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Beit Bina Youth Education



The entire staff at our Beit Bina Hebrew and Religious Studies School of Temple Israel extends our prayers that all our parents and students are feeling well and staying safe.

Who would have thought that the summer of 2020 would look like this?

As Director of Education and the eternal optimist, I have taken this opportunity to completely jump head first into the extended world of Jewish Education, 2020. I found so much to learn, so much new and exciting platforms of teaching Hebrew, Jewish values, Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Major and Minor Jewish observances, music, Prayer, dance and of course cooking.

We are ready for an exciting year. Our school is now a proud member of Shalom Learning: The state of the art of Jewish Education for online use as well as in the classroom.

But there is more! We are prepared to integrate this wonderful platform into our traditional approach towards reaching our students as the individuals they are. We will continue to bring joy, happiness, kindness and love into our method of teaching using Shalom Learning as a new tool to partner with. Please feel free to visit Shalom Learning @

As our full staff of Teachers and Madrichim is excited to have you join us, we invite you all to register now so we can prepare for the future.

We will be teaching online for now and until January 2021. We will be reevaluating our year as time passes with input from our Parents and Education Committee.

  • Our first Sunday session for PreK-7th grade is scheduled to begin Sunday, September 13 at 10:00 am for students and parents.
  • Our first Thursday Hebrew session for grades 3-7thgrade will begin Thursday, October 1, at 4:00 pm.

As Always, With Lots & Lots of Love and Blessings,

Cantor Brian Reich, Director of Education


For additional information contact Cantor Brian Reich at


Please note that this enrollment form allows for maximum of two children per family, if you are in need of enrolling for three children, you will need to submit a second form. 



Information for Student (1)

Information for Student (2)

All EpiPens at Temple Israel must have photo ID attached.

All EpiPens at Temple Israel must have photo ID attached.



By clicking yes - you are agreeing that Student's photograph, name, art, written work, voice, or verbal statements may appear in Temple Israel of Alameda publicity or publications.


I hereby give permission for my child(ren) to be taken off Temple grounds for the purpose of medical attention in the event that I cannot be contacted in an emergency.  I authorize and designate the Rabbi or Religious School Director as my representative in the event of a medical emergency concerning my child.



Kinder-2nd Grade:   $690.00

3rd Grade-7th Grade:   $1,025.00

Bar/Bat/B'nei Mitzvah Preparation:   $1,000.00


Upon Submission of form, you will have the option of breaking out your payments to monthly, quarterly, or semi-annually if you choose. 

Welcome to Beit Bina, our religious school at Temple Israel, where we are planting the seeds of the Jewish experience for the next generation.

Beit means house and Bina means understanding or wisdom in Hebrew.

Ours truly is a house of understanding and wisdom.

Our congregation welcomes any family; our school welcomes any child who desires Jewish values, traditions and language as part of their life.

We want all parents to know that it’s never too late for your child to begin their Religious/Hebrew school journey with us. We offer programs for children from pre-K through sixth grade on Thursdays and Sundays.


On Thursday, from 4pm to 5:30pm, students in grades 3 thru 7 receive an age-appropriate Hebrew education. Director Cantor Brian Reich, along with the Beit Bina staff, have coordinated and selected the most current Hebrew curriculum and use of technology to both educate our students and engage them with joy in learning Hebrew.


On Sunday, from 9:30am to 12pm, the program for children in pre-K thru 6th grade, is dedicated to Jewish cultural studies with a focus on the Holy Days, Holidays, Festivals and Observances through arts and crafts, storytelling, puppetry, dance and of course music. There is a short Hebrew component, too.


Our teachers are highly-trained to effectively communicate with joy while teaching the Hebrew language. In addition to our class approach, we are built to offer to those students in need one-on-one tutoring. We have individual tutoring for new students and the Director of Education is a Cantor. That means lots of wonderful fun music, music and more music. Come learn and sing with us this year.


Sun, July 25 2021 16 Av 5781