai School students in grades 8-10 have the opportunity on Sunday afternoons to explore their own Jewish interests with a variety of classes, guest speakers, field trips and community service projects. Rabbi Michelle (Mina) Goldsmith leads the Confirmation Class in the 10th grade.
Chai School concludes with Confirmation during 10th grade.
Our Chai School students are eligible to become madrichim, assistant teachers, in the Religious School. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Ellie Klein, Religious School Director. An application is available online or from the office.