Religious School

Aron & Sala Samueli Religious School

We’re looking forward to our 2019-20 Shabbat Chai and Hebrew School programs!

Read more about the program (including costs and dates) in our Parent Information Booklet here!

If you are a new family to the temple or are registering a child(ren) for the first time, please register online here.

Shabbat Chai starts Friday, August 23 at 4pm & 
Hebrew School starts Monday, August 26 at 4:30pm

If you have any questions about Shabbat Chai, Hebrew School, or your family’s Jewish well-being, please contact us. We are looking forward to a wonderful year with you and your family.                                

Wendy Yesharim, Program Director
949-362-3999 ext 214

Monday Hebrew School Families click here of all class information

Shabbat Chai Families click here for all class information

Click Here to read about our religious school staff

*As always, please know that no child will be excluded from Jewish engagement and learning opportunities at Temple Beth El due to financial concern. Please contact our Executive Director, Bonni Pomush, if your family has financial need regarding Religious School tuition or if you would like to help a family in need by making a donation to the Mirsky Scholarship Fund:; 949-362-3999, ext. 213

Information about teen programming is located on our BESTY page.

Shabbat Chai means “Live Shabbat.” Our goal in creating Shabbat Chai was simple: learn through authentic experience.  Instead of learning about being Jewish on Sundays, we will learn about Shabbat and holidays by celebrating them together. We will learn about Jewish values by going out in the community and living them.
You can register online for: Shabbat Chai(Parent&Me, Preschool-7th grade), Hebrew School (Grades 3-7.)
Registration should take about 15 minutes to complete.
You will need the following information on hand:

  • Contact information for 2 emergency contacts (other than a parent)
  • Your child(ren)’s insurance carrier and policy number

Click here to access online registration.
If you have any questions regarding registration or anything to do with your family’s Jewish well-being, please do not hesitate to contact us.
If you have questions regarding registration, Shabbat Chai or Hebrew School contact: Wendy Yesharim, Program Director, at or 949-362-3999 ext 214

If you questions regarding our Post-B’nai Mitzvah programming, contact Rabbi K’vod Wieder:; 949-362-3999 ext. 106
L’Shana HaBa’ah B’Yachad—To the Coming Year Together!!