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welcome to the Jewish Learning Center

The Shema contains a passage instructing us to remember the
commandments and “teach them diligently to your children.” At Congregation B’nai Sholom – Beth David, that responsibility is carried out by our Jewish Learning Center (JLC), which offers programs for children from pre-K – Grade 7.

We believe Jewish learning is about more than preparing children to become Bar or Bat Mitzvah. We welcome families from all backgrounds, denominations and religious upbringings. In addition, we involve parents in Jewish learning through  Family Education programs.

The JLC curriculum combines instruction in prayer, Hebrew literature and language, the Bible, Jewish history, Jewish holidays, and lessons on the Holocaust. Students receive a high-quality, differentiated education in a departmentalized setting that meets the needs of all learners.

Our pre-K – Grade 1 classes meet from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Sundays. Grades 2 – 7 meet from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and 9 a.m. – 12 noon Sundays. Holding class two days a week rather than three is a great convenience for busy parents.

Come and take a tour to see our rich educational environment. Contact Principal Nina Pasternack at for additional information about the Jewish Learning Center.




Birthright is an amazing experience open to all Jewish adults between the ages of 18-32 years old.

On this ten day tour around Israel, Jewish adults gain access to the land of our ancestors, and our brethren in Israel today. There, they can begin to form a relationship of their own with the Jewish homeland. This amazing ten day trip around the country will energize and excite participants. Congregation B'nai Sholom-Beth David encourages it's membership to sign up with Israel Outdoors for a phenomenal experience.

The Jewish Learning Center is proud to inform our congregants of a new relationship with Israel Outdoors. Congregation B'nai Sholom-Beth David members, and Jewish Learning Center Alumni can now register for Taglit-Birthright with expedited access to the trip of their choice. When registering for this trip please enter code CBSBD fotr expedited access. 



South Shore CHAI Hebrew High SchooL

Religious school and Bar/Bat Mitzvah should be viewed as a beginning – not an end – for engagement in Jewish life.

As you move forward in school and life, you will wrestle with many questions about how to apply Jewish values to your daily life. One of the best ways to do this is by joining South Shore CHAI Hebrew High School, our continuing Jewish conversation for teens.

In addition to sharing dinner with one another, Rabbi Lerner of Congregation B’nai Sholom – Beth David and Rabbi Marsh of Oceanside Jewish Center will challenge you to think about timely topics and Jewish identity.

USY Chapter

Congregation B’nai Sholom – Beth David and Oceanside Jewish Center sponsor a USY chapter that meets before the Hebrew High School. Participants get together to engage in a variety of fun and social activities. USY also runs local, regional and national programs that will give you a chance to meet teens from other Conservative congregations like ours.


South Shore Chai Hebrew High School meets once a week 7 – 8:30 p.m. Mondays. The program costs $300 for the year. Join us to continue to build your Jewish learning and identity.

Enrollment Application

Program Schedule

Thu, June 13 2024 7 Sivan 5784