Registration open for Bais Abraham’s two Hebrew school programs

Bais Abraham Congregation has opened registration for its two Hebrew school programs, each serving different populations of Jewish children accommodating their individual learning needs. 

The Shelanu School, is entering its fourth year, primarily serves Israeli children in kindergarten through eighth grade who speak Hebrew at home. Classes meet weekly on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The school’s first two hours teach Hebrew reading and writing, and knowledge of the land of Israel and its recent history. Its third hour teaches Jewish holidays and traditions. Children with good understanding and speaking ability of modern Hebrew from all Jewish backgrounds and levels of Jewish knowledge are encouraged to attend. 

The Yavneh School, entering its second year, primarily serves Jewish children who are interested in supplementary, but serious, Jewish learning.  The school provides text-based Jewish learning on several levels and can accommodate students with little prior knowledge and background as well as those that are more familiar with Hebrew language and Jewish Biblical and Rabbinic textual study. Yavneh meets from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday nights and is divided into two class hours, one focused on mishnah (oral tradition) and the other on chumash (bible). 

For each program, some scholarships are available to help defray the cost of tuition for those in need.  

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For more information, call Rabbi Hyim Shafner at 314-721-3030 for more information. To register for the upcoming school year, contact the congregation at the number above or email [email protected] or see and Bais Abraham is located at 6910 Delmar Boulevard in University City.