LBA HEBREW SCHOOL
Thank you for your inquiry regarding LBA Hebrew School. We are excited about the response and interest we have seen and we are looking forward to a productive year with a motivated group of students and families. We hope your child will be part of our Hebrew School. Below is some information you will find useful. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
CTC Hebrew School is organized through the Community Torah Center of Bucks County. CTC is a non-affiliated family education organization dedicated to the furtherance of Jewish identity and heritage through positive learning experiences.
Philosophy & Goals
The goal of our Hebrew School is to stimulate awareness among our participant families that Judaism can be relevant. This is done through imaginative and thought provoking teaching methods and hands-on experience. The approach is to encourage the family to join in the learning process. This makes the student’s education much more meaningful. We hope our students will view Hebrew School as a milestone in their life and not as a dead-end Jewish experience.
The secret of our success is twofold. First of all, the Jewish education your child is receiving is enjoyable, exciting, and low-pressure. We gauge success not by how well or how many Torah Verses he/she can recite at the bar/bat mitzvah celebration. Rather, our desire is that every week, every child actually looks forward to learning about Judaism, thus making Judaism a lifelong endeavor.
The second component to our success rate is the under-rated element of parent involvement. Remember when you asked why you had to go to Hebrew school? Because “I had to go” was the answer you usually got from your folks. But imagine if years back, your folks didn’t just drop you off at school to pick you up two or three hours later. Imagine that just once, they stayed with you, grew with you, studied Torah with you, and actually showed an interest in your Hebrew School experience. We want our students to go to Hebrew School because everyone in their family is participating. To implement this we have provided many family and adult programs designed to enrich the total Hebrew School experience for your child. Offerings will include Hebrew reading crash course, Jewish life-cycle, Holidays, Adult bar/bat mitzvah program, etc. There is nothing better for your child’s motivation than to see you joining him/her in a Jewish education!
The highlight of the adult education is the Parents classes that will be held occasionally on Sunday mornings. Its benefits are numerous. You have an opportunity to study the same topic your children are studying. You can also discuss Jewish issues in an open forum. Let’s face it, even if you attended Hebrew School as a child, Judaism is more sophisticated to a forty-year old than to a thirteen-year-old. Most important is the profound effect your child will receive knowing that Mom or Dad isn’t just dropping them off at Hebrew School. They are active participants in their growth in Judaism.
As a boy or girl nears the age of Bar or Bat Mitzvah, preparations for the big day begin. During the first few weeks of school, parents can schedule a meeting with us to discuss the different options for a bar/bat mitzvah. The tutoring is done during Hebrew School hours.
Locations and Times
Classes are held once a week on Sunday mornings between 9:30 AM and 12:00 PM, at our home, 944 Second Street Pike in Richboro - Front Building. There will also be programs scheduled at other times to coincide with holidays and other special occasions.
The tuition for the 2016-17 year is $675.00 and a $50.00 registration fee per student. You may pay in full or request a personal payment plan. Please indicate your choice on the downloadable registration form. You can pay by clicking on the "Pay Now" button below or by filling out your credit card information on the registration form. In addition, checks can be made payable to Community Torah Center of Bucks County, or to CTC.
Please feel free to call me with any questions or comments @ 215-364-1160 or Contact Us.
I look forward to having you join the CTC family!!
Mrs. Suri Max
CTC Hebrew School Director