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Education At Temple Beth El

Jewish learning is an exciting endeavor that continues throughout our lives. Our goal at Temple Beth El of South Orange County is to educate both children and adults in the beliefs and practices of Judaism so that they will feel passion and pride in being Jewish. As such, we promote an educational climate in which each individual can discover and cultivate his or her own strong and lasting Jewish identity.

Our Early Childhood Center (ECC) offers programming for children ten months through six years of age, including Mom & Me, preschool, and a full-day, accredited kindergarten program. 

Our nationally recognized Religious School provides education from Pre-K to 12th grade, and includes a family program, Hebrew school and electives-based programming for middle through high school.

Our Adult Education programs include myriad opportunities for increasing your knowledge, expanding your horizons, or simply meeting new people.

Early Childhood Center

Gordon & Sklar Early Childhood Center Program

Shalom!  Welcome to Temple Beth El SOC Early Childhood Center where learning is fun!

At Temple Beth El SOC Early Childhood Center we believe that children learn best when they are in a warm, nurturing, loving and safe environment. We believe that parents, teachers, administrators and clergy are a community working together to best serve the needs of each child in the program. Our program provides a dynamic and creative, developmentally appropriate curriculum focusing on the whole child while preparing them for their future education. Our goal is to nurture and strengthen the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development of each child. We integrate Judaic curriculum throughout the day so that children will develop a love of Judaism, an understanding of Jewish values, and a positive Jewish identity. We aim to provide children in our program opportunities to be actively engaged both inside and outside the classroom in order to develop the skills and self-esteem to become lifelong learners.

For more information about our programs please visit our website here and contact ECC Director, Wendy Yesharim at (949) 362-3999 x 317 or

Religious School

We’re looking forward to our 2019-2020 Shabbat Chai and Hebrew School programs!To enroll your child(ren) in Shabbat Chai and Hebrew School, we need to hear back from you. If you are a returning Shabbat Chai/Hebrew School family: registration materials were emailed to you. Please review your Registration Information On File and return it with corrections and selections. If you did not receive your materials, please contact us. 

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


Shabbat Chai and Hebrew School information:

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

*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


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