Torah School For Kids
Wisdom tells us: “Train a child in the way he [should] go; and, even when old, he will not swerve from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)
Therefore, each Sabbath, we train our children in the ways of Torah. It is our mission at Beit Lechem Messianic Congregation to partner with parents in raising and educating children with a love for Torah, Yeshua, and Israel. Our desire is to be a secondary home and encouraging environment where both Jewish and Gentile children will grow up confident in their identity and faith.
During the service children stay in the sanctuary for worship. Children are then dismissed to their appropriate class levels during the message and liturgical portions and return to the sanctuary for the benediction.
Mothers are invited to bring their babies into the nursery and remain with their children at any time throughout the service.
Toddler— Ages: 3-5
The primary focus for children in this age group:
- Stories from Bereshit (Genesis) and Shemot (Exodus),
- Introduction to the Gospel studies of Yeshua,
- Practice kindness towards others,
- Hebrew letter and sound recognition,
- Introduction to the meaning of Shabbat, and
- Basic brachas and prayers such as the Shema and Modeh Ani
- Primary resource is FFOZ Torah Club (Download the sample 8-page booklet for Torah portion Shemini here)
- Students gain a stronger foundational knowledge of:
- Yeshua and service to others,
- the Hebrew Language,
- Liturgy and
- Jewish culture
Shabbat School—Ages: 10+
Students develop a more advanced knowledge of liturgical prayers and deeper study and discussion of the Tanakh and Brit Chadasha.
Policies for Parents and Children
- If you choose to send your children to the Beit Lechem programming and your child(ren) are at reading age please send them to class with a bible as it is essential to participate in class.
- Please do not send children to class with toys from home as they may get mixed with the toys that belong to the congregation.
- Please do not send children to class with snacks/food, other then water, unless your child needs such food for a medical purpose.
- If you arrive after children have been dismissedfrom the sanctuary please make sure that you walk your child(ren) to his/her class or have member of the security team walk them to class.
- Please do not send your child to class if they are sick.
- If you have made Beit Lechem your home congregation and send your child(ren) to the Torah School on a regular basis we ask that you consider volunteering to assist teachers at least once a month.