Life Long Learning

Educational programming at BKB offers opportunities for congregants to engage in a journey of learning and spiritual growth.  Members of all ages are challenged to think, question and contribute creatively to our common journey.

For more information or to enroll in any of the BKB educational programs, please contact BKB at 661.942.4415 or at bkbav@bkbav.org. NOTE: All education programs are currently online during the Coronavirus emergency.

FOR OUR PRESCHOOLERS: BAGELS AND BLOCKS

On Sunday mornings, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, we offer Bagels and Blocks for ages 3-5 to help start them out on their Jewish education.

FOR OUR YOUTH: THE BKB RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

The 5781  (2020-2021) BKB Religious School year is being conducted via distance learning during the Coronavirus emergency.

The BKB Religious School is fun, convenient, and affordable. The BKB Religious School provides Providing Jewish education for children in grades K-10, including bar/bat mitzvah preparation and Confirmation for 10th graders. Children can be enrolled in the BKB Religious School anytime during the school year.

FOR OUR ADULTS: BKB ADULT EDUCATION

BKB Adult Jewish Education includes Torah study at Saturday morning services and special programs and classes conducted by our Rabbi and by lay leaders at BKB Auxiliary meetings and other times. 

Adult Jewish Learning Activities

The BKB Adult Jewish Learning Survey

Wants to Know Your Interests

by January 31

The Jewish tenet V’talmud Torah k’neged kulam teaches that Jewish study is the most important life pursuit. BKB is committed to promoting learning for all ages, from childhood to adulthood. We want to try to offer as many opportunities for adult Jewish learning (AJL) as we can, but to do more AJL programs, we can only do what we, the congregants, offer to do.

So that we can better meet our community’s learning needs, a survey has been developed to enable us to both select future AJL programs and determine when is the best time for you to attend them. The format of this survey is designed so that you can reply with your program interests and times by listing the program items and time numbers.

Please email BKB at bkbav@bkbav.org if you would like a copy of the survey and take a few minutes to reply to this survey by January 31. Todah rabah (thank you).

The Beth Knesset Bamidbar Alumni Series presents:

304,805 Letters-The Journey to a New Torah

With Elizabeth and Michael Collura

via Zoom and Facebook Live

Monday, February 8, 7:00 pm

 In 2019, Temple Sinai in Pittsburgh, PA undertook a grand project of fulfilling the 613th Commandment: writing a new Torah, in honor of the Senior Rabbi’s retirement. Congregants of all demographics and ages participated through the many different facets of the program. Elizabeth and Michael are excited to share about this project, what they have learned through the congregation’s process of commissioning a Torah, and the many ways the project brought the congregation together.

Elizabeth Collura is a child of BKB. She has fond memories of weekend events with the youth group, volunteering at the Pastrami Booth, the annual BKB retreat and sleeping outdoors under the BKB sukkah. She moved to Pittsburgh, PA for college 20 years ago, and found a Jewish “home” there in Temple Sinai. She and her husband, Michael, have two children, Rachel (age 10) and Adam (8 months). Elizabeth is a lawyer for a multinational insurance company and Michael works in regulatory compliance for a large bank.