Beth Torah Building
   

P.O Box, Hyattsville, MD 20788

Office Phone: (301) 927-5525

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 Rabbi Mendel L. Abrams Hebrew School

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On November 17, 2001, Beth Torah Congregation (Conservative/ Egalitarian) named its Hebrew School after Rabbi Mendel L. Abrams in honor of his 30 years of service to the community. The school which now bears his name is a unique, friendly, and challenging learning community located in the brand-new Anna and Leonard Lipshultz Education Center. Membership in the congregation is not necessary for enrollment; non-members pay a slightly higher tuition. The Mendel Abrams Hebrew School offers instruction in Kindergarten through seventh grade; confirmation, post-confirmation and adult education classes are offered as well. Since 2004, the school has run a joint program with Mishkan Torah Congregation in Greenbelt, so the resources of two congregations are now available for the benefit of all students.
A Staff Unlike Any Other
The teachers at Mendel Abrams Hebrew School have an ideal combination of professionalism and dedication. A young, energetic staff keeps up with the kids as well as the latest innovative teaching techniques. It is a staff dedicated to educating the whole child: diverse learning styles are recognized and celebrated through instruction in music, dance, visual art, drama, cooking, debate, and yes, even reading and writing. Games, role-play, technology, and other progressive techniques are the norm at Mendel Abrams Hebrew School.
A Program Unlike Any Other
The curriculum at Mendel Abrams Hebrew School is centered around a central idea: Judaism is best learned through positive experiences; and Judaism can be experienced in many ways. Jewish identity is shaped through language study. Spiritual development is nurtured through community involvement. Tzedakah programs are strengthened through ongoing relationships with area nursing homes, crisis centers, and hunger response organizations. Mendel Abrams Hebrew School meets on Wednesdays and Saturdays, which opens up a variety of experiences that children might not otherwise have. Besides necessitating creative teaching techniques (no writing on Saturdays), students regularly attend and participate in services. The entire school community: parents, teachers, and students, meet together at least once a week, experiencing Shabbat and not just learning about it.
A Community Unlike Any Other
The Rabbi Mendel L. Abrams Hebrew School welcomes input and encourages communication between all members of the community. Parents and students can find out what’s going on at school on our website; all shareholders in the school are in constant communication. Monthly Family Services offer an opportunity to bond as a group in an entertaining and relaxed environment. All of these factors combine to make a truly unique learning community — one where diversity is valued, where learning is enjoyed, and where children get a chance to explore, learn about and experience their Jewish heritage.
Schedule, Tuition and Contact Information
Upper School (Grades 3 – 7)
Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

2006 – 2007 Tuition
$525/members, $785/nonmembers
Lower School (Grades K– 2)
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


2002 – 2003 Tuition
$330/members, $385/nonmembers
Download a Beth Torah Hebrew School application in Word or PDF format.

For more information, contact the Principal, Bret Goldstein (bretgoldstein@comcast.net, 301-441-2347) or Beth Torah (bethtorah@starpower.net, 301-927-5525).